Certificate 3 Guarantee Program

From the 1st July 2014, the Queensland Government introduced significant changes to the Queensland’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) system under its new reform action plan – Great Skills. Real Opportunities. The Certificate 3 Guarantee Program will provide a Government subsidy towards the training cost for eligible participants undertaking a certificate III level qualification or certificate IV / Diploma through the higher skills funding.

What are the costs involved?

If eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program, the co-contribution fee is $2 per unit of competency.

What is the eligibility criteria?

*To be eligible to enrol into the Government Funded Certificate 3 Guarantee Program you must:

  • Be a permanent resident of Queensland aged 15 years or above, and
  • No longer at school (with the exception of VET in school students) and,
  • Not have completed or be enrolled in a certificate III (or higher qualification), this does not include qualifications completed at school, and
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency.

Employment status does not matter – A participant can be unemployed and seeking work, or working on a full-time, part-time or on a casual basis.


Qualifications Include:

BSB30115 Certificate III in Business 

 BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration 

CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services 

SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality 

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support 

ICT30515 Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology 

SIT30116 Certificate III in Tourism 

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