USER CHOICE

The User Choice program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees. The program provides the flexibility for apprentices, trainees and their employers to select a preferred training provider from a list of Skills Assure Suppliers (SAS) for the delivery of accredited training to meet their specific needs.

 

The program recognises that employment-based training, aligned to skills short ages, is a critical priority for the Queensland Government. It aims to provide funding aligned to the skills needs of the industry and respond to changing government priorities.

 

Apprenticeships and traineeships combine training with working in a real job, with a workplace mentor/supervisor while earning a wage. Apprentices and trainees work towards the completion of a nationally recognised qualification while learning valuable skills at work and under the guidance of a training organisation.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE TRAINING?

 

To be eligible to receive a government contribution, the apprentice or trainee must:

  • Have entered into a Training Contract for a qualification that is funded by the department.
  • Be registered on DELTA with a commencement date.

STUDENT CO-CONTRIBUTION FEES

 

Student contribution fees are the non-government financial contribution to the cost of the training and assessment services provided by TLC. It may be paid on behalf of the student by their employer or a Third Party unrelated to TLC. In some cases, TLC may provide either a partial or full exemption for a student in respect to the co-contribution fee.**

 

Student contribution fees under the User Choice program are set at $1.60 per nominal hour for each unit of competency/module to be calculated at the time of enrolment.

*These services are delivered on behalf of The Learning Collaborative by an approved Third Party. It is the responsibility of the approved Third Party to recruit, enrol, support, train and assess students undertaking this course. The Learning Collaborative, in consultation with the approved Third Party, is responsible for support and certification of all students enrolled in this course. **Partial exemption is eligible to concession holders, concession status evidence must be presented at enrolment to be eligible, full exemption is eligible for School Based Traineeships/Apprenticeships & Year 12 fee free students within priority skill qualifications listed by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.

USER CHOICE – SCHOOL-BASED TRAINEESHIP

The User Choice program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees. The program provides the flexibility for apprentices, trainees and their employers to select a preferred training provider from a list of Skills Assure Suppliers (SAS) for the delivery of accredited training to meet their specific needs.

 

The program recognises that employment-based training, aligned to skills short ages, is a critical priority for the Queensland Government. It aims to provide funding aligned to the skills needs of the industry and respond to changing government priorities.

 

Apprenticeships and traineeships combine training with working in a real job, with a real boss, for a real wage. Apprentices and trainees work towards the completion of a nationally recognised qualification while learning valuable skills at work and under the guidance of a training organisation.

STUDENT CO-CONTRIBUTION FEES

 

Student contribution fees are the non-government financial contribution to the cost of the training and assessment services provided by TLC. It may be paid on behalf of the student by their employer or a third party unrelated to the TLC.

 

Student contribution fees under the User Choice program are set at $1.60 per nominal hour for each unit of competency/module to be calculated at the commencement of the unit of competency/module. School Based Apprentices/trainees (SATs) are not required to pay a co-contribution fee while they are still at school, but may be required to pay fees once their training contract has been converted to full-time or part-time post school.

*These services are delivered on behalf of The Learning Collaborative by an approved Third Party. It is the responsibility of the approved Third Party to recruit, enrol, support, train and assess students undertaking this course. The Learning Collaborative, in consultation with the approved Third Party, is responsible for support and certification of all students enrolled in this course.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE TRAINING?

 

To commence a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship, the following must be met:

  • Have entered into a Training Contract for a qualification that is funded by the department
  • Be registered on DELTA with a commencement date
  • Complete 7.5 hours per week of paid employment. This may be averaged over a 3 month period.
  • Over the period of a year, the employer must provide at a minimum the equivalent of 375 hours (50 days) of paid employment.

 

The student must be either:

  • Enrolled at, and attending, a registered government school or an accredited non-government school; or
  • Registered with the Home Education Unit of the Department of Education as a home-schooled student; or
  • Undertaking Year 11 or 12 studies at an Australian Technical/Trade College or TAFE institute (which is registered as a school – not all TAFE institutes are registered as schools).
  • The student must be enrolled in either Years 10, 11 or 12 and progressing towards the attainment of a Queensland Certificate of Education or equivalent and/or a vocational qualification.

GET IN TOUCH

Still unsure? Give our office a call or send us an email. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

THE LEARNING COLLABORATIVE

P   1300 136 780
enquiries@tlc.training
1/20 Nerang Street, Nerang, QLD Australia

 

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm