Funding

Funding options

A range of Queensland Government subsidised training is available through the Queensland VET Investment Plan.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

The Certificate 3 Guarantee is a key initiative of the Queensland Government supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification. It also supports school students to access training and Queensland’s Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing fee-free training in high priority qualifications.

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.

Consider and choose your training options carefully to ensure they are on your chosen career pathway as only one Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidy entitlement is available.

Once the Certificate III course has been completed, you will have used your only Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidy entitlement.

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User Choice (apprenticeships and traineeships funding)

This program is designed to combine work with structured but flexible training and can be full-time, part-time, or school-based  (where some of the training is undertaken while the apprentice or trainee is in high school). To undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship with Australian Trade Training College you must be employed full time or part time and have access to a workplace relevant to the qualification. The program works in conjunction with the Commonwealth Australian Apprenticeships System, under which apprentices and trainees enter into legally binding training contracts with their employers and receive structured training to achieve a nationally recognised qualification. Existing employees may undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship.

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Higher Level Skills

The Higher Level Skills Program is a Queensland Government initiative The principal aim of the higher level skills program is to help individuals gain the higher-level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry or transition to university to continue their studies. The Higher Level Skills program also provides eligible employers or industry with the capacity to address current workforce development needs that are adversely impacting on productivity, where individual employees meet the program’s eligibility requirements.

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VETiS

Vocational education and training (VET) courses are available to students while they are still at school. This is often referred to as VETiS.  At Australian Trade Training College our training is flexible and is typically delivered face to face and tailored to your individual needs.

Programs are created specifically to reflect the needs of industry and provides nationally recognised qualifications that are developed in consultation with industry to provide the foundation skills and knowledge they need to work in a particular job. VETiS qualifications can be undertaken by students who are in year 10, 11 or 12 and can contribute towards their Queensland Certificate of Education.

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Year 12 Fee-Free Training

To be eligible to access fee-free training, you 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 by the end of the calendar year following completion of Year 12
  • permanently reside in Queensland
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