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Aged Care Education and Training Incentive Program - Brochure
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What is the Aged Care Education and Training Incentive (ACETI) Program?Aged care workers provide an invaluable service in the care of older Australians. The presence of an appropriately skilled and motivated workforce in aged care is a key part of providing the high quality of aged care that older Australians deserve.
The ACETI Program provides incentive payments to eligible aged care workers who undertake specified education and training programs.
This incentive is provided by the Commonwealth as financial assistance to aged care workers who undertake training to develop their skills. The incentive payments are paid directly into your nominated bank account and can be used at your discretion.
Who is eligible?To be eligible to receive an incentive payment, you must meet all the following criteria:
- Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident; and
- Be employed on a full time, part time or casual basis providing some direct care in and by an eligible aged care service*:
- at the commencement of your training (in order to receive the commencement payment);
- at the completion of your training and during your training (in order to receive the completion training); and
- Have a commitment to working in the aged care sector; and
- Commence an eligible training course on or after 1 July 2010.
How much will I be paid?If you are eligible and successfully complete a course, you will receive two incentive payments—a commencement payment and a completion payment.
Incentive payments are dependent on your level of study.
Vocational Education and Training courses$500 after commencement of the course and $500 on successful completion of the course.
Enrolled Nurse Training courses$1,000 after commencement of the course and $1,500 on successful completion of the course and registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia as an Enrolled Nurse.
Registered Nurse Training courses$2,000 after commencement of the course and $3,000 on successful completion of the course and registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse.
Note: Applications for the commencement payment must be made within six months of commencement of training in an eligible course.
Which courses are eligible?Vocational Education and Training courses
- CHC30208/Cert III Aged Care
- CHC30308/Cert III Home & Community Care
- CHC40108/Cert IV Aged Care
- CHC40208/Cert IV Home & Community Care
- CHC40608/Cert IV Leisure & Health
- BSB40807/Cert IV Frontline Management
- CHC52208/Dip Community Services Coordination
- HLT51607/Dip Nursing (Enrolled/Div 2)
- HLT43407/Cert IV Nursing (Enrolled/Div 2)
- BN/Undergraduate Bachelor of Nursing
How do I apply?Application forms and Guidelines for Applicants are available to download from the Department of Health and Ageing’s website at: www.health.gov.au/aceti
For more information about the ACETI Program:Visit www.health.gov.au/aceti or telephone the Medicare Australia Aged Care Enquiries Line on 1800 195 206
For information on National Health Reform go to www.yourhealth.gov.au
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