Certificate 3 Guarantee

Overview and objectives

The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides eligible individuals with access to a subsidised training place in an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) certificate III level qualification with a pre-approved registered training organisation (RTO) of their choice.

The following link to the Department of Education and Training Certificate 3 Guarantee gives access to the information applicable to the student and is a helpful site for information – 

https://training.qld.gov.au/site/providers/Documents/funded/certificate3/c3g-factsheet-student-2016-17.pdf

The government’s aim is to assist working-age Queenslanders without a post-school certificate III or higher-level qualification to complete a nationally recognised certificate III qualification that leads to:

  • a job outcome for individuals trying to enter the labour market or their desired industry/career
  • advancement in the workplace or career progression for individuals already employed in their preferred industry.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol in the Certificate 3 Guarantee, prospective students must:

  • be aged 15 years or older
  • be no longer at school (with the exception of school students in Years 10, 11 and 12 undertaking a VET in School (VETiS) program — see the VETiS fact sheet for more information)
  • permanently reside in Queensland
  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen
  • not hold, and not be enrolled in, a certificate III or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.

In addition to the standard eligibility requirements, specific restrictions and or exemptions may apply to participation in certain subsidised qualifications.

Co-contribution Fee

A contribution to the cost of training and assessment services — called a co-contribution fee of $50 — must be made by students undertaking a certificate IV level vocational qualification.

Refunds of Co-contribution Fees

  • A full refund will be paid to students for Co-contribution Fees charged for training delivery that has not commenced at the time of the cancellation of enrolment
  • Where a student has withdrawn from a course that they have already commenced, a refund will not apply

 

Higher Level Skills

Overview and objectives

The Higher Level Skills program provides eligible individuals with access to a subsidised training place in an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate IV level qualification with a pre-approved registered training organisation (RTO) of their choice.

The following link to the Department of Education and Training Higher Level Skills gives access to the information applicable to the student and is a helpful site for information –
https://training.qld.gov.au/providers/funded/higher-level-skills

The principal aims is to help individuals gain the higher-level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry or transition to university to continue their studies. The Higher Level Skills program also provides eligible employers or industry with the capacity to address current workforce development needs that are adversely impacting on productivity, where individual employees meet the program’s eligibility requirements.

While it is primarily industry’s role to train its workforce, there is a role for government to invest in training that meets emerging industry needs if it will benefit Queensland’s economy and support industry to boost productivity.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol in the Higher Level Skills program, individuals must:

  • be aged 15 years or older
  • be no longer at school
  • permanently reside in Queensland
  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen
  • not hold, and not be enrolled in, a certificate IV or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.

In addition to the standard eligibility requirements, specific restrictions and or exemptions may apply to participation in certain subsidised qualifications.

Co-contribution Fee

A contribution to the cost of training and assessment services — called a co-contribution fee of $200 — must be made by students undertaking a certificate IV level vocational qualification.

Refunds of Co-contribution Fees

  • A full refund will be paid to students for Co-contribution Fees charged for training delivery that has not commenced at the time of the cancellation of enrolment
  • Where a student has withdrawn from a course that they have already commenced, a refund will not apply

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