Queensland is investing in the power of skills to grow our economy.

Now is a great time to spark your skills power and take charge of your career with free and subsidised courses and apprenticeships.

Get the skills employers want across a wide range of industries that are hiring now and into the future.

Finding a quality pathway to a powerful skilled career is as easy as 1, 2, 3—start by checking your eligibility for government-funded training below.

Step 1: Check if you're eligible

Use our eligibility checker to see if you're likely to be eligible for free or subsidised training in Queensland.

Training providers step through the details to confirm your eligibility, but this checker gives you a good idea of what to expect.

Step 2: Explore funded courses

Use the Queensland Skills Gateway to find a free or subsidised course for you.

Filter your course search by subsidy, based on your eligibility checker results.

Step 3: Contact a provider

Contact a training provider approved to deliver the funded course you want to do. In Queensland, these providers are known as Skills Assure suppliers.

Find providers in course search results on the Queensland Skills Gateway and MySkills.

How do training subsidies work?

The Queensland Government pays all or part of your course fees for you.

Funds go straight to your training provider, so you can focus on your training.

Subsidies are for priority qualifications and other courses, and can be found across a wide range of industry areas.

So, whether you’re looking to take on an apprenticeship, change careers or reskill, a training subsidy could be the lower-cost option you need to achieve your goals.

Training subsidies and incentives

Skills power facts

  • 85.6% graduates get a job or go onto further study*
  • Graduates earn $60,000 a year full-time on average**
  • 88.4% of graduates are satisfied with their training**

Check Your Career for career information and trends, including average wages.

NCVER (VET) student outcomes 2019* and 2020**

Choose carefully. Great power is in your hands.

Choosing the right course and training provider is a big deal.

Only training providers that meet certain standards can deliver subsidised training in Queensland. Look out for the Skills Assure identifier:

Skills Assure logo

Use the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) for information in languages other than English.