User Choice

Water Operations NWP20115, NWP30215 and NWP30315 Training Opportunity with funding support from Australian Government ‘User Choice’ program

Take Advantage

We have been made an approved supplier of the following NWP07 Water Training courses:

  • NWP20115 Certificate II in Water Industry Operations
  • NWP30215 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations
  • NWP30315 Certificate III in Water Industry Treatment

This is on the Australian Government User Choice program which allows both government and private enterprise to access training funding for new and current employees.
This support is generous with NWP20115, NWP30215 and NWP30315 allocated a Priority One level of funding.

To take advantage of this available funding as an employer please:

  • Call Australian Apprenticeships Centre 13 38 73 and locate your nearest service outlet. Alternatively, visit their website www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au to search by postcode. They have offices in most major and regional centres.
  • Register your employees (or new starts) with Australian Apprenticeships Centre and they will assess the level of funding you can access for each nominee. Levels will vary depending on the background and role of the student.
  • Take advantage of Simmonds & Bristow’s Open Industry Training Courses and enrol your employees in an upcoming course.

To ensure you have time to complete these registrations we have reserved a number of courses in different locations for NWP20115, NWP30215 and NWP30315. The start dates are available on the full Training Calendar.

Full details regarding units of competency to achieve either NWP20115, NWP30215 or NWP30315 can be made available upon enquiry with our sales team. These may be varied depending on the need of the enrolee.

Terms and conditions of the User Choice funding are linked below. They are not onerous but it is important you address them. Please read these with Simmonds & Bristow’s terms and conditions of trade, provided below. All work will be carried out in accordance with our Terms and Condition document available below.

Training funding of this kind is not often available for private enterprise. Please take advantage of this generous offer now.

Queensland User Choice Terms and Conditions

  • A student contribution fee of $1.60 per nominal hour for 2016 will be charged. This is a legal requirement of the User Choice funding based on the nominal hours required to deliver the course and the amount cannot be varied or refunded. These invoices can be sent to, administered by and paid by the enrolling employer but must be in the student’s name.
  • Some students may not be approved for funding. The funding arrangements are independent of the commitment made by enrolling employers to pay the amounts listed above. No student contribution fee will be charged for non-funded students.
  • Enrolling employers must organise the funding independently through Queensland Apprenticeship Services, nominating Simmonds & Bristow as the training provider.
  • Enrolling employers will pay the full amount as indicated through a proposal up front as per our standard terms and conditions. Simmonds & Bristow will then refund the appropriate amount to each enrolling employer when the funding payments are made to Simmonds & Bristow. The student contribution is additional and will not be refunded.
  • Students who do no complete assessment material will be considered “withdrawn” and therefore the Department of Education and Training will withdraw a portion of the funding. Only the funded component will be refunded to enrolling employers.
  • Invoices for Student Contribution will be raised when the funding arrangements for each student are confirmed.

Tasmania User Choice Terms and Conditions

  • Students can only be in an apprenticeship or a traineeship. This is an employment based training arrangement where an apprentice or trainee has the opportunity to combine practical experience in the workplace with structure training.
  • An apprentice or trainee who hold a prior (higher or same) qualification in a related field that was publicly subsidised within the past five years (in whole or in part) is not eligible to receive funding.
  • Only Tasmanian residents who are employed in Tasmania are eligible for the training subsidy.
  • Some students may not be approved for funding.
  • Enrolling employers must organise the funding independently through a Job Services Australia provider, nominating Simmonds & Bristow as the training provider.
  • Enrolling employers will pay the full amount as indicated through a proposal up front as per our standard terms and conditions. Simmonds & Bristow will then refund this amount to each enrolling employer when the funding payments are made to Simmonds & Bristow. The student contribution is additional and will not be refunded.
  • Students who do not complete assessment material will be considered “withdrawn” and therefore the Department of Education and Training will withdraw a portion of the funding. Only the funded component will be refunded to enrolling employers.
  • Invoices for Student Contribution will be raised when the funding arrangements for each student are confirmed.

Simmonds & Bristow Terms and Conditions of Trade

  • Fees are due for payment 14 days prior to commencement of the course.
  • Full refunds are made for cancellations received in writing 14 days prior to program, with 50% refund for cancellations made within 14 days and prior to 7 days of commencement of the course. No refunds 7 days or less prior to commencement.
  • Funded training must still be paid in full up front. Course Fees will be refunded on receipt of funds from funding body.
  • Participant substitution before the commencement of the course is welcome, but may affect eligibility for funding. Multiple substitutes for one participant are not accepted.
  • Simmonds & Bristow holds the rights to cancel or postpone in-house courses if there are not enough students enrolled in the course.
  • Any actual & reasonable costs incurred by Simmonds & Bristow prior to the cancellation of courses will be deducted from the refund.
  • This training qualifies for GST exemption. You should contact your financial advisor to confirm your eligibility to claim GST exemption.
  • All work will be carried out in accordance with the Simmonds & Bristow Terms of Trade.
  • Additional work will be carried out at our Standard Hourly Rates.