The Certificate 3 Guarantee program provides eligible Queenslanders with an opportunity to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification subsidised by the Queensland Government. Individuals are required to pay a reduced co-contribution fee to gain access to the government subsidy.
Subsidised training Under the Certificate 3 Guarantee
Concession card holders pay as little as $20 and non-concessional students pay just $50. The remainder of the course fees are subsidised under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program. It is important that you take the time to consider and compare your training options and costs as a completed Certificate III course will use your Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidy entitlement.
Student fees may be paid on behalf of a student by a referring agency such as a Workforce Australia Provider or other employment service provider. High school graduates, school leavers and Yr13 students may also apply.
You may be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee funding if you meet all the following requirements:
You are 15 years of age or older
Have finished or left secondary school
Are a Queensland Resident
Are an Australian citizen or Australian Permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen
Not hold, and not be enrolled in, a certificate III or higher-level qualification*, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.
*Qualifications completed prior to 1995 do not affect eligibility. If you have completed a course, please speak with us as we may still be able to suggest other options for funding or payment plans
how to apply
For your convenience, we have built the funding application process directly into our enrolment form. To apply, select the course of your choice and then complete the enrolment information. Feel free to contact us, and we will be happy to assist you at any stage. During the application process, you will need to provide evidence of of eligibility, we can also assist you during this step.