​​​​​Eligi​bility rules

For free tra​​ining for Y​​​ear 12 graduates

Free training for Year 12 graduates​ provides young Queenslanders with an incentive to complete Year 12 and engage in training as soon as possible after finishing school.

For this reason, it is important to understand that limits apply to a student's eligibility for free training.

In addition to eligibility criteria, the following rules apply.

Changin​​​g ​​course

If you start training in a high priority qualification but change your mind and want to undertake a different high priority qualification that will better support your employment goals, then you will still be eligible for free training but only if you re-enrol within the 12-month calendar year following Year 12.

Apprentices​​​​hips and traineeships

If you start an apprenticeship or traineeship in a high priority qualification, you need to be aware of the free training eligibility rules that apply if changes to your training contract occur within or ​after the 12-month calendar year after Year 12.

A. Change of su​​pervising registered training organisation (SRTO)

​​ Yo​​u can c​ontinue to undertake free training if you and your employer decide to change your SRTO within the calendar year following Year 12.

But, if your re-enrolment with a new SRTO takes place after the calendar year, then you are no longer eligible for free training and standard program fees will now apply.

B. Cancellation of the training c​​ontract and 'recommencement' (change of employer)

​​ Yo​​u can c​ontinue to undertake free training if you cancel your training contract and recommence with a new employer within the calendar year following Year 12.

​​​However, if cancellation of your training contract and recommencement with a new employer takes place after the calendar year, then you are no longer eligible for free training and standard program fees will now apply.

C. Transfer of the training co​ntract (change of employer)

​​ Yo​​u can c​ontinue to undertake free training if you transfer your training contract to a new employer and retain the same SRTO. It does not matter when the transfer occurs, either within or after the calendar year following Year 12, as your training contract has not stopped or discontinued.

However, if you transfer to a new employer and also change SRTO, then the same rules apply as for change of SRTO - see item 'A'. In this case, you can only continue to undertake free training if the transfer (including change of SRTO) takes place within the calendar year following Year 12.

D. Converting a school-bas​​​ed apprenticeship or traineeship (SAT) to free training for Year 12 graduates

​​ If you have started a SAT and will be continuing your qualification after finishing Year 12, then you will be eligible for free training provided:

  • the qualification is a high priority qualification under the applicable program (either User Choice or Certificate 3 Guarantee), and;
  • you convert and continue training in your qualification within the 12-month calendar year following Year 12.

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02 August 2018