Traineeships

What traineeships do we provide?

First Base Training is a registered training organisation working in partnership with the Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC) helping early childhood services and aged care services meet new staffing requirements outlined in the National Quality Framework. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

We provide subsidised training under Smart and Skilled for new entrant trainees studying our courses

  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)
  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
What is a new entrant?

Only new entrant trainees are eligible for subsidised training (existing worker trainees do not qualify for subsidised training). To be classified as a new entrant trainee, they must not have been employed in their industry for:

  • more than 12 months of part-time or casual work
  • more than 3 months of full-time work
How long will it take?

If a new entrant trainee is employed in a part-time traineeship, they need to be working for 21 hrs per week.

  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care part-time traineeship is 2 years in duration
  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care part-time traineeship is 3 years in duration
  • Certificate IV in Aged Care part-time traineeship is 3 years in duration

If a new-entrant trainee is employed in a full-time traineeship, they need to be working 37.5 hrs per week.

  • Certificate III in Early Childhood full-time traineeship is 1 year in duration
  • Diploma of Early Childhood full-time traineeship is 2 years in duration
  • Certificate IV in Aged Care full-time traineeship is 2 years in duration

How much will it cost?

Student fees for Traineeships are capped at $1000. If you are a welfare recipient or hold a disability then you may be eligible for reduced student fees. To find out, please contact First Base Training so that we may help determine your student fees

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