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User Choice Funding (Apprenticeship and traineeship funding)

The User Choice program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.

The User Choice program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.

The program recognises that employment-based training aligned to skills shortages is a critical priority for the Queensland Government. It aims to provide funding aligned to the skills needs of industry and respond to changing government priorities.

How does the program work?

The program provides the flexibility for apprentices, trainees and their employers to select a preferred registered training organisation (RTO) from a list of pre-qualified suppliers for the delivery of nationally recognised, accredited training to meet their specific needs. The program works in conjunction with the Commonwealth Australian Apprenticeships System, under which apprentices and trainees (also known in some jurisdictions as “Australian Apprentices”) enter into legally binding training contracts with their employers and receive structured training to achieve a nationally recognised qualification.

Available Qualifications and Student Fees

QualificationsStudent co-contribution fee (Non-Concessional)Student co-contribution fee (Concessional)
AHC20416 - Certificate II in Horticulture$1.60 per nominal hour$0.64 per nominal hour
AHC20919 - Certificate II in Sports Turf Management$1.60 per nominal hour$0.64 per nominal hour
AHC31016 - Certificate III in Parks and Gardens$1.60 per nominal hour$0.64 per nominal hour
AHC30916 - Certificate III in Landscape Construction$1.60 per nominal hour$0.64 per nominal hour
CPC30320 - Certificate III in Concreting$1.60 per nominal hour$0.64 per nominal hour
CPC30720 - Certificate III in Rigging$1.60 per nominal hour$0.64 per nominal hour
CPC30920 - Certificate III in Scaffolding$1.60 per nominal hour$0.64 per nominal hour
CPC31120 - Certificate III in Steelfixing$1.60 per nominal hour$0.64 per nominal hour
RII20720 - Certificate II in Civil Construction$1.60 per nominal hour$0.64 per nominal hour
RII30820 - Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations$1.60 per nominal hour$0.64 per nominal hour
RII30920 - Certificate III in Civil Construction (Streams 1,2,3,4)$1.60 per nominal hour$0.64 per nominal hour

How to apply

Contact our team on 07 3373 8888 to discuss your options and eligibility.