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Certificate 3 Guarantee

The Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidises course fees for Queenslanders to help them access training and complete their first post-school certificate III qualification.

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

Registered training organisations (RTOs) must apply to become a pre-qualified supplier to deliver training under the Certificate 3 Guarantee. Once approved, the RTO will be listed on the Queensland Skills Gateway as a pre-qualified supplier.

Funding under the program is fully contestable, allowing Queenslanders to choose their preferred pre-qualified supplier.

Information for students who want to access the Certificate 3 Guarantee is also available.

Qualifications and subsidy levels

The Queensland Training Subsidies List lists the qualifications funded under the Certificate 3 Guarantee and the subsidy levels. Subsidy levels vary for concessional and non-concessional students.

Who receives the subsidy?

The subsidy is paid directly to the pre-qualified supplier on behalf of the student once training is delivered and reported.

Under the program, students are expected to pay a co-contribution fee. The co-contribution fee amount is set by the pre-qualified supplier. The co-contribution fee may be paid on behalf of the student by their employer or another third party, but not by the pre-qualified supplier.

Pre-qualified supplier requirements

Pre-qualified suppliers must meet a number of performance standards if they wish to participate and maintain their pre-qualified supplier status. Refer to the PQS Policy and PQS Agreement for more information.

Pre-qualified suppliers are measured on successful training completions and whether the training resulted in an employment benefit such as securing a job or career advancement.

More information

Visit the Department of Education and Training's Training website.

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Contact us

For training information phone 1300 369 935 or email training@det.qld.gov.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships information phone 1800 210 210 or email apprenticeshipsinfo@qld.gov.au.

Information for students

Information for students who want to access the Certificate 3 Guarantee is also available.

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23 May 2017
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