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Certificate III Guarantee funding

The Certificate 3 Guarantee (C3G) supports eligible individuals to complete 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 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.

Foundation skills and lower level vocational qualifications may also be delivered based on the learning needs of the student.

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

 

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
  • not hold, and not be enrolled in, a certificate III or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training

Student fee contribution

Given the benefits that accrue to individuals from training, students undertaking certificate III training and non-concessional students undertaking lower level training, will be required to contribute to the costs of their training through a co-contribution fee.  The fee may be paid on behalf of the student by the employer or a third party, but cannot be paid or waived by the Registered Training Provider.

Concessional Status

Concessional student status applies when:

  • the student holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card and is named on the card
  • the student is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • the student is a school student and is enrolled in a VETiS program (may include young people in detention)
  • the student has a disability
  • the student is an adult prisoner

 

How to apply for Certificate 3 Guarantee funding:

 

Available CSTC qualifications and student fees

QualificationNumber of UnitsStudent Co-contribution Fee
(Non-Concessional)
Student Co-contribution Fee
(Concessional)
AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture16$48.00
($3.00 per unit)
$24.00
($1.50 per unit)
AHC30916 Certificate III in Landscape Construction15$45.00
($3.00 per unit)
$22.50
($1.50 per unit)
AHC31016 Certificate III in Parks and Gardens16$48.00
($3.00 per unit)
$24.00
($1.50 per unit)
BSB30115 Certificate III in Business12$36.00
($3.00 per unit)
$18.00
($1.50 per unit)
BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration13$39.00
($3.00 per unit)
$19.50
($1.50 per unit)
CPC30313 Certificate III in Concreting20$60.00
($3.00 per unit)
$30.00
($1.50 per unit)
CPC30511 Certificate III in Dogging13$39.00
($3.00 per unit)
$19.50
($1.50 per unit)
CPC30711 Certificate III in Rigging15$45.00
($3.00 per unit)
$22.50
($1.50 per unit)
CPC30911 Certificate III in Scaffolding13$39.00
($3.00 per unit)
$19.50
($1.50 per unit)
CPC31111 Certificate III in Steelfixing17$51.00
($3.00 per unit)
$25.50
($1.50 per unit)
SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness16$48.00
($3.00 per unit)
$24.00
($1.50 per unit)