​​​​​​​Industry Pre-apprenticeship Program applicant FAQs

Who can apply for funding?
What is a pre-qualified supplier?
Where do I find a list of pre-qualified suppliers?
The registered training organisation we want to use is not approved as a pre-qualified supplier, can we still apply with them as our preferred training provider?
Can registered training organisations apply?
If our organisation is eligible and also has an RTO arm, can we apply?
How much funding can be applied​ for?
Do participants need to contribute to the cost of the training?
What training is funded under the program?
Can our organisation apply for this funding if we have been approved for other government funding?
Can our organisation apply for more than one project?
How will I know if my application has been received?
How will I know if I am successful in gaining funding?
If we are unsuccessful in this funding round, can we apply in future funding rounds?
When are Year 12 students no longer considered to be at school and therefore eligible to participate in the industry pre-apprenticeship program?​
Where do I go if I have questions about the​ application?​

Who can apply for funding?

Representative industry organisations and employers, including not for profit representative industry organisations and employers, in collaboration with a pre-qualified supplier, can apply for funding.

What is a pre-qualified supplier?

A pre-qualified supplier (PQS) is a registered training organisation (RTO) pre-approved by the Department of Education and Training (DET) to deliver subsidised training through the Annual VET Investment Plan

Where do I find a list of pre-qualified suppliers?

The list of pre-qualified suppliers can be found on the Queensland Skills Gateway.

The Queensland Skills Gateway provides information on vocational education and training courses in Queensland, training providers, locations of training, occupations and government subsidised training available.

The registered training organisation we want to use is not approved as a pre-qualified supplier, can we still apply with them as our preferred training provider?

No. As applications can be submitted at any time between 1 October 2016 and 31 March 2017, it is recommended that you delay submitting your application until your preferred training provider has become an approved pre-qualified supplier, or alternatively, choose a suitable pre-qualified supplier through the Queensland Skills Gateway.

Can registered training organisations apply?

No, please refer to the Industry Pre-apprenticeship Program Policy 2016-17.

If our organisation is eligible and also has a registered training organisation arm, can we apply?

Yes. The organisation, as the legal entity, may apply. The registered training organisation arm may not apply.           

How much funding can be applied for?

There is no minimum amount of funding per project. Please refer to the Industry Pre​-apprenticeship Program Policy 2016-17 for more information on project funding.

Do participants need to contribute to the cost of the training?

Yes, participants will be required to contribute to the cost of their training in accordance with the co-contribution fees charged by the chosen pre-qualified supplier. The fee may be paid on behalf of the student by a third party, but cannot be paid or waived by the pre-qualified supplier.  

What training is funded under the program?

Participants an only be enrolled in training endorsed by Queensland industry as an effective transition pathway to the priority trade qualification. Funding will only be approved for training listed in the Queensland Training Subsidies List or other training approved by the Department of Education and Training as priority through the program assessment process.

For this program, the definition of priority trade qualification is reserved for an apprenticeship qualification that has been declared as a restricted calling in Queensland.

Refer to the Industry Pre-appre​nticeship Program Policy 2016-17​ for further information. 

Can our organisation apply for this funding if we have been approved for other government funding?

Yes, providing the application does not duplicate the other approved government funding.   

Can our organisation apply for more than one project?

Yes, eligible organisations may submit multiple applications as long as they meet the funding guidelines and the projects do not duplicate each other. However, as there is no maximum project amount, single applications would be preferred.

How will I know if my application has been received?

On submitting your application you will receive an acknowledgement email advice with a reference number. Please contact VETInvestment@det.qld.gov.au if you did not receive email confirmation.

How will I know if I am successful in gaining funding?

All applicants will receive written notification of the outcome of the funding round.   

If we are unsuccessful in this funding round, can we apply in future funding rounds?

Being unsuccessful in a funding round does not necessarily exclude or disqualify your organisation from applying to the department in future funding rounds.

When are Year 12 students no longer considered to be at school and therefore eligible to participate in the industry pre-apprenticeship program?

The day after they finish Year 12 in accordance with advice from the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority, which can be accessed at https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/14970.html.

Where do I go if I have questions about the application?

You can request a copy of the Industry Pre-apprenticeship Program application resource through VETInvestment@det.qld.gov.au​.

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Last updated
20 October 2016