Funding QLD


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The JobTrainer Fund supports job seekers, school leavers and young people to access the skills and training they need to find work, re-enter the labour market or explore new work opportunities available as Queensland’s economy recovers. The JobTrainer Fund will operate as a component of Queensland’s existing vocational education and training (VET) investment programs and will provide access to additional training opportunities that complement the training already available for the target student cohort.

Subsidies are available for a select number of qualifications and short courses currently in demand by industry. The full list of subsidised qualifications and short courses is available on the JobTrainer Priority Course List at Additional qualifications and short courses will be added to the priority list on the basis of industry advice on future job demand.

To be eligible to enrol in a training place funded under the JobTrainer Fund, prospective students must:

  • Permanently reside in Queensland and;
  • 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; and
  • have finished school or no longer be at school (including home schooled); and
  • not already be enrolled in training (includes VET and higher education courses); and
  • not have previously completed a qualification funded under the JobTrainer Fund; and
  • either be a job seeker or a school leaver or young person; or
  • from 1 October 2021, enrol in an aged care, childcare, disability care or digital skills qualification, and can do so regardless of age or employment status.

In addition to the above eligibility requirements, specific restrictions and/or exemptions may apply to participate in certain subsidised qualifications or short courses, which will be based on industry advice or requirements under the relevant national training package and will be detailed in the JobTrainer Priority Course List.

Definition of a jobseeker:

A jobseeker means an individual aged 15 years or older who is:

  • Out of work; or
  • In receipt of income support payments.

Definition of a school leaver or young person:

From 1 October 2021, a school leaver or young person means an individual who is aged 16 to 24 years, regardless of employment status. Enrolments prior to 1 October 2021 must be 17 to 24 years.

All students enrolling in these courses are required to read the JobTrainer Fund STUDENT FACT SHEET.


This Program provides training to people who are under-utilised or under-employed in the labour market, as well as building the skills for young people, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, mature age job seekers and people from culturally diverse and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Through our network of partners we have access to funding for a wide range of courses.


The Certificate 3 Guarantee is a key initiative under the Queensland Government’s five-year training reform action plan, Working Queensland. The Program supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school Certificate III level qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career. It also supports Queensland’s Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing fee-free training in high-priority qualifications.

All students enrolling in these courses are required to read the Certificate 3 Guarantee STUDENT FACT SHEET.


The Higher Level Skills program is a key initiative under the Queensland Government’s five-year training reform action plan, Working Queensland. The aim is to assist individuals to gain the higher-level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry, or to transition to university. The Program provides individuals with access to one subsidised training place in a selected Certificate IV level and above qualification or priority skill set.

All students enrolling in these courses are required to read the Higher Level Skills STUDENT FACT SHEET.


Non accredited training is full fee only.

Download the ACE Community Colleges Student Handbook to read more about funding possibilities, eligibility and associated criteria in your State. Go here for your copy of the Student Handbook.