The Higher Level Skills programs gives eligible Queenslanders access to government subsidised training. This subsidy covers up to and including one post-school certificate level IV or higher qualification in priority training areas. The Higher Level Skills subsidy for a course is paid to the training provider to reduce the cost of the course for eligible Queenslanders. The amount of subsidy provided by the funding is determined by the Queensland Department of Education and Training and the students concessional status.

You are eligible for Higher Level Skills funding if:

  • You are 15 years of age or older
  • Have finished or left secondary school
  • Are a Queensland resident
  • Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrant) or temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permit on the pathway to permanent residency or a New Zealand citizen
  • You do not hold or are not currently enrolled in a certificate IV or higher level qualification (Certificate IV to Advanced Diploma qualifications )
  • Employment status does not matter, nor is there any minimum education requirement, except the standard entry requirements for the course

How to apply for Higher Level Skills funding:

The table below lists eligible Higher Level Skills courses and the co-contribution amounts. The co-contribution amounts replace the normal tuition fees for Higher Level Skills Eligible students.

To apply for Higher Level Skills funding you will need to enrol into an eligble Higher Level Skills course. After enrolment you will contacted by a Strategix representative who will walk you through each phase of the process. Application for the funding includes:

  • Meeting the course entry requirements
  • Supplying relevant eligibility documents
  • Completing the Higher Level Skills Declaration

You may also read the Higher Level Skills Declaration and Information sheet available from the links below to learn more about the program.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us, and we will be happy to assist you.

Code Qualification Concession Non Concession
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Child Education and Care $2,678 $3,970

Note: Co-contribution fees may be paid on behalf of a student by a referring agency such as a JAP or other employment service provider. Eligible students may also defer the Co-contribution fee to VET Student Loans

It is important that you take the time to consider and compare your training options and costs as a completed Diploma course will use your Higher Level Skills subsidy entitlement. Higher Level Skills is a Queensland Department of Education and Training initiative.