Government Funded Programs

Certificate 3 Guarantee

The Certificate 3 Guarantee program provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification.

The Certificate 3 Guarantee program is targeted at certificate III qualifications because they are considered the entry-level qualification most often needed to gain employment in many industry sectors.

Available Courses

AHC30916 - Certificate III in Landscape Construction

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in landscape construction. The landscaping industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.

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CPC30318 - Certificate III in Concreting

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of concreters working in concreting operations on residential and commercial projects. The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as a specialist field of work.

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BSB30415 - Certificate III in Business Adminstration

This qualification applies to a range of administrative roles in varied contexts. Individuals in these positions use some discretion and judgement and may provide technical advice and support to a team.

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Cost of Training

  • Given the increased benefits that you can gain from a Certificate 3 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.
  • Co-Contribution fees: $100 Concessional and $200 Non-concessional

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to enrol in the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program, prospective students:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Eligibility Evidence Required

  • A copy of a birth certificate, passport, Medicare card (green only) or visa – this documentation is evidence that a participant is an Australian or NZ citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or refugee and humanitarian visa holder. These documents are the only type of documents that will demonstrate that a participant fits into one of the categories listed. PLEASE NOTE: Holders of a 457 visa are not eligible.
  • A copy of a Queensland drivers licence, telephone account, bank statement, etc – this documentation relates to proof that a participant is permanently residing in Queensland. This is different to the requirements set out in item 1 above as this demonstrates the participant’s Queensland residency requirements.

Concessional Student Status

  • The student holds a Health Care Concession Card or Pensioner Concession Card issued under Commonwealth Law, or is the partner of or dependant on 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 in a school student program (may include youth in detention).
  • The student has a disability.
  • The student is an adult prisoner.