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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.

 

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Funding

The Higher Level Skills program provides nationally accredited qualifications including Certificate IV and Diploma. The Higher Level Skills program is targeted to existing workers in the building and construction industry to assist in career development and is designed to help you gain new skills and knowledge.

 

 

Who is Construction Skills Queensland?

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an independent industry funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices and career seekers in the building and construction industry. CSQ believes that a successful industry relies on a combination of world class capability and access to the best knowledge. If you are currently working in the Queensland building and construction industry, have worked in the industry in the last 6 months or are in your 3rd or 4th year of an apprenticeship, you may be eligible for Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) funded training to advance or expand your skills with a CSQ listed program.

Higher Level Skills Courses

Qualification

Maximum funded by CSQ

Student Contribution

BSB41515 - Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

$2,025.00

$500.00

BSB51415 - Diploma of Project Management

$2,565.00

$500.00

Who is eligible to participate?

  1. An Eligible Worker; and
  2. an Existing Worker; and
  3. if an apprentice, in the 3rd or 4th year of the apprenticeship; or
  4. an unemployed eligible worker.


AND MUST BE:

  1. an Australian or New Zealand citizen; or
  2. a permanent resident of Australia; or
  3. a refugee and humanitarian visa holder.


AND MUST:

  1. permanently reside in Queensland; or
  2. be permanently employed in Queensland.

An Eligible Worker has the same meaning as the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Services Leave) Act 1991 (Qld) as amended from time to time.

An Existing Worker is a current Employee in the Building and Construction Industry who has a one month or more employment relationship with their Employer. The working relationship can be built up through full-time, part-time or casual employment or engagement as a contract worker.

An Unemployed Eligible Worker is a person who has been unemployed for a period of not greater than 6 months that would otherwise meet the requirements of an eligible worker.

How do I check my eligibility?

For more information on CSQ's Higher Level Skills program visit www.csq.org.au or call 3215 1416 or email commercial@tafe.qld.edu.au

 

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 1300 712 007.

 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.