Certificate III Guarantee
The Certificate 3 Guarantee is a key initiative under the Queensland Government's five-year training reform action plan, Great skills. Real 0pportunities.
The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification.
The Certificate 3 Guarantee is targeted at certificate III qualifications because they are considered the entry-level qualification most often needed to gain employment in many industry sectors.
Cost of Training
- Given the increased benefits that you can gain from a Certificate III Guarantee qualification, you are required to contribute to the cost of your training through a student co-contribution fee, payable to the training provider.
- The fee may be paid on your behalf by an employer or a third party but cannot be paid by the training provider.
To be eligible to enrol in the Certificate 3 Guarantee, prospective students:
- Must be aged 15 years or above, and no longer at school
- Must be permanently reside in Queensland
- Must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen
- Must not hold, and not be enrolled in, a certificate III or higher level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.
Eligibility Evidence Required
Drivers licence or
Living in Queensland (bank account, phone account rates) etc.
Employer letter stating employment status and occupation
Green Medicare card or Birth certificate or passport
Concessional student status applies when:
- the student holds a Health Care concession card or Pensioner concession card issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a health care concession card or pensioner concession card, and is named on the card
- the student provides the training provider with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the student, his or her partner, or the person of whom the student is a dependant, is entitled to concessions under a health care or pensioner concession card
- the student is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
- the student is a school student and is enrolled in a VETiS
- program (may include youth in detention)
- the student has a disability
- the student is an adult prisoner.
Fact Sheet link:
- Certificate 3 Guarantee Fact sheet
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