Government Funding and Subsidies

You can check your eligibility for the below funding and subsidy opportunities through accessing the link below:

 

http://www.skillsgateway.training.qld.gov.au/Eligibility#citizen_permanent

The flow chart and information below outlines some of the funding options available for Queensland residents.

 

Certificate 3 Guarantee Funding

Under this scheme, the Certificate III Education Support is highly subsidised, with only a small student contribution fee of $400 to be paid upon enrolment.

 

To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee, a student must:

  • Be a Queensland resident over the age of 15

  • Be an Australian citizen 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

  • Have finished secondary school or left school

  • Not hold or be currently undertaking a certificate level III or higher qualification. This does not include qualifications completed whilst at secondary school or abroad

Higher Level Skills Funding

The Certificate IV in Education Support is funded by the QLD Government under the Higher Level Skills subsidy.

 

To be eligible you must:

  • Be a Queensland resident over the age of 15

  • Be an Australian citizen 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

  • Have finished secondary school or left school

  • Not hold or be currently undertaking a certificate level IV or higher qualification. This does not include qualifications completed while at secondary school or abroad

 

Course fees under this program are heavily subsidised however a small student contribution fee of $800 is applicable. Student contribution fees can be incorporated into an interest free payment plan.

Fee Free Year 12 Scheme

 

The Certificate III in Education Support can be fully funded for people who have recently completed Year 12. If you are eligible for this scheme, you do not need to pay a contribution fee.

 

To be eligible to access fee-free training, individuals must:

  • Have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent certification

  • Commence by the end of the calendar year following completion of Year 12

  • Permanently reside in Queensland

Centrelink Support

The Certificate III Education Support is Centrelink approved, meaning that you may be eligible to receive support benefits whilst you study.

 

For students who are on a single parent pension, a carers pension, disability pension or NewStart, you may be eligible for the Education Supplement ($62 p/fortnight for full time study for the nominated duration of the course) and/or the Education Entry Payment ($208 one off payment).

 

To check your eligibility for Centrelink payments, visit their website or call 13 24 90.

Our partnering RTO, Adapt Education, is a Pre-Qualified Supplier (PQS) of the Queensland Government. As a result, eligible QLD residents may be able to access subsidised rates through the following programs: Certificate 3 Guarantee, Higher Level Skills, Yr 12 Fee Free. 

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