Subsidised training and incentives
The Queensland Government invests in training based on industry advice to provide Queenslanders with the skills they need to gain meaningful and sustainable employment through the provider of their choice.
Government funding is directed to minimise skills shortages, focus on training for jobs that are in demand in our critical industries, and increase the number of Queenslanders with formal post-school qualifications.
Queensland Skills Gateway includes a tool to help you check if you are eligible for government subsidised training in Queensland.
List of subsidised training and programs
Certificate 3 Guarantee
The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides a government subsidy to allow eligible Queenslanders to obtain their first post-school certificate III qualification.
User Choice (apprenticeship and traineeship funding)
The User Choice program provides public funding for the delivery of accredited, entry level training to apprentices and trainees.
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.
Fee-free training for Year 12 graduates
Information about access to fee-free training in priority areas for Year 12 graduates.
Skilling Queenslanders for Work
Skilling Queenslanders for Work is an initiative to help eligible Queenslanders to gain the skills, qualifications and experience to enter and stay in the workforce. The programs are targeted at different groups including young people, mature-age job seekers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women re-entering the workforce, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
What's Next OOHC Fund
The What's Next OOHC funding initiative supports young people aged 15-21 who are, or have been in out-of-home care in Queensland to access assistance to navigate the VET system, personalised career and training pathways information and financial support to enrol in vocational education and training. This is a pilot program with an initial budget of $300,000 that will be reviewed at the end of the 2017-18 financial year.
Back to Work
Back to Work is a two-year $100m package to help give employers the confidence to take on new staff in regions and provide an economic boost to regions that are facing challenging times. Financial support of up to $15,000 is available to businesses to take on jobseekers in regional areas with up to 8000 jobs supported through this assistance package.
Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS)
VETiS funded from the VET Investment budget focuses on delivering qualifications to provide school students with the skills and knowledge required for employment in specific industries.
VET Student Loans
Learn more about the Australian Government's VET Student Loans program, which replaces the VET FEE-HELP scheme from 1 January 2017. The program offers assistance to help pay tuition fees for higher level VET qualifications.
Scholarships and financial support
Information about scholarships and financial support available for people undertaking vocational education and training.
Annual VET Investment Plan
The Annual VET Investment Plan outlines the Queensland Government's planned investment in vocational education and training over the coming year.