ACT Skilled Capital and Traineeships

The Australian College has been supporting Australian Capital Territory (ACT) employers and their trainees for over 10 years; offering an experienced Registered Training Organisation in our specialist course areas of finance, business, IT and accounting.

ACT Traineeship User Choice is the funding model that relates to traineeship delivery in ACT, and offers government funding towards traineeships for new and existing staff, and school based trainees.

 

ACT Traineeship Eligibility and Arrangements

  • Eligible Trainees in ACT

    ACT subsidises qualifications for both new worker trainees and existing worker trainees. To be eligible for an ACT training contract the trainee must:

    a) work in the ACT  

    b) be at least 15 years-old  

    c) be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, New Zealand passport holder who has been a resident in Australia for more than 6 months, or and eligible visa holder (see the Visa list)

    d) receive remuneration for their work  

    e) complete a minimum of 15 hours combined work and training per week. (Employment and training hours may be averaged over 4 weeks for non-school based training contracts)

     f) undertake an approved Australian Traineeship qualification with an approved RTO (like ACCM), as specified on the ACT Qualifications Register, and 

    g) have the required supervision in the workplace for the trainee.

    Source: ACT SCGAA Part C v3.2 Australian Apprenticeship Eligibility

  • New Worker and Existing Worker Traineeships

    New Workers are defined as fulltime staff who have started their job within the past three months; or part time staff who have started within the past 12 months and are registered as a trainee within that timeframe. 

    Existing Workers have been employed for much longer i.e. full-time staff for more than three months and part time staff longer than 12 months.  

    New Worker and Existing Worker Traineeship status and eligibility is assessed by the College based on the information provided in the online enrolment application and subsequent discussions with the employer and trainee.

  • Traineeship Fees Payable in ACT

    The minimum student fee in ACT is $350. This fee applies to most College Certificate III business and all IT supported traineeship qualifications for new and existing workers.

    $1000 applies for most Certificate IV level qualifications; while the remaining are $2500.

    The applicable fee will calculate at enrolment based on course and type of traineeship.

    Note: Under ACT contract rules all Registered Training Organisations are required to charge trainees the minimum fee upon enrolment of the student into a traineeship.

    Source: ACT SCGAA v3.0

  • Traineeship Employment Arrangements

    Trainees must be permanently employed.  

    The maximum hours of combined work and training per week is 38 hours and for part time employees, the minimum number of combined hours per week is 15.

    Usually the standard proportion of work hours to training hour is 80% work and 20% structured training per week.

    School based trainees must complete different details listed separately.

     

     

     Source; ACT SCGAA Part C v3.2

  • ACT Visa Eligibility List

    These Visas for trainees are eligible visa types (for funding):

    • 100 Partner (Migrant) visa
    • 189 Skilled Independent visa
    • 190 Skilled Nominated visa
    • 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 866 Permanent Humanitarian visas
    • 309 Partner (Provisional) visa
    • 445 Dependent Child visa
    • 449 Temporary Humanitarian Concern visa
    • 785 Temporary Protection visa
    • 786 Temporary Humanitarian Stay visa
    • 790 Safe Haven Enterprise visa
    • 801 Partner (Permanent) visa
    • 820 Partner (Temporary) visa
    • Criminal Justice Stay visa (Subclass ZB 951) holders who are victims of human trafficking and slavery
    • A Bridging visa where the substantive visa appears on the eligible visa type list. Note: evidence of both the Bridging and substantive visa must be collected.
    • Refugees and asylum seekers who hold a Bridging Visa A,B, C or E.

    Please note that these visa types are correct as at 12 December 2016. Visas are subject to change at any time by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

    For any other visa type, the College must ensure the holder has work and study rights on a pathway to permanent residency and seek confirmation from the ACT Directorate in writing prior to establishing a training contract. These visas will be investigated and approved on a case by case basis.

  • ACT Student Completion Reward of $300

    All students who successfully complete a ACT funded traineeship qualification on time will qualify for the student completion payment of $300.

    Once you have completed your course and you employer agrees to competency completion on-the-job the College will advise ACT of your completion. This triggers the payment process.

    However in order to receive the payment you are required to complete an ACT issued survey.

    The payment is made directly to the student by the ACT government.

Traineeship Concession Fees and Exemptions in ACT

  • Health Care Card or Pension Card

    If the trainee holds a current Health Care Card or Pension Card, or is under 18 and their parent holds one of these cards, up to $500 of the Enrolment Fee may be waived. Approval is required from the ACT government.

    Source: ACT SCGAA Part B v3.0

  • Proof of Concession

    To be eligible for a concession fee, you must provide the College with evidence of your eligible welfare benefit or allowance. 

    The evidence can be in the form of a current Department of Human Services (Centrelink) Income Statement or a copy of a current Pensioner Concession Card that has been witnessed by a JP or at the Post Office.

    It must show that you are eligible for the benefit at the date you will commence training. You cannot commence training until this has been provided. 

    You are only eligible to apply for the concession at the time of the enrolment, so it is important that you let us know then.

    Once you enrol - you can upload the evidence of concession eligibility to our student study hub - "Webclass". Your concessional enrolment cannot be approved until this has been done.

    Source: ACT SCGAA Part B v3.0

  • Limited Fee Exemptions

    Fee exemptions do not generally apply in ACT.

    However where a trainee leaves one employer and recommences within 12 months with another employer, in the same qualification and with the same RTO, or the trainee is required to go to a different RTO as a result of a change of RTO process, the fee is also waived on the basis that a first fee has been charged and paid.

    The only Fee exemptions are where a trainee leaves one employer and recommences within 12 months with another employer, in the same qualification and with the same RTO, or the trainee is required to go to a different RTO as a result of a change of RTO process.

    Source; ACT SCGAA Part B v3.0

  • Hardship Applications

    For trainees who are required by their employer to pay the enrolment fee, and who can prove genuine hardship up to $500 of the Enrolment Fee may be waived.

    In the case of hardship - the College Hardship Application Form must be completed; and hardship criteria met.(AA8)

School Based Traineeships in ACT

  • Eligibility for School based Traineeships

    To be eligible for a School Based Traineeship in ACT the student must: 

    • Meet standard traineeship eligibility and
    • Have approved part time employment (see below)
    • Have the support of their school VET Co-ordinator and Principal – as the studies for their traineeship form part of their school study program
  • Working Arrangements For School Based Trainees

    The Working Arrangements For School Based Trainees are:

    • complete a minimum of 11 hours per week and a maximum of 20 hours per week if undertaking a Certificate II qualification. This includes eight hours of work and three hours per week of structured training.
    • complete a minimum of 15 hours per week and a maximum of 20 hours per week if undertaking a Certificate III qualification. This includes 12 hours of work and three hours per week of structured training.

    During school holidays, an SBT may work up to full-time hours as per the award.

  • Fees For School based Trainees in ACT

    School based trainees in ACT are exempt from the Student Fee. However as many qualifications are not fully funded by ACT an employer contribution fee may still apply. The College Course page will advise of fees for that course.

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