Certificate 3 Guarantee

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The Queensland government will pay an amount towards the cost of selected health care courses for eligible students. The student will also be required to pay a student contribution fee.

To be eligible for a subsidised training place students must meet the following criteria:

  • An Australian citizen
    • Permanent resident
    • Temporary resident with necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency
    • New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland
  • Over 15 years of age
  • Have left school
  • Must not hold a qualification at certificate III level or higher in any discipline

Students who have completed Year 12 and are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare can access this course fee free up to twelve months after completing Year 12.
Click here for more information on the Certificate 3 Guarantee

Policy Statement

The intention of the Certificate 3 Guarantee program is to assist working-age Queenslanders to achieve their first post-school Certificate III level qualification.

These qualifications are designed to:

  • Create a job outcome for individuals trying to enter into the labour market or their chosen career/industry
  • Provide support for career advancement (progression) for individuals already employed in their chosen industry

Consumer Protection

Under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program an eligible person has access to only one subsidised training place for a funded qualification at AQF level 3 (Certificate 3).

Once you have completed one Certificate 3 level qualification you will no longer be eligible for another government subsidised training place under the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program.

It is very important for you to take time to compare and consider your training options and costs, before committing to a course of study and signing an enrolment form which will use your entitlement.

The Queensland Government has developed a resource to help you research your training options, compare training providers and clearly explain your rights as a consumer.  This resource entitled ‘Training Consumer Tips’ can be accessed at https://training.qld.gov.au/training/courses/studentguide/tips

Cooling Off Period

Students are entitled to a cooling off period of  7 days from the receipt of application.

Student Obligation

You will be required to complete an employment survey within 3 months of completing or withdrawing from your qualification.  Results of this survey are reported to the Queensland Government.  You can access and complete this survey on-line.

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