Funded Training

Government Subsidised Training

Australian Academy students are able to access Queensland Government subsidised training once eligibility criteria has been confirmed.

Complete the Expression of Interest to determine your eligibility for QLD Funding.

Expression of Interest

The program is open to any Queensland resident aged 15 years or over who is no longer at school (with the exception of VET in Schools students) and is an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and on the pathway to permanent residency. Prospective students must not have or be enrolled in a certificate III level or higher qualification (not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training).

The Certificate 3 Guarantee is a key initiative under the Queensland Government’s five-year training reform action plan, Great Skills, Real Opportunities.

The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III level qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career.

It also supports Queensland’s Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing fee-free training in high priority qualifications.

Students can only access the Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidy once, it is important students choose the right course for you to take full advantage of this opportunity.

Students undertaking certificate III level training and non-concessional students undertaking lower level training are required to contribute to the costs of their training through a co-contribution fee. These fees are collected up front at the time of enrolment.

List of qualifications offered under Certificate 3 Guarantee:

AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture
BSB30115 Certificate III in Business*
BSB30215 Certificate III in Customer Engagement
BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration*
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support*
CPP30316 Certificate III in Cleaning Operations
SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services
SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality

Expression of Interest

Download Certificate 3 Guarantee Program Course List

The above mentioned qualifications are currently being funded by the Queensland State Government’s Department of Education and Training through the Certificate 3 Guarantee for eligible Queensland participants. For full eligibility information, a breakdown of the fees applicable and our terms and conditions, please click here.

Fees
If you’re eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program, you only need to pay a $150 Student Contribution Fee. If you hold a valid concession card, the fee is reduced to only $50.

Additional costs for the programs
Additional costs to the student may be incurred as discussed in our schedule of fees.

Find out more about the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program
Certificate 3 Guarantee – Student Fact Sheet
Certificate 3 Guarantee – Support for Disadvantaged Learners Fact Sheet
Certificate 3 Guarantee – Queensland Government Department of Education and Training

Year 12 students who have completed Year 12 within the last 12 months may be eligible for fee free training through the government funding for high priority qualifications.

Students undertaking funded programs are required and agree to complete surveys regardless of completion or withdraw from the program prior to completion. These surveys will be emailed and mailed to the last known address.

As a result of starting any funded training, students may be ineligible for any future funded training. Check the relevant funding to determine what funding entitlements may be available in the future.

List of qualifications offered under Fee-free training:

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support*
SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality
AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture

Expression of Interest

Download Fee-free training for Year 12 graduates Course List

The above mentioned qualifications are currently being funded by the Queensland State Government’s Department of Education and Training through the Fee-free training for Year 12 graduates program for eligible Queensland participants. For full eligibility information, a breakdown of the fees applicable and our terms and conditions, please click here.

Find out more about Fee-free training for Year 12 graduates
Year 12 Graduate Fee-Free – Student Fact Sheet
Fee-free training for Year 12 graduates – Queensland Government Department of Education and Training

The User Choice program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.

To be eligible for a government contribution towards the costs of training, an apprentice or trainee must have entered into a training contract for a qualification that is funded by DET and be registered in DET’s registration system DELTA.

The government contribution for a User Choice funding contribution is detailed in the apprentice or trainee’s letter of registration from DET.

Apprentices and trainees can only receive one government contribution for a User Choice funded qualification at any single point in time, i.e. a student is not funded to undertake two apprenticeships or traineeships at the same time.

In addition, apprentices and trainees can only receive a maximum of two government funding contributions under the current User Choice Program.

Students are required to pay a co-contribution fee currently $1.60 per nominal hour of training to determine the cost of your course. Please contact Australian Academy for more details. An invoice is raised and presented at the first visit by the trainer and payment plans are agreed at that time.

List of qualifications offered under User Choice:

BSB20115 Certificate II in Business
BSB30115 Certificate III in Business*
BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration*
CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
CPP30316 Certificate III in Cleaning Operations
ICT30115 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology
SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality
SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality

Expression of Interest

Download User Choice for Traineeships and Apprenticeships Course List

The above mentioned qualifications are currently being funded by the Queensland State Government’s Department of Education and Training through the User Choice program for eligible Queensland participants. For full eligibility information, a breakdown of the fees applicable and our terms and conditions, please click here.

Find out more about the User Choice program
User Choice for traineeships and apprenticeships

The Higher Level Skills program provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to access one subsidised training place in selected certificate IV and above qualifications, or priority skill sets.

The aim is to assist individuals to gain the higher level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in priority industries or to transition to university. Employers may also be able to access training to address workforce development needs.

List of qualifications offered under Higher Level Skills:

BSB42615 Certificate IV in New Small Business*
CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support*
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
FNS40615 Certificate IV in Accounting
FNS50215 Diploma of Accounting
SIT40416 Certificate IV in Hospitality
SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management

Expression of Interest

Download Higher Level Skills Course List

The above mentioned qualifications are currently being funded by the Queensland State Government’s Department of Education and Training through the Higher Level Skills program for eligible Queensland participants. For full eligibility information, a breakdown of the fees applicable and our terms and conditions, please click here.

Find out more about Higher Level Skills
Higher Level Skills Fact Sheet for students
Higher Level Skills


Skill Set Funding for Existing Workers

The following skill sets have approved funding for existing workers in Queensland. Eligibility criteria apply.

Early Childhood Education and Care Skill Sets

CHCSS00072 Building Inclusive Practices in Early Childhood Education and Care Skill Set
Eligibility:
• must be an Existing Worker in Early Childhood Education and Care
•  already hold a Certificate III or higher level qualification or have skills equivalent to the qualification requirement validated through a recognition of prior learning process.

CHCSS00074 Child Protection
Eligibility:
• must be an Existing Worker in a frontline service role involving direct contact with children, youth or families
• must hold a Certificate III qualification and may have a Certificate IV or higher level qualification or have skills equivalent to the qualification requirement validated through a recognition of prior learning process.

Aged Care Skill Sets

CHCSS00070 Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set
Eligibility:
• Student must be an Existing Worker in the Community Services and Health industry

CHCSS00075 Chronic Disease Self-Management
Eligibility:
• Student must be an Existing Worker in the Community Services and Health industry

CHCSS00081 Induction to Disability
Eligibility:
• Student must be a New Worker in the Disability industry sector

Foundation skills training aims to ensure that Queenslanders enrolling in vocational education and training (VET) are equipped with the skills and abilities required to successfully complete a vocational qualification.

These qualifications are targeted to those VET learners who require additional assistance to build their foundation skills to the level required to complete a vocational qualification.

Foundation skills training is funded through the following programs:

  • Community Learning – which provides additional support for learners with diverse needs to gain qualifications up to certificate III level.
  • Certificate 3 Guarantee – which provides a government subsidy to allow eligible Queenslanders to obtain their first post-school certificate III level qualification.
  • User Choice – which enables apprentices and trainees to access a language, literacy and numeracy program to improve their foundation skills while they complete their vocational qualification.

The training provides opportunities for VET learners to build their foundation skills, the core capabilities required for effective workplace and community participation, including language, literacy, numeracy and employability skills.

Qualification offered under Foundation skills:
FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways*

Expression of Interest

Download Foundation Skills Course List

The above mentioned qualification is currently being funded by the Queensland State Government’s Department of Education and Training through the Foundation Skills program for eligible Queensland participants. For full eligibility information, a breakdown of the fees applicable and our terms and conditions, please click here.

Find out more about Foundation Skills
Foundation Skills

* Please note these qualifications may be delivered by our contracted third party Loden Education.

  • BSB30115 Certificate III in Business
  • BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration
  • BSB42615 Certificate IV in New Small Business
  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways

Register Your Interest

If you have any questions regarding QLD funded training, please fill out the contact form below:

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