Funding Information

Certificate 3 Guarantee and Higher Level Skills Funding:

The Certificate 3 Guarantee and Higher Level Skills Funding supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career.

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.

Eligibility:

Potential students should be aware that accessing Certificate 3 Guarantee and Higher Level Skills Funding may impact on their ability to access funding at the same level for future qualifications.

For more information on Certificate 3 Guarantee and Higher Level Skills Funding and eligibility contact us directly or see HERE

Further information on courses currently funded under Certificate 3 Guarantee and Higher Level Skills Funding offered by First Choice College can be found by clicking on the relevant course below:

You can check your eligibility for Queensland Government funding HERE.

A fact sheet on Certificate 3 Guarantee can be found HERE.

A fact sheet on Higher Level Skills can be found HERE.

User Choice Funding

Traineeships are funded by the Queensland Government under the User Choice Skills Assure supplier 2021–23 policy. User Choice provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Queensland Apprentices and Trainees

Eligible trainees that meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a set fee per nominal hour. These fees are calculated at a regulated rate of $1.60 per nominal hour.

Nominal hours will vary depending on the qualification and the electives chosen. An individual training plan will be created for Trainees that details nominal hours and associated fees.  Concession rates of 40% ($0.64 per nominal hour) apply for students who hold a current Health Care Card or who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. For eligible school-based trainees, the training is fee-free. Further information on Apprenticeships and Traineeships can be found HERE

Further information on courses currently funded under User Choice offered by First Choice College can be found by clicking on the relevant course below:

Skills Checkpoint Program 

Are you aged over 40 and looking to re-skill?

 The Australian Government, through its Skills and Training Incentive, is providing up to $2,200 (GST inclusive) to fund training to help mature age Australians to update their skills and remain in the workforce longer.

You are eligible for the Incentive if you:

You can find out more information about the Incentive and the Program by:

Organisation States/territories in which the organisation delivers the program Contact details
The BUSY Group Ltd Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory 13 BUSY (13 28 79)

https://www.busyatwork.com.au/skills-checkpoint-program/

VERTO Ltd New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory 1300 4 VERTO

(1300 483 786)

https://www.verto.org.au/our-services/skills-checkpoint