Higher Level Skills Funding (Queensland)
The Higher Level Skills program provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to access subsidised training in selected Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications. The program aims to help you gain secure employment or career advancement in priority industries or to transition to university.
This program provides eligible individuals with access to a subsidised training place in an Australian Qualifications Framework AQF) certificate IV level, or higher, qualification with a pre-approved Registered Training Organisation.
You have an entitlement to gain a Certificate IV qualification, or higher, if you meet the eligibility criteria. You have a wide choice of qualifications and Registered Training Organisations.
How do I Meet the Eligibility Criteria for Funding?
- Are you 15 or older?
- Have you left school?
- Do you live in Queensland?
- Are you an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or permanent resident?
- Have you not enrolled in or completed a Certificate IV or higher level qualification (not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training)?
… then you should be eligible!
Fees – What will it Cost Me to Do This Course?
Students are required to contribute to the costs of undertaking their Certificate III qualification through a co-contribution fee. This is a policy of the Department of Education and Training (the government department that is providing funding for the program) and Australian Consolidated Training is not able to waive these fees.
The co-contribution fees are however very reasonable and you may be eligible for a concession.
Concession eligibility/fee-free training for Year 12 graduates
You may be eligible for a concession for co-contribution fees for this program if:
- You (or your partner or guardian) have a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card
- Are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
- Are enrolled in a VETiS program (vocational education and training program in school)
- Have a disability, or
- Are an adult prisoner
Year 12 Queensland school graduates who commence training in this program within 12 months of completing Year 12 (by the end of the calendar year following completion of Year 12) are not required to pay co-contribution fees.
For more information on the Higher Level Skills Program: www.training.qld.gov.au/skillsgateway
For more information on the Higher Level Skills courses offered by Australian Consolidated Training, please call 07 3372 3974 and request an Information Pack.