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Queensland Government Subsidies

Queensland Government Subsidies

 

Overview
Certificate 3 Guarantee
Higher Level Skills
User Choice

Overview – Queensland Government Subsidies

The Queensland Government offers a number of initiatives to assist Queensland residents to upskill, gain a nationally recognised qualification or skill-set and improve their employment outcomes.

If you are a Queensland resident you may be eligible for subsidised training with Australis College under the:

  • Certificate 3 Guarantee, or
  • Higher Level Skills Program, or
  • User Choice

For more information about the subsidised courses we offer and eligibility requirements click on the tabs above.

Queensland Government Subsidised Courses offered by Australis:

To apply for these subsidies please complete the online application form here.

For Corporate programs (15+ enrolments), please contact our Enterprise team on 0438 099 041 or enter your details here.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

This provides a subsidy to help eligible individuals complete a Certificate III qualification. The aim of this initiative is to transition graduates into the workforce, their chosen career or lead to improved opportunities in their employment.

Approved courses

Australis College has been approved by the Qld Government to deliver the following funded courses:

Co-contribution

Under this program, you may be required to contribute to the cost of your course. A third party or your employer may pay the co-contribution on your behalf but Australis College is not permitted to pay or waive the co-contribution fee.

For individuals, the co-contribution fee will vary depending on the qualification chosen and whether you hold a concession card.

For Corporates (15+ enrolments), the co-contribution will also vary depending on support, location and bespoke course requirements. For corporate programs please contact our Enterprise team directly on 0438 099 041 or enter your details here and we will get back to you.

Eligibility

To be eligible under this program you need to meet the following requirements:

  •  Not currently be enrolled in or have previously completed a Certificate III or higher qualification*. Note this does NOT apply to school-based Certificate III’s which are exempt.
  •  Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant).
  •  Permanently live in Queensland.
  •  Be aged 15 years of age or above.
  •  No longer at school.

* Higher Level Qualification’s include: Diploma’s, Associate Diploma’s, University degree’s in ANY qualification or trade.

Please note, once you access Certificate 3 Guarantee funding you will NO longer qualify for another subsidy under this program.

Fee-Free Training for Year 12 Graduates

Year 12 graduates in Queensland are able to access fee-free training for certain qualifications in high priority areas. Australis do not currently offer any Fee-Free qualifications.

To be eligible for fee-free training, Year 12 graduates need to commence an apprenticeship, traineeship or training in a high priority qualification with a pre-approved training provider within the calendar year following their completion of Year 12.

Fee-free training applies to high priority qualifications available under the Queensland Government’s Certificate 3 Guarantee program or User Choice program, which funds training and assessment services for apprenticeships and traineeships.

Participant eligibility

To be eligible to access fee-free training, individuals must:

  • have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent certification
  • enrol and start an apprenticeship, traineeship or training, with an approved training provider in a high priority qualification under the program, by the end of the calendar year following completion of Year 12
  • permanently reside in Queensland.

For more information about this program click here.

Prior to Commencing (or on your first day of class)

You will need to sign and complete a training plan and pre-enrolment appraisal, which may include a skills assessment, to commence your enrolment in the course.

On Completion (prior to receiving your qualification)

You need to complete a Government training and employment survey on completion (or cancellation) of the course before you will receive any Statement of Attainment or Qualification.

For more information on the Certificate 3 Guarantee click here, or you can also refer to http://www.skillsgateway.training.qld.gov.au/

Click here for Australis College Policies.

Higher Level Skills

Higher Level Skills is a Queensland Government initiative that provides eligible individuals with access to subsidised training in approved AQF certificate level IV and above qualifications or priority skill sets with the aim to assist individuals in securing employment, advancing their career in a priority industry, or transition into university.

Approved courses

Australis College has been approved by the Qld Government to deliver the following Higher Level Skills subsidised courses:

* To be eligible for specified courses you must be an Existing Worker within the Community Services industry. An existing worker means a current employee (full-time, part-time, casual) who has a one month or more employment relationship with their employer and has actively fulfilled work duties for this period. Volunteers do NOT meet this criterion.

Please note once you access Higher Level Skills funding you will no longer qualify for any further subsidies under this program so please choose your training provider and course carefully.

Co-contribution

Under this program, you may be required to contribute to the cost of your course. A third party or your employer may pay the co-contribution on your behalf but Australis College is not permitted to pay or waive the co-contribution fee.

For individuals, the co-contribution fee will vary depending on the qualification chosen and whether you hold a concession card.

For Corporates (15+ enrolments), the co-contribution will also vary depending on support, location and bespoke course requirements. For corporate programs please contact our Enterprise team directly on 0438 099 041 or enter your details here and we will get back to you.

Concessional Status

To qualify as a concessional student you will meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a Health care or Pensioner card and you are named on the card.
  • Provide Australis College with applicable Form under Commonwealth law confirming entitlement to concessions under Health Care or Pensioner card.
  • Are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
  • Have a disability.
  • Are an adult prisoner.

Eligibility

To be eligible for funding under QLD Government Higher Level Skills you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Be an Australian, New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant).
  • Permanently live in Queensland.
  • Be aged 15 years of age or above.
  • No longer at school.
  • Not currently be enrolled in, or have completed a certificate IV or higher qualification. This does not include qualifications completed at school and foundational skills training.

Please note restrictions apply for specific qualifications under the Higher Level Skills program, with those qualifications requiring that you are working in the industry or hold specific qualifications prior to enrolment. Please refer to relevant course page for applicable restrictions to entry and evidence required for enrolment.

Prior to Commencing (or on your first day of class)

You will need to sign and complete a training plan and a pre-enrolment appraisal, which may include a skills assessment, to commence your enrolment in the course.

Upon Completion (prior to receiving your qualification)

You will need to complete a Government training and employment survey on completion (or cancellation) of the course before you will receive any Statement of Attainment or Qualification.

For more information on the Higher Level Skills – click here

http://www.skillsgateway.training.qld.gov.au/

Click here for the Australis College Policies.

User Choice

The User Choice program is a part of the Queensland Government Subsidies Program which provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.

The program aims to provide funding aligned to the skills needs of industry and respond to changing government priorities.

The program provides the flexibility for apprentices, trainees and their employers to select a supervising registered training organisation (SRTO) from a list of pre-qualified suppliers for the delivery of nationally recognised, accredited training to meet their specific needs.

The program works in conjunction with the Commonwealth Australian Apprenticeships System, under which apprentices and trainees (also known in some jurisdictions as “Australian Apprentices”) enter into legally binding training contracts with their employers and receive structured training to achieve a nationally recognised qualification.

Approved courses

Australis College has been approved by the Queensland Government to deliver the following funded courses:

Costs for eligible students

Course Name Nominal Hours Student Contribution
($1.60 / Nominal Hour)
Partial Exemption
(40% of Student Contribution)
BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration  515 $824.00 $329.60
CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work (Delivery Option 1)  1,125 $1,800.00 $720.00
CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work (Delivery Option 2) 1,120 $1,792.00 $716.80


* Full Exemption
– Student Contribution Fees are Waived.

Fee exemptions

Australis is required to retain evidence to support any exemption of student contribution fees charged.

Student Contribution Fees Categories.

  • Standard contribution. The Student Contribution fee is $1.60 per nominal hour for each unit of competency delivered.
  • Partial exemption criteria. Calculated at $1.60 per nominal hour times 40% for each unit of competency.
    • The Trainee is under 17 years of age at the end of February in the year the College provides training and has not completed Year 12.
    • The Trainee holds a health care or pensioner concession card OR
    • The Trainee is listed on the card as the partner or dependent of a person who holds the health care or pensioner concession card.
    • The Trainee has an official commonwealth letter confirming entitlement to a concession.
    • The Trainee is Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
  • Full exemption criteria. No Student Contribution fee charged.
    • School-based trainee.
    • Trainee commences traineeship in a high priority qualification within 12 months of graduating Year 12.
    • Undertaking qualification for skilling Queenslanders for work.
    • Credit Transfer is applied for a unit of competency (or its equivalent) or gap training is provided for a superseded unit that is not equivalent.
    • As advised by the Department.
    • The Trainee can demonstrate with evidence extreme financial hardship and applies for this at enrolment.

Proof of Trainee exemption needs to be retained by the College.

Fee-Free Training for Year 12 Graduates

Year 12 graduates in Queensland are able to access fee-free training in high priority areas. We do not currently offer any Fee-Free qualifications.

To be eligible for fee-free training, Year 12 graduates need to commence an apprenticeship, traineeship or training in a high priority qualification with a pre-approved training provider within the calendar year following their completion of Year 12.

Fee-free training applies to high priority qualifications available under the Queensland Government’s Certificate 3 Guarantee program or User Choice program, which funds training and assessment services for apprenticeships and traineeships.

Participant eligibility

To be eligible to access fee-free training, individuals must:

  • have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent certification
  • enrol and start an apprenticeship, traineeship or training, with an approved training provider in a high priority qualification under the program, by the end of the calendar year following completion of Year 12
  • permanently reside in Queensland.

For more information about this program click here.

Fees and Charges

Fees and charges will be calculated as per the Student Contribution Fees Categories based on the nominal hours listed in the course. Only fees relating to tuition (delivery of training and assessment) will be charged. Under Queensland funding, the College will not charge additional administrative charges for awarding Credit Transfer, enrolment or the development of Traineeship documents. This will be discussed on the initial visit by an Australis College representative.

Student Contribution fees may be paid upfront to the College in one payment for contributions under $1500. Upfront payments will be invoiced and issued by the College at enrolment before the commencement of training and assessment and access to online learning resources, or if the cost is more than $1500 will be broken into stages. Payments can be made directly to the College by direct debit, direct deposit or credit card. Bank details will be included on the invoice issued. Payment terms are within seven (7) days.

The student contribution fee may be paid by the Trainee, Employer or Third Party but these fees must be paid to the College prior to commencing training and assessment throughout each stage of the course.

Trainees that are unable to pay upfront for fees and do not have an Employer or Third Party to pay on their behalf may apply to the College for a payment plan agreement as they progress through the course. Fees must be paid by the agreed date.

The College unlocks access to training and assessment as the Trainee progresses through the course, so unpaid fees may result in the Trainee not being able to progress through their formal training.

Trainee Eligibility

To be eligible to receive a government contribution, the apprentice or trainee must:

  • have entered into a Training Contract for a qualification that is funded by the department
  • be registered on DELTA with a commencement date or recommencement date on or after 1 July 2010
  • select a training provider that holds PQS status for their nominated qualification.

Refund Policy

Australis College is committed to delivering the services and training necessary for students to complete the training and assessment in every course that we offer. The nature of this guarantee is clearly communicated to our Trainee (referred to as students) in the Student Handbook. Should Australis College not be able to deliver a course to students once enrolled, the College will arrange for a transfer with the Trainee’s acknowledgement and consent to another Registered Training Organisation offering a similar course in a similar geographical location (if training is not facilitated primarily online). If this solution is not agreeable, the student may change courses (where possible under the College’s Pre-qualified Supplier contract), or unit(s) or choose to obtain a refund for units of competency paid for, but unable to complete training and assessment due to the College ceasing to provide that course or specific unit.

In the event changes are made to the agreed services such as new or a change in third-party arrangements, or a change in ownership, Australis College will inform the Trainee and Employer as soon as practicably possible.

Refunds are not processed where the Trainee has been provided training and assessment but has not met the standard to gain competency in the unit of competency.

This includes units of competency:

  • The Trainee has commenced, received resources for, or accessed through online learning platforms.
  • If a Trainee has submitted work, that has been plagiarised or falsified.
  • If the Trainee has breached their Traineeship Agreement and Handbook or the Code of Conduct Policy.

Under the User Choice program, Student Contribution fees will be refunded to the payer where training has not commenced, and/or the Trainee did not receive any resources for units of competency at the time of cancellation.

Should a Trainee commence a portion of the training/assessment and/or is provided access to learning resources for a unit of competency but did not complete all training and assessment at the time of cancellation, a Review Officer will determine the proportion of training that did occur and refund the remainder. For example, if the Trainee participated in 50% of training and assessment activities for a unit of competency, the payer would receive a refund of 50% of the student contribution fee that was charged for that unit of competency.

 

For more information on User Choice – click here

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