QLD Certificate 3 Guarantee Program

The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification. It also supports Queensland’s Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing fee-free training in high priority qualifications.

The Certificate 3 Guarantee is targeted at certificate III qualifications because they are considered the entry-level qualification most often needed to gain employment in many industry sectors.

Prospective students are only eligible for one (1) subsidised training place in the Certificate 3 Guarantee program. For more information click the link here to Certificate 3 Guarantee website.

Who is eligible to receive training?

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

  • be aged 15 years or above, and no longer at school (with the exception of VET in School (VETiS) students)
  • 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
  • not hold, and not be enrolled in, a certificate III or higher level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.

Note: A trade is considered a certificate III qualification, if you are unsure of your eligibility please contact our office at Central Outback Training.

Do I need to contribute to the cost of training?

Given the benefits that training provides to individuals, students undertaking certificate III level training and non-concessional students undertaking lower level training are required to contribute to the costs of their training through a co-contribution fee.

Central Outback Training offers the following qualifications

The below table shows the amounts charged per state as per our contracted responsibilities. Please note, there are no extra enrolment fees other than listed below.

Current Course AvailableStudent Contribution Fee (calculated per nominal hour)Student Contribution Fee (calculated per nominal hour)
Non ConcessionalConcessional