The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides Queenslanders with access to Government subsidised training by supporting eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III level qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career.
Under the Certificate 3 Guarantee, the Queensland Government provides a subsidy for a range of priority certificate III level qualifications that reduces the cost of the Certificate III course for the student.
Download the Queensland Government Certificate 3 Guarantee – Student Fact Sheet
View the ETC Student Handbook
Download the Certificate 3 Guarantee – Fact sheet
The above courses are subsidised to eligible participants under the Queensland Governments Certificate 3 Guarantee.
Are you Eligible?
The Certificate 3 Guarantee is for participants who commence a certificate level III course on or after 1 July 2013. Participants can either be employed or a job seeker to access the program.
To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee a participant must:
- not hold or be already undertaking a certificate III or higher level qualification (certificate III qualifications completed at school are not counted)
- be 15 years of age or older
- have finished secondary school or left school
- Be a Queensland resident – an Australian Citizen or permanent resident living in Queensland, or a New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland.
Concessional Participants are defined as follows:
(a) the Participant holds a Health Care concession card or Pensioner concession card issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a Health Care concession card or Pensioner concession card, and is named on the card; or
(b) the Participant can provide an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the Participant, his or her partner or the person of whom the Participant is a dependant, is entitled to concessions under a Health Care or Pensioner concession card; or
(c) the Participant is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person.
The entitlement under Certificate 3 Guarantee is for one Government subsidised Certificate III qualification and that you will no longer be eligible for a subsidised training place under the Certificate 3 Guarantee once you have completed a certificate III level qualification. Please ensure that you consider your training options, outcomes and costs under the program before committing to a course of study which utilises your entitlement under the initiative.
It is a requirement of the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program that you fill out and return a Training and Employment Survey within three months of training completion.
The Student contribution fee amount applies to all students completing a subsidised certificate III qualification under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program and that the Student Contribution Fee’s represent the total non-government subsidised sum of essential training costs for you to complete the qualification and all fees and costs associated with delivering the training.
More information on the Queensland Government’s Certificate 3 Guarantee is available from: