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Funding and incentives

The Queensland Government provides targeted investment through a number of different vocational education and training investment programs to assist industry and employers train and upskill their current and future workforce.

Industry Partnerships Strategy
The Industry Partnerships Strategy provides Queensland industry with an opportunity to partner with government to meet priority skill and workforce needs.

Certificate 3 Guarantee
The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides a government subsidy to allow eligible Queenslanders to obtain their first post-school certificate III level qualification.

Apprenticeship and traineeship funding and incentives
The Queensland Government provides funding and incentives to support apprentice and trainee employment and training through various programs.

Higher Level Skills
The Higher Level Skills program provides a government subsidy to help individuals gain the higher level skills and qualifications required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry or to transition to universtity.

Skilling Queenslanders for Work
Skilling Queenslanders for Work is a suite of targeted skills and training programs supporting Queenslanders to gain the skills, qualifications and experience needed to enter and stay in the workforce. Employers have the opportunity to support and participate in local training projects as well as access the $2,000 Work Start incentives for employing an eligible participant in a traineeship.

Community Learning
Community Learning provides additional support for learners with diverse needs to gain qualifications up to certificate III level.

Indigenous Training Strategy
The Indigenous Training Strategy encourages equitable participation in training by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, to provide the skills required for employment and economic participation.

Other funding and incentives
Information on funding and incentives available for employers for training, including from the Australian Government and industry groups.

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Last updated
Wednesday, May 27, 2015