The Queensland government want more Queenslanders to undertake training in areas where skilled workers are needed. To help you to do this, the government provides funding for a range of courses offered by training providers in Queensland.
A Certificate III in the first level of post-school qualification shown to have a significant impact on a persons employment and earnings. It is also the level of qualification usually required to get a job in industries like aged care, child care, hospitality and small business.
Eligible working age Queenslanders are entitled to government funding to complete a certificate level III course. The Certificate 3 Guarantee will be paid to the training provider to reduce the cost of the certificate level III to the learner.
The principal aim of the Higher Lever Skills Program is to help individuals gain the higher level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry.
The Higher Level Skills program will provide employers and industry with the capacity to address current workforce development needs.
What is the cost?
Under the QLD Programs, the Queensland government will subsidise the training costs for a range of certificate level courses. The amount of subsidy provided will depend on the demand for skilled workers in the area of study. Some learners including those with a health care or pensioner concession card and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners will receive a higher subsidy. The remainder of the course cost must be met by the learner. This means learners should expect to contribute to the cost of their training through a learner Co-contribution fee.
Aspire to Succeed Learner Co-contribution Fees
Fees for the course are invoiced upon enrolment for all units enrolled. Invoices have a 14-day payment term.
Should you withdraw from the course, or not commence units, you will be refunded for any units paid, which you did not commence training in.
Learners have the opportunity to pay the course fees off over the duration of the course. At no time do we wish to disadvantage a learner from completing their studies and therefore, payment plans are available.
High Priority Qualifications are those qualifications which help develop the skills most needed by the economy. They are determined based on information about skill shortages, advice from industry, and the importance of the qualification in gaining an employment outcome.