The Higher Level Skills program provides eligible Queenslanders with an opportunity to complete their first post-school certificate IV 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 Higher level skills
Co-contribution fees for Higher Level Skills eligible students start from as little as $40 for concession card holders and $60 for non-concessional students. The remainder of the course fees are subsidised under the Higher Level Skills program. It is important that you take the time to consider and compare your training options and costs as a completed Certificate IV course will use your Higher Level Skills subsidy entitlement.
Co-contribution fees may be paid on behalf of a student by a referring agency such as a JAP or other employment service provider. High School graduates, school leavers and Yr13 students may also apply.
You may be eligible for the Higher Level Skills 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 a certificate IV or higher-level qualification*, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training
Not be enrolled in another qualification, not including foundation skills training.
*Qualifications completed prior to 1995 do not affect eligibility. If you have completed a qualification, please speak with us as we may still be able to provide/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 commence your enrolment. 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 assist you during this step.
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