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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.

Funding only available for classroom study

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

To enrol in this funding, students are required to attend class to achieve the required face-to-face training hours. Classes for the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care are taking enrolments now and run every Tuesday. Classes for the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care are due to commence from Friday 7th August 2020 (pending minimum numbers).

For more information about timetables and our Perth training facility, click here.

What can I study with ACCCO?

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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, 444, 785, 790, 820 or 826; or
  • Holders of a Bridging Visa E (subclasses 050 and 051) where the visa holder has made a valid application for a visa of subclass 785 or 790; 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 at the State Library of Western Australia (25 Francis St, Perth WA 6000) on:
    • Tuesdays 9.30am – 2.30pm for Cert III students
    • Fridays 9am - 2.30pm for Diploma students

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

Half price courses for 2020—21!

AVAILABLE FOR - CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
JUST ANNOUNCED - now available for CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

From 1 January 2020, under the new Lower Fees, Local Skills program you'll pay only half of the standard course fees for a number of specially selected qualifications. For these selected qualifications, your course fees will be capped per year so that the maximum course fees you'll pay per year will only be $1,200 or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or are eligible for a concession.

  • The annual concession rate course fee cap is $400
  • The annual non-concession rate course fee cap is $1,200

All students aged 15—24 years are eligible for the annual concession course fee cap of $400 per qualification/course per calendar year.

For more information: 

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
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
$1.62 per nominal hour
$0.48 per nominal hour
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 28 1790 $2,899.80
$1.62 per nominal hour
$0.48 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.

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. Please note: Fee Waiver is not available for CHC50113.

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 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)
Fortnightly payment Amount
(regular payments)
$364.80 $55.20 $20.00 x 15 payments
$400.00 yearly cap $100.00 $50.00 x 6 payments
$1,200.00 yearly cap $120.00 $60.00 x 18 payments


Contribution Fee
Upfront Payment Amount
(first payment)
Monthly Payment Amount
(regular payments)
$364.80 $47.20 $44.00 x 7 payments
$400.00 yearly cap $100.00 $100.00 x 3 payments
$1,200.00 yearly cap $150.00 $150.00 x 7 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

Once you have made the decision to apply for a qualification, you will need to complete an online enrolment application and a Literacy, Language and Numeracy indicator (LLN). Alternatively, you can contact our head office and these forms can be emailed or posted to you. 

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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