Queensland Government Funded Program

Find out if you’re eligible for funding on Certificate II or Certificate III courses

What is Certificate 3 Guarantee?

The Certificate 3 Guarantee program is funded by the Queensland Government. It provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to complete their first post-school Certificate 3 Qualification. The Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidy for a course is paid to the training provider to reduce the cost of the certificate 3 course to the student. Student contribution fees (co-contribution fees) are additional.

The amount of subsidy provided by the Certificate 3 Guarantee will vary depending on the demand for skilled workers in a particular industry and the needs of the student.

For more information, click through to the Student Factsheet.

Co-Contribution Fees:

A contribution to the cost of training and assessment services — called a co-contribution fee — must be made by students undertaking a certificate III level vocational qualification and non-concessional students undertaking certificate I and/or II level vocational qualifications. The fee may be paid on behalf of the student by a third party. All student fees are payable on day one of the course. 

Course Code Qualification Delivery Mode Full Fee Number of Units of Competency Student Co-Contribution Non-Concessional Fee Cost Per Unit Student Co-Contribution Concessional Fee Cost Per Unit
AUR20420 Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology Face to Face $4800 16 $640 $40 $320 $20
AUR20520 Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology Face to Face $3500 20 $500 $25 $250 $12.50
MEM20422 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways Face to Face $4500 12 $150 $12.50 $75 $6.25
UEE22020 Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) Face to Face $4500 13 $780 $60 $400 $30.77

VETiS students — this training is provided fee-free to students with any additional costs met by the school.
Lower-level vocational qualifications for concessional students — this training can be provided fee-free to students, as determined by the SAS.
SQW participants — this training is provided fee-free to students with any additional costs met through SQW funding

Eligibility Requirements:

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;

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

Employment status does not matter and nor is there any minimum education requirement, only the standard entry requirements for the course of study.

Note: Eligible individuals must understand that the entitlement under the Certificate 3 Guarantee is for one government subsidised training place in a funded Certificate 3 qualification. It is very important that you take the time to consider and compare your training options and costs, before signing an enrolment form or committing to a course of study which will use up your entitlement.

It is a requirement for all individuals participating in a QLD Government Certificate 3 Guarantee funded program to complete a student training and employment survey within three months of completing or discontinuing the qualification they were enrolled into.