Higher Level Skills
The Higher Level Skills program is a key initiative under the Queensland Government's five-year training reform action plan, Great skills. Real opportunities.
The program provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to access one subsidised training place in selected certificate IV level 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.
Subsidies are provided for a select number of certificate IV, diploma and advanced diploma level qualifications, and priority skill sets critical to productivity within the workplace.
||Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
Cost of Training
- Given the increased benefits that you can gain from a Higher Level Skills 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 Higher Level Skills program, prospective students:
- Must hold a trade qualification Certificate III in the Construction industry
- Must be aged 15 years or over, and no longer at school
- Must 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 IV 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 PQS 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 program (may include youth in detention)
- the student has a disability
- the student is an adult prisoner.
Fact Sheet link:
- Higher Level Skills Fact Sheet
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