Certificate 3 Guarantee
THE QLD GOVERNMENT'S FUNDING PROGRAM
The Certificate 3 Guarantee Program is provided by the Queensland Government. This Program allows Queenslanders to access funded courses in areas where skilled workers are needed. To access more information on the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program, click here or download the student fact sheet.
You could be eligible if you:
do not hold or be currently undertaking a certificate level III or higher qualification. This does not include certificate level III qualifications completed while at secondary school
are over 15 years old at the time of enrolment
have finished secondary school or left school
are an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident residing in Queensland or a New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland.
Students wishing to apply for the Certificate 3 Guarantee must meet the Eligibility Requirements, click here to view the full Criteria.
WHAT IF I AM NOT ELIGIBLE?
Should you be ineligible for a government subsidised place, Horticultural Training offers this exact qualification under our fee-for-service (FFS) arrangement. For more information about this payment option, read the Fee for Service section available on each of the individual Qualification pages.
UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)
From the first of January 2015, all students participating in Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). We are required by Commonwealth legislation to have this number recorded for your training and cannot enrol new students without this number. If you do not have a USI, you can find more information on obtaining one here. Your USI may be used for reporting Training Activity Data to the Department.
DO YOU NEED TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE COST OF TRAINING?
Given the benefits that training provides to individuals, students undertaking Certificate III level training and non-concessional students undertaking lower-level vocational training are required to contribute to the costs of their training through a co-contribution fee. The amount of your out-of-pocket expense will vary depending on the course you undertake and the training provider you choose. The fee may be paid on your behalf by an employer or another third party, but cannot be paid or waived by the training provider or any organisation related to the training provider unless approved by the Department of Employment Small Business and Training.
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 under the Certificate 3 Guarantee.
To be eligible for fee-free training, the student must meet the above Certificate 3 Guarantee eligibility criteria and:
have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Studies Authority (or the ‘Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority’ which replaced the Queensland Studies Authority from 1 July 2014) or equivalent certificate that confirms you have completed Year 12 in Queensland
enrol and start training with an approved training provider by the end of the calendar year following the completion of Year 12
live permanently in Queensland.
Year 12 students who wish to apply for the Certificate 3 Guarantee must meet the Eligibility Requirements, click here to view the full Criteria.
HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM?
It is important that you choose the right course for you to take full advantage of the program.
The Queensland Skills Gateway displays the courses available under the Certificate 3 Guarantee and provides information about what they cover, the careers they can lead to, and the training providers approved to deliver them -visit www.skillsgateway.training.qld.gov.au
For information on choosing a training provider, read the training consumer tips on the department’s Training website.
As a condition of your enrolment, you will be required to complete a student training and employment survey within three months of finishing or discontinuing your training.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information on the Certificate 3 Guarantee, subsidy information, concessional student status and program related documents, visit www.training.qld.gov.au/certificate3guarantee