You may be eligible for Subsidised Training
Eligible students may be able to access a range of government funding to help subsidise the cost of your training
Certificate 3 Guarantee
The Certificate 3 Guarantee helps support eligible students to complete their first post-school certificate III level qualification. You may be eligible to receive a subsidy towards one certificate III qualification from a list of subsidised courses. Visit the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training to see which qualifications and skill sets are subsidised under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program. If your course is eligible, the Queensland Government will pay the subsidy directly to Redmako Learning. The level of the government subsidy varies depending on the demand for skilled workers in each industry. You will be required to contribute to the costs of your training through a co-contribution fee.
To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee you must meet the following criteria:
- not hold or be currently enrolled in a certificate III or higher-level qualification (does not include qualifications completed in secondary school)
- be 15 years or older
- have completed or left secondary school
- be an Australian citizen or permanent resident residing in Queensland, or New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland
Learn more about Certificate 3 Guarantee
Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) is delivery of nationally recognised qualifications to school students, providing them with the skills and knowledge required for employment in specific industries. VETiS qualifications can be undertaken in years 10, 11 and 12, and can count towards the Queensland Certificate of Education.
Department of Employment, Small Business and Training’s VET investment budget funds VETiS qualifications at certificate I and II levels that have been identified in consultation with industry, and are based on national skills shortages, Queensland Government priorities and other evidence relating to effective training pathways that support employment.
To learn more about VETiS https://training.qld.gov.au/site/providers/Documents/funded/vetis-factsheet.pdf
Fee-Free Training for Year 12 Graduates
To support Queensland’s Year 12 graduates to successfully transition to employment, the government is offering fee-free training in high priority qualifications. The training is available through a range of certificate III level vocational education and training (VET) courses as well as apprenticeships and traineeships. The full list of high priority qualifications is available on the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training website. Year 12 fee-free training is available through two Queensland Government training investment programs: the Certificate 3 Guarantee and User Choice. It is available to a select range of high priority qualifications that will develop the skills most needed by employers and the Queensland economy.
Under this initiative the Queensland Government will cover the full cost of training for eligible qualifications. This means eligible students will not be required to contribute to their training fees
To be eligible to access fee-free training you must meet the following criteria:
- you must have completed year 12 in Queensland
- you must hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Studies Authority or the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent
- you must enrol in your chosen course by the end of the calendar year following your completion of year 12 (e.g. if you graduated in 2017, you must enrol before the end of 2018)
- you must live permanently in Queensland.
Learn more about Fee-free training https://training.qld.gov.au/training/incentives/year12-fee-free
Higher Level Skills (HLS)
The Higher Level Skills program provides a government subsidy to support eligible students to access subsidised training in priority skill sets and selected certificate IV or higher qualifications. Visit the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training website to see which qualifications and skill sets are subsidised under this program. If your course is eligible, the Queensland Government will pay the subsidy directly to Redmako Learning. The level of the government subsidy depends on the demand for workers in your chosen field. You will need to contribute to the cost of your training through a co-contribution fee.
To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills Subsidy, you must meet the following criteria:
- not hold or be currently enrolled in a certificate IV or higher level qualification (does not include qualifications completed in secondary school)
- be 15 years or older
- have completed or left secondary school
- be an Australian citizen or permanent resident residing in Queensland, or New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland.
Learn more about Higher level skills funding https://training.qld.gov.au/training/incentives/highskills
The User Choice 2017-20 program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees. The program aims to provide funding aligned to the skills needs of industry and respond to changing government priorities. Usually students are required to pay a co-contribution fee. School-based apprentices and trainers are not required to pay a co-contribution fee while they are still at school but may be required to pay fees once their training contract has been converted to full time or part time post school.
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 the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
- be registered in DET’s registration system DELTA
- the contract commencement date or recommencement date must be on or after 1 July 2010
- the training provider selected to deliver the training must hold a pre-qualified supplier (PQS) status for the nominated qualification
Learn more about User Choice funding https://training.qld.gov.au/training/incentives/userchoice
If you’re not eligible for subsidised training, you may still pay for your training including accessing a Redmako Learning payment plan and pay off your course fees bit by bit while you study.