QLD State Funding

Certificate 3 Guarantee Funding

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 — otherwise known as a pre-qualified supplier (PQS).

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; or

  • advancement in the workplace or career progression for individuals already employed in their preferred industry.

 

Under the Certificate 3 Guarantee, foundation skills training (i.e. language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) training) and lower-level vocational qualifications are also subsidised in certain limited circumstances, based on an individual’s learning, skilling or support needs, to achieve employment outcomes for students.

 

Are you eligible?

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; and

  • not hold, and not be enrolled in, a certificate III or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.

 

Co-Contribution Fees

A contribution to the cost of training and assessment services — called a co-contribution fee — must be made by students undertaking a certificate III level vocational qualification and non-concessional students undertaking certificate I and/or II level vocational qualifications.

The only exceptions to the fee condition are:

  • SQW participants — this training is provided fee-free to students with any additional costs met through SQW funding

  • Queensland Year 12 graduates undertaking high priority qualifications — this training is provided fee-free to students

  • VETiS students — this training is provided fee-free to students with any additional costs met by the school

  • foundation skills — this training can be provided fee-free to students, as determined by the PQS

  • lower-level vocational qualifications for concessional students — this training can be provided fee-free to students, as determined by the PQS.

Certificate 3 Guarantee  |  Classroom Student Co-Contribution Fees

Qualification

Code

Qualification

Description

Concession amount (Per

qualification)

Concession amount
(Per unit)

Non Concession amount (Per qualification)

Non Concession amount
(Per unit)

CHC33015

$170.00

$13.07

$350.00

$26.92

HLT33015

$150.00

$13.63

$400.00

$36.36

BSB20115

$100.00

$8.33

$330.00

$27.50

Certificate 3 Guarantee  |  Online Only Student Co-Contribution Fees

Qualification

Description

Qualification

Code

Non Concession amount (Per qualification)

Concession amount
(Per unit)

Concession amount (Per

qualification)

Non Concession amount
(Per unit)

$10.00

$130.00

$5.00

$65.00

CHC33015

 

Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost

(back to work program)

You may be eligible for the Queensland Government’s Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost, assisting unemployed jobseekers or those at risk of unemployment to link with training opportunities to help with finding a job or stay in employment.

What is the Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost?

The Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost provides eligible jobseekers with funding for training to help secure local jobs. Training may include ‘second chance’ training for jobseekers or workers who already have a Certificate 3 (or higher) level qualification but need new or updated skills to gain, change or retain employment.

Back to Work Jobseeker Officers will work with jobseekers or those at risk of losing their jobs to:

  • Provide career advice that helps jobseekers find a job that suits them

  • Find training that is linked to real jobs in the region

  • Help jobseekers determine their individual skills as well as services and supports that may be of assistance

  • Provide independent advice on career and training opportunities and

  • Help jobseekers understand their training options and link them with training connected with jobs in the region.

For more information go to www.qld.gov.au/backtowork

 

Are you eligible?

To be eligible, jobseekers must:

  • Live in Queensland

  • Participate in training aligned to local employment opportunities and

  • must not be eligible for subsidised training under the Certificate 3 Guarantee

 

 

Participants must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • Be unemployed and need new skills to obtain a job or

  • Be at risk of losing their job and require reskilling to move to alternative employment opportunities or

  • Be working, but looking to increase hours of work or shift from part-time to full-time employment.

 

For further information please refer to the Department of Education and Training website:
https://backtowork.initiatives.qld.gov.au/for-jobseekers/c3g-boost/

 

Courses under this funding

If a person is eligible for funding under the Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost program, the Queensland Government will subsidise the costs of their accredited training, although a student contribution fee will be required.

The qualification must be listed on the Priority Skills List.

 

Our qualifications include:

  • BSB10115 Certificate I in Business

  • BSB20115 Certificate II in Business

  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

  • CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

  • CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health

  • CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

  • HLT33015 Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

  • HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

 

Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost  |  Classroom Student Co-Contribution Fees

Qualification Code

Qualification Description

Concession amount

(per qualification)

Number of

Units

Concession amount

(per unit)

$13.07

$170.00

13

CHC33015

Certificate III in Individual Support

HLT33015

Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance

11

$170.00

$15.45

$9.44

$170.00

18

CHC43015

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC43115

Certificate IV in Disability

14

$170.00

$12.14

Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost  |  Online Only Student Co-Contribution Fees

Qualification Code

Qualification Description

Concession amount

(per qualification)

Number of

Units

Concession amount

(per unit)

$2.00

$26.00

13

CHC33015

Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC43015

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

18

$26.00

$1.44

$1.85

$26.00

14

CHC43115

Certificate IV in Disability

* Course fees include all resources and materials.

 

How to Apply

Back to Work Jobseeker Officers will assess a jobseeker's existing qualifications, potential training needs and refer individuals to a subsidised training opportunity. If the Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost is not the right opportunity then other options can be explored. 

Please complete the online application form. Your local Jobseeker Officer or Youth Jobseeker Officer will be in touch after the application has been received.

 

Back to Work Jobseeker Officers

Back to Work’s Jobseeker Officers support unemployed jobseekers or employees that are at risk of unemployment to identify and connect with training and skills development. Jobseeker Officers can undertake Career and Training Assessments which assess an individual’s eligibility for subsidised training and recommend a training pathway including the Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost.

Back to Work Jobseeker Officers work with jobseekers or those at risk of losing their jobs to:

  • Get career advice that helps them to find a job that suits them

  • Find training that is linked to real jobs in the region

  • Help jobseekers to determine their individual skills, as well as services and support that may be of assistance

  • Provide independent advice on career and training opportunities

 

To contact your local Jobseeker Officer for further information about the Back to Work program:

 

Visit:    www.backtowork.initiatives.qld.gov.au

Call:     13 QGOV (13 74 68) 

Email:  backtowork@treasury.qld.gov.au

 

Community Work Skills

(part of Skilling Queenslanders for Work)

Community Work Skills is one of seven programs that make up the Skilling Queenslanders for Work  initiative. The program offers tailored assistance to disadvantaged Queenslanders, enabling them to gain nationally recognised skills  and vocational qualifications up to a certificate III level.

Community Work Skills complements the Certificate 3 Guarantee; Queensland’s training entitlement program, by providing supported training places. Industry and local employers will be engaged to determine what industry specific vocational training and new and existing labour is required to meet local employment demands.

Community Work Skills primarily targets Queensland residents and at no cost to participants.
This program is for Queensland residents who either:

 

  • Are ineligible for Australian Government employment services or assistance, or

  • Require complementary services because they have significant barriers to learning and employment, or


  • Have accessed Australian Government services for more than six months and remain unemployed.

 

Are you eligible?

To be eligible, disadvantaged Queenslanders must also be:
 

  • Aged 15 years or older and no longer at school


  • 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.

 
Existing or prior qualifications are not a requirement, as Community Work Skills provides a second chance for participants to retrain and gain new qualifications.

 

Community Work Skills | Student Co-Contribution Fees

Qualification

Code

Qualification Description

Co-Contribution Fees

Student co-contribution fees funded through State Department.

CHC33015

 

Fee-Free Training for Year 12 Graduates

Eligible Year 12 graduates can access fee-free apprenticeships, traineeships and training in high priority areas within the calendar year after graduating.

Fee-free training means the full cost of the course fees are covered. Eligible Year 12 graduates are exempt from paying student contribution fees under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program. The Year 12 fee-free arrangements were introduced from 1 January 2014.

 

Are you eligible?

Fee-free training is available to Year 12 graduates who enrol in a high priority qualification within 12 months of leaving school. Students must have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent certification.

To be eligible for fee free training, individuals must:

  • have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent certification

  • enrol and start an apprenticeship, traineeship or training with a pre-qualified supplier in a high priority qualification by 31 December the year after graduating (e.g. 2018 graduates have to start by 31 December 2019)

  • permanently reside in Queensland.

Individuals who hold a visa must also ensure their visa subclass is eligible for subsidised training.

Eligibility rules also apply for apprenticeships and traineeships.

For further information please refer to the Fee-Free Frequently Asked Questions on the Department of Education and Training website.

 

QLD Higher Level Skills Funding

Did you know the QLD government is committed to supporting education and training for Queenslanders by assisting individuals to gain the higher-level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry, or to transition to university to further their studies.

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The Higher Level Skills program provides eligible individuals with access to a subsidised training place in selected Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and is funded by the Queensland Government.

The principal aim is to help individuals gain the higher-level skills in Certificate IV level or above qualifications.

 

Are you eligible?

To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills program, individuals must:

  • Be aged 15 years or over;

  • 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 pathway to permanent residency;

  • 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.

 

Courses under this funding

breakthru is currently approved to provide the following under Higher Level Skills program:

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  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

 

Co-Contribution Fees

A contribution to the cost of training and assessment services – a co-contribution fee – must be paid by students undertaking a Certificate IV level and above qualification.

The fee may be paid on behalf of the student by a third party.

Higher Level Skills  |  Classroom Student Co-Contribution Fees

Qualification Code

Qualification Description

Concession amount

(per qualification)

Concession amount

(per unit)

Non Concession amount

(per qualification)

Non Concession amount

(per unit)

$9.44

$170.00

CHC43015

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

$22.22

$400.00

CHC43115

Certificate IV in Disability

$170.00

$12.14

$400.00

$28.57

Higher Level Skills  |  Classroom Student Co-Contribution Fees

Qualification Code

Qualification Description

Concession amount

(per qualification)

Concession amount

(per unit)

Non Concession amount

(per qualification)

Non Concession amount

(per unit)

$9.44

$170.00

CHC43015

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

$22.22

$400.00

CHC43115

Certificate IV in Disability

$170.00

$12.14

$400.00

$28.57

 

Are you on a VISA? Check your eligibility here...

To maximise opportunities for individuals living in Queensland on long-term pathways to Australian permanent residency, there are 66 visa subclasses (XLSX, 27 KB) which are eligible for subsidised training in Queensland. Common features of these visa subclasses include permanent stay status, eligibility to receive Australian Government Centrelink support, and the ability to apply for permanent residency status after defined periods of time. 

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