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USER CHOICE PROGRAM

Free apprenticeship training

Employers, apprentices, and trainees... it's your choice. Now you can select an RTO that not only can, but will, provide you with the services you need.

What is User Choice?

The User Choice program provides public funding for the delivery of accredited, entry-level training to apprentices and trainees. The term User Choice relates to employment-based training delivery. Employment-based training delivery refers to accredited training that is delivered by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to an employee who is registered as an apprentice or a trainee and where training takes place primarily in the workplace.

User Choice is a national policy that allows employers, apprentices, and trainees (the "users") to select the RTO of their choice to deliver the training component of their apprenticeship or traineeship. The program works in conjunction with the Commonwealth Australian Apprenticeships System, under which apprentices and trainees (also known in some jurisdictions as "Australian apprentices") enter into legally binding training contracts with their employers and receive structured training to achieve a nationally recognised qualification.

The Queensland User Choice program enables apprentices, trainees, and their employers to select a preferred RTO from a list of pre-qualified suppliers for the delivery of accredited training to meet their specific needs. At Imagine Education Australia, employers and their apprentices and trainees can address the training needs specific to their business and to their individual training requirements.

 

Queensland Government apprenticeship and traineeship funding

The User Choice program provides public funding for the delivery of accredited, entry level training to apprentices and trainees. The program works in conjunction with the Commonwealth Australian Apprenticeships System, under which apprentices and trainees (also known in some jurisdictions as "Australian Apprentices") enter into legally binding training contracts with their employers and receive structured training to achieve a nationally recognised qualification.

The Queensland User Choice program enables apprentices, trainees and their employers to select a preferred Registered Training Organisation (RTO) from a list of Pre qualified Suppliers for the delivery of accredited training to meet their specific needs.
At Imagine Education, employers and their apprentices and trainees can address the training needs specific to their business and to their individual training requirements. We are now providing training in:

 

Multiple government contributions

An apprentice or trainee can only receive one government contribution for a User Choice funded qualification at any single point in time. A maximum of two government contributions will be funded per participant under the User Choice 2010–2016 program.

Please enquire within to discern eligibility.

 

Student contributions

Student Contribution Fees will be charged at a rate of $1.60 per nominal hour. Nominal Hours are set out by the Queensland Government. On course commencement an approximate invoice will be issued advising of your fees. The Queensland Government review the nominated $ amount per nominal hour each year. This may cause your fees to be adjusted in line with this increase.

Partial Contribution Fees of 40% will be charged where evidence of a Health Care Card, Pension Card, or where the student is of school age or identifies themselves as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.

You will be provided further information in relation to fees and refunds at your orientation.

 

Payment of fees

Payment of fees can be made over the duration of the apprenticeship/ traineeship. A payment plan will be arranged at the commencement of your course. Direct Debit forms will be issued at the time of arranging the payment plan.

Alternatively fees can be made by Eftpos, Credit Card (3% surcharge applies), Cash or Cheque. Cheques need to be made payable to Imagine Education Australia.

 

For more information

Imagine Education Australia is a pre-qualified supplier of User Choice training. For more information, please contact us or click here to download a copy of our application form.