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Jobs And Skills Wa

What is Jobs and Skills WA?

As Western Australia’s economy grows and diversifies, the outlook for jobs is constantly changing. Jobs and Skills WA is the way the State Government, through the Department, prioritises its investment in training to focus on courses that equip people to take up jobs that are, or will be, in high demand. Priorities include apprenticeships, eligible traineeships and priority industry qualifications.

ACCCO is an approved training provider offering Early Childhood Education and Care funded courses. Please see further information on the Jobs and Skills WA website here.

To enrol in this funding, students are required to attend class to achieve the required face-to-face training hours. Classes for 2019 are due to commence from Tuesday 1st October 2019. Classes are held at the State Library of Western Australia (25 Francis St, Perth WA 6000) and are scheduled on Tuesdays from 9.30am to 2.30pm. These classes will not be held during School Holidays.

What can I study with ACCCO?

Please Note: Jobs and Skills WA funding is only available for classroom study only. External students do not qualify for any funding assistance with fees.

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Class only)

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (Class only)

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to undertake training under PIT, prospective students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Are aged 15 years old or above
  • Not a Secondary School Student
  • Must be an Australian Citizen or a
  • A permanent visa holder or holder of visa subclass 309, 820 or 826; or
  • A dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457. (Please note: New Zealand Citizens are not eligible unless they have obtained Australian permanent residency and can show evidence of this (as the standard Special Category Visa is a temporary Visa only).)
  • Must live in WA (excl. Residents of Christmas Island or Cocos Island)
  • Not a Prisoner
  • Must be available to attend class Tuesdays 9.30am – 2.30pm at the State Library of Western Australia (25 Francis St, Perth WA 6000).

Please note: Access to subsidised training is subject to availability. 

Cost to the Participant

If a person is eligible for funding under Jobs and Skills WA, the Western Australian Government will subsidise the costs of their accredited training, although a student contribution fee will be required.

Qualification Name
Number of Units Nominal Hours
Contribution Fee

Concession Fee
Maximum Annual Fee for Secondary School Age Persons
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
$3.25 per nominal hour
$0.97 per nominal hour
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
$5.79 per nominal hour
$1.74 per nominal hour

Please note:

  • The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees.
  • Students who do not meet the eligibility criteria for Jobs and Skills Funding, fees will be calculated at the Fee-For-Service class rates > Click Here <
  • This mode of class study is not eligible for Centrelink.

Am I eligible for Concession?

The following students are entitled to the concession rate on course fees:

a) Persons and dependants of persons holding:

    i) A Pensioner Concession Card.
    ii) A Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
    iii) A Health Care Card.

b) Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY.
c) Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of the Youth Allowance.
d) Persons and dependants of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution.
e) Secondary school-aged persons, not enrolled at school.

Please note: Proof of eligibility for concession must be demonstrated prior to the commencement of training. If the concession is valid for the full enrolment period, then all eligible units commenced within that period attract the concession rate. If the concession is valid for part of the enrolment period, then only eligible units commenced prior to the expiry of the concession attract the concession rate.

Fee Exemptions:

Students in State Government Care

Students not enrolled at school are exempt from course and resource fees if they:

  • Are under the care of the Chief Executive Officer of the Department for Child Protection and Family Support: and
  • Are a secondary school-aged person; or
  • Are under 18 years of age. 

VET in Schools

Secondary school students are exempt from course and resource fees if they:

  • Are enrolled at school, as defined in the School Education Act 1999; and
  • Are undertaking a VET course

Fee Waiver

ACCCO may waive all fees for student applicants who can prove severe financial hardship. Financial hardship is defined by Jobs & Skills WA and applicants MUST meet the definition and criteria to be eligible for a waiver. ACCCO will require information from applicant to prove their severe Financial Hardship Claim.

*CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is NOT available for FEE Waiver.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is an assessment only process for experienced workers who are seeking formal recognition of their existing skills and knowledge. Read more

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer (sometimes known as advanced standing) is awarded when a student has completed the units required for a qualification at another Registered Training Organisation. This may  reduce the amount of time it will take you to gain a qualification, and reduce the overall cost. ACCCO provides credit transfer free of chargeRead more

Payment Plans

An upfront payment is required followed by your choice of weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments. We have the following payment schemes available to help you pay your student contribution fee:

No payment plans available for qualifications less than $200.00 (full upfront payment is required)


Contribution Fee
Upfront Payment Amount
(first payment)
Weekly Payment Amount
(regular payments)

$2,470 $182.00 $88.00 x 26 payments
$3,114.60 $234.60 $80.00 x 36 payments
$10,364.10 $764.10 $160.00 x 60 payments


Contribution Fee
Upfront Payment Amount
(first payment)
Fortnightly payment Amount
(regular payments)
$737.20 $87.20 $50.00 x 13 payments
$2,470 $170.00 $100.00 x 23 payments
$3,114.60 $234.60 $120.00 x 24 payments
$10,364.10 $764.10 $320.00 x 30 payments


Contribution Fee
Upfront Payment Amount
(first payment)
Monthly Payment Amount
(regular payments)
$737.20 $137.20 $100.00 x 6 payments
$2,470 $190.00 $190.00 x 12 payments
$3,114.60 $234.60 $240.00 x 12 payments
$10,364.10 $764.10 $640.00 x 15 payments

Please note: 

Final payment may vary depending on your chosen payment method and if you have any credit transfers. Please contact our enrolments team on 1300 139 406 to discuss payment options applicable to you.

How to Apply

1. Choose Your Course

Once you have made the decision to apply for a qualification you will need to complete an enrolment form and a Literacy, Language and Numeracy indicator (LLN).

Check you meet:

  • Minimum Age Requirement
  • English Language & Academic Requirements
  • Appropriate Visa Requirements

2. Prepare Your Application

Complete the online enrolment form, and upload details of:

  • Colour copy of Passport or Driver’s Licence. (Proof of ID+ residency)                                                                        - If passport provided please provide a copy of a bank statement or utility bill issued within the last 6 months showing your current residential address.
  • Colour copy of either: current green Medicare card; Birth Certificate; current Australian passport; current New Zealand passport; or Australian citizenship certificate. (Proof of citizenship)
  • Colour copy of Certificates and Statement Results for any previously attained or partially completed qualifications completed in or recognised in Australia.

3. Process of Your Application

Your enrolment will be assessed on the information you have provided. Upon receiving all paperwork and supporting evidence a formal assessment of your eligibility for government funding and suitability for the qualification is conducted. You will be notified by an enrolments officer on the status of this application once your eligibility has been assessed.

Please note that we are unable to finalise your enrolment until all required information and supporting evidence has been provided. 

4. Letter of Offer

ACCCO assesses the enrolment application. When deemed a successful enrolment application, the student will be issued a Letter of Offer to study with ACCCO. Student reads and accepts the conditions outlined in the Letter of Offer. Student fees are finalised – payment established.

5. Confirm Your Enrolment

If your enrolment application is accepted, you will receive a welcome email with a Confirmation of Enrolment attached, confirming acceptance into the qualification. It is important to check your junk or spam folder as this email can end up here sometimes. If not received, please contact our enrolments team on 1300 139 406 during business hours. Your Trainer Assessor will contact you to undertake an induction and commence the learning program.

Please note that while ACCCO makes every opportunity to support each student throught the duration of study to achieve their qualification, successful completion of the qualification and employment outcomes are the responsibility of the student.

Before you submit your application it is important that you provide all the above required documents. Without these we are unable to process your application.

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