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FUNDING 

Learning Partnerships can offer a variety of funding options to help make your learning journey more affordable.

 

Click on any of the links below to learn more or get in touch with us for more information.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

Certificate 3 Guarantee

The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides a government subsidy towards the training cost for eligible individuals undertaking their first post-school certificate III qualification.

It also supports school students to access training and Queensland's Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing free training in high-priority qualifications.

The intent of the program is to equip individuals with the necessary skills to secure a job or advance their career.

More information about this funding can be found on Department of Employment, Small Business and Training website 

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol in the Certificate 3 Guarantee, prospective students must:

  • be aged 15 years or older;
  • be no longer at school (with the exception of school students in Years 10, 11, and 12 undertaking a VET in School (VETiS) program — see the VETiS fact sheet for more information);
  • permanently reside in Queensland;
  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen; and
  • not hold, and not be enrolled in, a certificate III or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.

Further information on courses currently funded under Certificate 3 Guarantee by Learning Partnerships can be found by clicking on the relevant course below:

Higher Level Skills Funding

Higher Level Skills Funding

The Higher Level Skills program provides eligible individuals with access to a subsidised training place in selected certificate IV level or above qualifications, and priority skill sets.

The aim is to assist individuals to gain the higher-level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in priority industries or to transition to university to continue their studies. Employers may also be able to access training to address workforce development needs.

More information about this funding can be found on Department of Employment, Small Business and Training website

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills program, individuals must:

  • be aged 15 years or over;
  • be no longer at school;
  • permanently reside in Queensland;
  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen; and
  • not hold, and not be enrolled in, a certificate IV or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.

 

Further information on courses currently funded under Higher-Level Skills Funding offered by Learning Partnerships can be found by clicking on the relevant course below:

User Choice Funding

User Choice Funding

The User Choice program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.

The program provides the flexibility for apprentices, trainees, and their employers to select a preferred training provider (registered training organisation or RTO) from a list of Skills Assure suppliers (SAS) for the delivery of accredited training to meet their specific needs. SAS are training providers who have contracts with the Department of Employment, Small Business, and Training to deliver funded training.

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive a government contribution, the apprentice or trainee must:

  • have entered into a Training Contract for a qualification that is funded by the department
  • be registered on DELTA with a commencement date or recommencement date on or after 1 July 2021
  • select a training provider that holds SAS status for their nominated qualification.

The User Choice qualifications and prices are available here 

Further information on courses currently funded under User Choice offered by Learning Partnerships can be found by clicking on the relevant course below:

Skills Checkpoint Program

Skills Checkpoint Program

The Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers Program (the Skills Checkpoint Program) provides up to 10,000 eligible older Australians per year with advice and guidance to help them:

  • transition into new roles within their current industry or
  • find pathways to a new career.

 

Eligibility

The Skills Checkpoint Program is open to people: 

  • aged 40 years and over (previously 45–70)
  • who are an Australian citizens or permanent resident
  • employed and at risk of becoming unemployed and entering the income support system, or 
  • recently unemployed (within 12 months, previously nine months) and
  • not registered for assistance through an Australian Government employment services program.

 

The Skills Checkpoint Program is directly linked to the Skills and Training Incentive. The Incentive provides up to $2,200 (GST inclusive) to jointly fund training to help individuals build skills to remain in the workforce longer. The Participant or their employer must also make a co-contribution.

For more information, please click Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers Program