Queensland VET Investment Programs

The Queensland Government invests in training based on industry advice to provide Queenslanders with the skills they need to gain meaningful and sustainable employment through the pre-approved training provider of their choice.

Government funding is directed to minimise skills shortages, focus on training for jobs that are in demand in our critical industries, and increase the number of Queenslanders with formal post-school qualifications.

With this government funding students can do the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care for $2 per unit for a total cost of $36 (non concession) or $1 per unit for a total cost of $18 (concession).

For the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care it is $2 per unit for a total cost of $56 (non concession) or $1 per unit for a total cost of $28 (concession).

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Queensland Government Funded Programs

Certificate 3 Guarantee 

The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides a government subsidy to allow eligible Queenslanders to obtain their first post-school certificate III level qualification.

The Certificate 3 Guarantee aims to help Queenslanders without a post-school qualification to gain one. 

The Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidies your vocational education and training (VET) course fees to help you complete your first post-school certificate III level qualification. It is targeted at certificate III level qualifications because they are considered the entry-level qualification most often needed to gain employment in many industry sectors. The Certificate 3 Guarantee means that instead of paying for the full cost of a training course, you will pay a reduced amount to make the training more affordable and accessible.

 

Are you eligible?

To be eligible to access the Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidised training, you must:

a) be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident
b) be 15 years old or over
c) live in Queensland and have left school*
d) not already have a certificate III level or higher qualification
e) not be currently enrolled in a certificate III level or higher course.

More information? Click on the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training Fact Sheet

 

Certificate 3 Guarantee – Fees

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care 

  • $2 per unit. Total cost $36 (non concession)
  • $1 per unit. Total cost $18 (concession)

 

Higher Level Skills

The Higher Level Skills program provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to access subsidised training in selected certificate IV 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.

 

Are you eligible?

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

  1. Be aged 15 years or over, and no longer at school
  2. Permanently reside in Queensland
  3. 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
  4. Not hold, and not be enrolled in, a certificate IV or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.

More information? Click on the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training Fact Sheet

 

Higher Level Skills – Fees

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 

  • $2 per unit. Total cost $56 (non concession)
  • $1 per unit. Total cost $28 (concession)

Free tafe for Year 12 graduates

Free tafe is available for Year 12 graduates through 2 Queensland Government VET investment programs – the Certificate 3 Guarantee and User Choice.

Fee-free training is available to Year 12 graduates in high priority vocational qualifications, apprenticeships and traineeships. High priority qualifications provide training in the skills employers and industry need most.

 

Are you eligible?

You can access fee-free training if you:

  • start training within 1 year of leaving school
  • completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold either a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or an equivalent certificate that confirms you have completed Year 12 in Queensland
  • choose to train in high priority qualifications funded under the Certificate 3 Guarantee or User Choice programs
  • enrol and start training with an approved training provider
  • live permanently in Queensland

 

Concessions

You may be eligible for a concession if you meet one of the following:

a) The participant was or will be under 17 years of age at the end of February in the year in which the PQS provides training, and the participant is not at school and has not completed year 12.
b) The participant holds a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card issued under Commonwealth law or is the partner or a dependent of a person who holds a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card and is named on the card.
c) The participant issues the PQS with 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 Card or Pensioner Concession Card.
d) The participant is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. Acceptable evidence is as stated in the Training Contract and AVETMISS VET Enrolment Form.

User Choice (apprenticeship and traineeship funding)

The User Choice program provides public funding for the delivery of accredited, entry level training to apprentices and trainees.

 

User Choice Students – CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care – Fees

Student contribution fee of $1436.80 (full fee if no credit transfers apply)

Please refer to the fee calculation sheet presented upon enrolment. Payment is the responsibility of the trainee; however, employers have the option to pay some or all of the traineeship fees. The fees are currently calculated at $1.60 per nominal hour. Each unit of competency chosen has a nominal hour value which is totalled on the student’s training plan. The student contribution fee is payable prior to enrolment or via an agreed payment plan.

 

User Choice Students – CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care – Fees

Student contribution fee of $3196.80 (full fee if no credit transfers apply)

Please refer to the fee calculation sheet presented upon enrolment. Payment is the responsibility of the trainee; however, employers have the option to pay some or all of the traineeship fees. The fees are currently calculated at $1.60 per nominal hour. Each unit of competency chosen has a nominal hour value which is totalled on the student’s training plan. The student contribution fee is payable prior to enrolment or via an agreed payment plan.

 

Free apprenticeships for under 21s

Queenslanders, up to the age of 21, may be eligible to undertake high priority apprenticeship and traineeship qualification for free.

 

School-based apprenticeships and traineeships

School-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SATs) allow high school students—typically Years 11 and 12—to work with an employer as paid employees, while studying for their senior certificate. 

A school-based apprentice’s or trainee’s employment and/or training arrangements must impact on their school timetable for the program to be considered school-based.

Kool Kids Training offers an intake for SAT’s on an annual basis.

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Been through other training facilities and Kool Kids is both the best and most helpful one I’ve experienced. Highly recommend them to all looking into further studies!

Great layout on website- clear precise with the addition of marking criteria underneath the question that helps with finding the right answer.

Lovely helpful trainers with no amount of questions or enquires too much to ask of them. Nothing short of amazing and I was lucky enough to have both Vanessa and Alison. Completed my certificate 3 and not much longer to go through before also ticking off my diploma.

Kool Kids for my choice over all!!

Simone Phillips

Coming from retail and hospitality background, I was nervous to start my Diploma of Early Childcare and Education, however, once I started the online course, I instantly relaxed and knew that I had made the right decision. I had heard good things about Kool Kids training college which is why I chose to study with them, and once I began, I found it had the easiest online platform to navigate, with each assessment having set question areas such as case studies, practical aspects, and reflection questions to ensure you are gaining full knowledge and understanding of each assessment task. The trainers and centres make life and studying smooth and uncomplicated even when working full time, as everyone is happy to help and lend an ear when you need. Overall, I have absolutely loved studying with Kool Kids training college and have been so lucky to have such a great trainer like Amy to guide me through the process!

Sian

After finishing my diploma I can now thank KKTC for providing the best style of training possible - with everything online now it made it easier for me to prioritise certain parts of my assessments due to the way it is all set out. I will definitely be recommending KKTC to anyone wanting to study early childhood.

Brianna White

I have really enjoyed completing my diploma with Kool kids. I have found that my course was enjoyable and I had the most support from Michelle and Rhiannon. When I needed help it was only a message away for help. Rhiannon was very patient and understanding when I found some questions challenging. I 100% recommend Kool kids online training to anyone and I highly recommend Rhiannon as she was very patient with each student.

Samantha Pead

How understanding and supporting both Michelle and Rhiannon were, how much this training helped me to become the educator I am today

Rebecca Mclure

I recently completed my Diploma with Koolkids Training. After years of no study I was hesitant and nervous to sign up. However from the moment I touched base I was so impressed with the level of support and encouragement from my Trainer Alison who was always only a call or message away day or night. I would highly recommend Koolkids

Tasha Lee-Roberts

Studying with KKTC is simple and trouble-free. The workload is set out in a way that is achievable without being overwhelming. The online platform used is easily accessible and straightforward, and I love having my trainer, Amy, making sure I understand everything I‘m learning about. She has been by my side since I started, and is super approachable and is always available to work with me.

Paige Demery

As a mature age student taking on study with Kool Kids Training College for a new career path was very daunting but Alison and Bronwyn were amazing.  Their support, guidance, encouragement and friendship helped me to successfully complete my Diploma and achieve my goal of working with children.

Lisa Dauk

Tara’s passion, flexibility and compassion, are some of the key factors that have made my Diploma studies so enjoyable and successful. I have received so much workplace support, even during the lockdown period, Tara supported me to achieve my goals. Kool Kids Training College is unlike anything else offered in Melbourne I highly recommend them, if you're looking for a trainer that genuinely cares about their students!

Melissa GreenDiploma student - Badger Creek Kindergarten

Our partnership with Kool Kids Training College enables our team members at Only About Children to gain the relevant knowledge and skills while obtaining their Early Childhood qualifications. The team of dedicated and skilled trainers are committed to supporting each individual throughout their learning journey, guiding them to successfully become qualified in Early Childhood Education and Care.

The Kool Kids online platform is user-friendly and enables us to keep up to date with each team member’s progress, whilst providing a clear overview of the course structure. Its functionality allows us to retrieve an individualised update on each team member within a few simple clicks, which is highly convenient.

We also appreciate the time and effort that Adam and Sam invest to keep us informed on updates and changes. They are constantly innovating in order to provide high quality and relevant services. Our experience working with Kool Kids has been a smooth and enjoyable one.

Rosanne GriecoL&D Coordinator at Only About Children

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