Certificate 3 Guarantee funding

The Certificate 3 Guarantee program through Queensland Government, Department of Employment, Small Business and Training supports eligible students to complete their first post-school Certificate III level qualification by providing funded for the Certificate III qualification. It also supports Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing fee-free training in high priority qualifications.

The training is subsidised by the Queensland Government and is paid directly to the RTO. There is a co-contribution fee payable by students under the terms of the Certificate 3 Guarantee program.

Advanced Industry Training (AIT) is a proud Pre-Qualified Supplier (PQS) that is approved to deliver funded qualifications under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program.

Certificate 3 Guarantee funding applies to only one qualification so it is very important that you consider your training options and make sure they match your chosen career path. Once you have completed a funded qualification, you will have used your only Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidy entitlement.

Get more information from Department of Employment, Small Business and Training on Certificate 3 Guarantee.

Get a Department of Employment, Small Business and Training and Training Student Fact Sheet.

Eligibility requirements for Certificate 3 Guarantee funded qualification:

  • be aged 15 years or older
  • be no longer at school (unless enrolled in a VETiS program)
  • permanently reside in Queensland
  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, temporary resident with necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency (evidence required) 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 foundations skills training)
  • student holds a Heath Care or Pensioner Concession card issued by Commonwealth or is the partner or dependant of a person how holds one of these cards and is named on the card (evidence to be supplied to RTO at time of enrollment)
  • student provides an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the student, their partner or the person of whom the student is a dependant is entitled to concessions under a Health Care or Pensioner Concession card
  • student is Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • student is enrolled in a VETiS program
  • student has a disability
  • student is an adult prisoner.
Certificate 3 Guarantee funding is available for learners to undertake a lower level qualification.

In some instances, Certificate 3 Guarantee funding is available for learners to undertake a lower level qualification.

The funding may be available to learners to participate in a lower qualification if they meet the criteria.

Access the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training fact sheet about providing funded learning for lower level qualifications (Certificate I and Certificate II). Please contact AIT office for more information (07) 4755 4222 .

Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparations
Certificate I in Construction (additional conditions apply)