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GOVERNMENT FUNDED TRAINING

First Door is a Pre-qualified Supplier approved through the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) to provide Government funded training throughout Queensland for:
 

Certificate 3 Guarantee for the Certificate lll in Early Childhood Education and Care

The Certificate 3 Guarantee (C3G) Queensland Government funding is for eligible school leavers and adults to complete their first Certificate lll qualification, providing they do not have any higher qualifications. 

Higher Level Skills for the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Higher Level Skills funding is for eligible people to upskill to a Diploma qualification. To apply for Higher Level Skills funding you may have previously achieved up to a Certificate lll qualification, but not higher than Certificate lll level.  

Citizenship criteria

You must:

  • be an Australian citizen; or
  • be a New Zealand passport holder that has resided in Australia for the last six months
  • hold permanent residency status in Queensland

Student contribution fee

If you're eligible for Government funding towards the cost of your Early Childhood qualification, you will still need to pay $25 per unit as a portion of your study costs. This Student contribution fee includes all training costs, including your enrolment fee. As a Pre-qualified Supplier, First Door is required to charge and collect payment of the Student contribution fee, as detailed in The Pre-qualified Supplier Policy 2019-20 for Queensland VET Investment Programs.

Note: School students under 17 years of age in February of the year provided with training, and school graduates that start the course within 12 months of completing year 12 are able to study fee-free.

 

Fee-free training for Year 12 graduates
for Certificate lll in Early Childhood Education and Care

To be eligible for Year 12 Graduate fee-free training, you must:
  • have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent certification.
  • permanently reside in Queensland.
  • enrol in the Certificate lll in Early Childhood Education and Care course, by the end of the calendar year following completion of Year 12.

If you are eligible for the fee-free training for Year 12 graduates then you are not requried to pay any unit fees or student contribution fees.  

Please read the DET student fact sheet about Year 12 graduates fee-free training

 

Apprenticeship or traineeship funded programs

Traineeship for Certificate lll in Early Childhood Education and Care 

  • A Traineeship is a three way partnership between the student, their employer and the Registered Training Organisation (First Door) towards you achieving a Nationally recognised qualification in Certificate lll in Early Childhood Education and Care. Your workplace supervisor supports your 'on-the-job' training, and you are paid by your employer to participate in 'off-the-job' training with First Door.
  • See full details about a Traineeship with First Door here 
  • Student contribution fees of $83 per unit are charged, however many fee exemptions apply. The co-contribution fee of $83 per unit is invoiced for payment before you start each Certificate lll unit. 
  • Complete your traineeship fee-free with being: under 21 years of age, an eligible Year 12 graduate, or a school student undertaking a school-based traineeship.
  • Please read the information 'Steps to get started' about Apprenticeship and Traineeship.

Apprenticeship for the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. 

  • An apprenticeship is a three way partnership between the student, their employer and the Registered Training Organisation (First Door) for you to achieve a Nationally recognised qualification in the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Your workplace supervisor supports your 'on-the-job' training, and you are paid by your employer to participate in 'off-the-job' training with First Door.
  • See full details about an Apprenticeship with First Door here
  • Student contribution fees of $112 per unit are charged, however many fee exemptions apply. The co-contribution fee of $112 per unit is invoiced for payment before you start each unit in the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care course.
  • Complete your Apprenticeship fee-free with being: under 21 years of age or an eligible Year 12 graduate.
  • Please read the DET information 'Steps to get started' about Apprenticeship and Traineeship.

Who is involved in an apprenticeship or traineeship program?

An apprenticeship or traineeship is a three way partnership between the student, their employer and the Registered Training Organisation (First Door). There are other people that will be involved in ensuring that you are progressing through your apprenticeship training. These parties are:

Department of Employment, Small Business and Training  (DESBT)
DESBT fund the Apprenticeship program and ensure all regulations are met in your training experience. Download a copy of the User Choice 2017-20 Policy for full information about this funding. 

Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC)
AAC are contracted businesses by the Government (e.g. MEGT, Sarina Russo and Busy at Work) that are responsible for registering you as an apprentice with a Registered Training Organisation and your employer. The AAC also monitors your apprenticeship progress.

Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Pre-qualified Supplier
First Door is an approved RTO through the Australian Skills Quality Authority to provide Nationally Registered Training and Assessment. We are also a Pre-qualified Supplier approved through the Department of Education and Training (DET) to provide:

  • apprenticeship training in the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • traineeship training for Certificate lll in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Your employer
Your employer needs to agree to provide the workplace for your ‘on-the-job training’ and the payment of your wage. The responsibility of your employer is to provide skills based training in the workplace and to provide you with the paid time to attend the required ‘off the job training’ with First Door. Off the job training hours with First Door for each month/unit of study hours include a five hour interactive workshop, and up to one hour mentoring meeting. For this responsibility, your employer receives incentive payment/s from the Government to provide apprenticeship training.
The employer can choose whether to employ a new staff member under an Apprenticeship contract, or sign an apprenticeship contract with an existing worker that has been employed for more than three full-time equivalent months.

Workplace supervisor
Your workplace supervisor will assist First Door in developing your practical skills at work. A workplace supervisor must be industry qualified to Diploma level, and be able to observe your related skills in the workplace before they are able to sign off your practical skills.

 

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