User Choice Funding

User Choice Funding is an Australian Apprenticeship initiative that provides funding contributions by the ACT Government for training to eligible individuals. The ACT Government pay the User Choice funding for the qualification directly to ACFEC and the trainee pays only an enrolment fee to ACFEC.


QUALIFICATIONS ELIGIBLE FOR USER CHOICE FUNDING:

PSP40616 Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting

Enrolment fee: $600

(Existing and new workers eligible)

PSP40416 Certificate IV in Government Investigations

Enrolment fee: $100

(Existing and new workers eligible)

PSP50416 Diploma of Government Investigations

Enrolment fee: $1970

(New workers eligible only)

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for an ACT training contract the potential Australian Trainee must:

  • Work in the ACT, although the headquarters of your organisation may be elsewhere;

  • Be at least 15 years old;

  • Be an Australian citizen;

  • Be a Permanent resident of Australia;

  • Be a New Zealand passport holder who has been a resident in Australia for more than 6 months;

  • Be a person who holds a visa that is identified as being eligible;

  • Work full-time or part-time (minimum 15 hours per week);

  • Make sure the proposed area of study relates to duties performed in the workplace;

  • Be adequately supervised and paid for undertaking or attending structured training; and

  • Be undertaking one of the above qualifications.

PLEASE NOTE that casual employees cannot undertake an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the ACT.

HOW TO APPLY

1. Complete the online ACFEC course enrolment form

  • PSP40616 Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting

https://www.acfec.edu.au/procurement-and-contracting-training

  • PSP40416 Certificate IV in Government Investigations

https://www.acfec.edu.au/psp40416

  • PSP50416 Diploma of Government Investigations

https://www.acfec.edu.au/psp50416

2. Contact an Australian Apprenticeship Network Provider of your choice to arrange a training contract.  If you do not have an existing arrangement with an Australian Apprenticeship Network Provider, ACFEC recommends Sue Black from Sarina Russo on 0439 820 211 (m) or blacks@sarinarusso.com.au

3. ACFEC will email a training plan to you once your training contract has been approved.  The training plan requires the signatures of you and your employer.  The signed training plan needs to be returned to ACFEC within 5 working days.

4. ACFEC will email you a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment.  This completed assessment needs to be returned to ACFEC within 5 working days.

 

If you have any queries regarding the above process, please contact ACFEC on 02 6253 1556 or admin@acfec.edu.au