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 Level 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 (concessional and non-concessional fees).

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:

BSB30120 – Certificate III in Business 

SIT30116 – Certificate III in Tourism 

CHC32015 – Certificate III in Community Services 

SIT30616 – Certificate III in Hospitality 

CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support 

ICT30519 – Certificate III in Telecommunications Technology 

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