Certificate 3 Guarantee Program

The Certificate 3 Guarantee is a key initiative under the Queensland Government's five-year training reform action plan, Great skills, Real opportunities. The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification.

The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals without a certificate III or higher level qualification to complete a nationally recognised certificate III level qualification that leads to:

  • a job outcome for individuals trying to enter the labour market or into their desired industry/career; or 
  • advancement in the workplace or career progression for individuals already employed in their preferred industry
  • The program primarily targets certificate III level qualifications because certificate III is the entry-level qualification most often needed to gain employment in many industry sectors.

Eligibility

In order to undertake training through the Certificate 3 Guarantee, prospective students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • with the exception of VET in Schools students, be aged 15 years or above, and no longer at school 
  • permanently reside in Queensland
  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, including a humanitarian entrant, a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen; and finally
  • not hold, and not be enrolled in, a certificate III or higher level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.

It is important to note that students can only access subsidised training under Certificate 3 Guarantee once.

The government pays a higher subsidy to encourage and support participation by concessional students undertaking qualifications. Concessional student status applies when the student:

The government pays a higher subsidy to encourage and support participation by concessional students undertaking qualifications. Concessional student status applies when the student:

  • holds a Health Care or Pensioner concession card, or is the partner or dependant of a person that holds such cards and is named on the card 
  • provides an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the student, his or her partner, or the person of whom the student is a dependant is entitled to concessions under a health care or pensioner concession card
  • is an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander person 
  • Is a school student and is enrolled in a VETiS program – including youth in detention
  • Is a person with  a disability
  • Or is an adult prisoner.

holds a Health Care or Pensioner concession card, or is the partner or dependant of a person that holds such cards and is named on the card 

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Qualifications Offered and Student Contribution Fees

Course Concessional Non Concessional
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support* $29 $39
BSB30115 Certificate III Business  $29 $54
     

Pricing current as at 11 April 2017.

The qualification requires an Australian Federal Police Check.  Strive International Employment & Training costs, if you require this check the cost is $50 which is not included in the above table price.

Our Fees, Charges and Refund Policy 

For more information about the Certificate 3 Guarantee download the Student Factsheet

For further information on the Certificate 3 Guarantee visit the Training Queensland website at www.training.qld.gov.au or phone the call centre on 1300 369 935. 

The Certificate 3 Guarantee Program is funded by the Department of Education, Training and Employment Queensland