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The Queensland government will offset the cost of study for people who don't currently have a qualification.

If you're eligible for a subsidy, you will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. This is called the "student co-contribution fee."

Don't know if you're eligible for a subsidy? Use our handy calculator below.

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Certificate 3 Guarantee

You can receive a subsidy towards one Certificate III qualification from a list of subsidised courses. An initiative of the Queensland Government, the amount provided depends on the demand for skilled workers in each industry, and your eligibility.

To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee you must meet the following criteria:

  • not hold or be currently enrolled in a certificate III or higher level qualification (does not include qualifications completed in secondary school)
  • be 15 years or older
  • have completed or left secondary school
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident residing in Queensland, or New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland

For more info about eligibility, check out the Certificate 3 Guarantee Student Fact Sheet or contact our friendly Customer Service team.

Fee-free training for year 12 graduates

If you're a Queensland resident, have just finished year 12 and are keen to start your studies within the next calendar year, you might be eligible to study fee free.

The Queensland government has identified a number of industries with a high demand for trained workers. To help fill these gaps, they will pay the full cost of a number of certificate III qualifications in high-priority study areas under the Certificate 3 Guarantee and User Choice programs. We want school leavers to gain the important skills and training they need before starting their university studies or careers - debt-free.

Eligibility

  • You must have completed year 12 in Queensland
  • You must hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Studies Authority or the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent
  • You must enrol in your chosen course by the end of the calendar year following your completion of year 12 (e.g. if you graduated in 2014, you must enrol before the end of 2015)
  • Live permanently in Queensland

For more info, check out the Training Queensland website, or call TAFE Queensland Brisbane on 13 72 48.

 Higher Level Skills Subsidy (HLS)

This is a Queensland Government initiative that will offset the cost of a certificate IV or higher course so that Queenslanders can gain advanced skills to secure employment or further their careers.

This subsidy is available to any Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa.
Students will need to co-contribute to the payment of the course. The level of the government subsidy depends on the demand for workers in your chosen field.

To be eligible for the HLS, you must meet the following criteria:

  • not hold or be currently enrolled in a certificate IV or higher level qualification (does not include qualifications completed in secondary school)
  • be 15 years or older
  • have completed or left secondary school
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident residing in Queensland, or New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland

For more information, check out the Queensland Government Department of Training and Employment website.