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.
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