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Government Funding/Incentives

Through the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) the state government aims to work with industry, registered training organisations (RTO’s), community organisations and communities to not only create more jobs but ensure skills are aligned to these jobs thus ensuring the skilling and upskilling of Queensland’s workforce. To achieve this, each year the department makes available funding to eligible organisations and individuals across the state.

QLD Government user choice funding

User Choice is a program through which employees may undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship qualification. Employers, apprentices or trainees can negotiate with a registered training organisation of their choice as to when and where they will attend college, the qualification they would like to undertake and any other aspect of the training to be delivered. Work Skills provide Traineeships and Apprenticeships through a Queensland Government DET funded user choice contract.

* Prices quoted are for courses and qualifications delivered in Brisbane and its immediate suburbs.

Additional Charges may be requested from the Employer/Industry (or in the case of FFS applicants the individual) to cover expenses of travel(flights/accommodation/car rental charges, allowances etc.), and may be applicable if travel of more than 100km (from Brisbane GPO) is required. Additional charges will be at cost and are calculated based on each individual Employer/Industry and their location. Please ask for indication at any time. It is a Work Skills policy to ensure that ALL costs are kept to a minimum and you will be notified of these if applicable and before enrollment in any training or assessment, course or qualification. This will form part of our Tuition Fee Agreement (TFA) which will be signed by all parties before enrollment or starting of any training that leads to a qualification or course.

Certificate 3 Guarantee?

The Certificate 3 Guarantee, which commenced on 1 July 2013, gives eligible individuals the opportunity to complete a full certificate III qualification. To do this, the Queensland Government will subsidise the cost of training for eligible students. The Certificate 3 Guarantee will direct government subsidies to training in areas that need more skilled workers. For those areas where skilled workers are needed, the Queensland Government will contribute more to the cost of training.

Click here for more information and eligibility requirements for the C3G funding.


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