Higher Level Skills (QLD)


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About Higher Level Skills (QLD)

The Higher Level Skills Program enables eligible students living in Queensland to access subsidised training. The Queensland Government provides funding for Certificate IV or higher level qualifications within priori-ty skill sets.

  • Live in Queensland
  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the nec-essary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency
  • Are at least 15 years old
  • No longer at school
  • Must not have or be enrolled in a certificate IV or higher qualification
  • For some qualifications you may be required to be an existing worker in the industry to be eligible to enrol

More About the Higher Level Skills Program

In Queensland the Higher Level Skills Program focuses on Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma level qualifications based on priority skill sets critical to productivity. Qualifications and skill sets which attract subsidies are determined by national skills shortages and the priorities of the Queensland Government.

The aim of the Higher Level Skills Program is to assist individuals gain higher level skills to secure employment or career advancement in priority industries, or transition to university to further their studies.

Tiered Subsidies

The amount of government funding varies according to the qualification. Higher subsidies are allocated to industries with skill shortages or qualifications that develop important economic and industry skills.

Disadvantaged learners (concessional students), and those undertaking training in some regional and remote locations like Cape York and the Torres Strait will also have a higher subsidy allocated to their training.

Fees Payable by Students

Students who enrol in a qualification under the Higher Level Skills Program are required to contribute to the costs of their training through a co-contribution fee. The fee depends on the course selected as well as the training provider.

Approved Courses

There are 6 courses approved for Higher Level Skills government funding. These are the most popular courses.

Certificate IV in Accounting (FNS40615)

This comprehensive course will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to work in the accounting industry. You’ll learn how to undertake tasks such as prepare financial reports, perform financial calculations, maintain a payroll system and get hands on training with technologies such ...

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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)

A Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care will suit students desiring careers as early childhood educators responsible for designing and implementing curriculum. They work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulatio...

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Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315)

The Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315) is for students wanting to work or volunteer providing support to people affected by mental illness or have a psychiatric disability. Students complete 15 units which focus heavily on foundation interpersonal skills such as building relationships, w...

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Diploma of Database Design and Development (ICT50515)

The Diploma of Database Design and Development provides skills and knowledge for an individual to be effective in the design and development of ICT database systems. The qualification builds on a base core of design and development competencies with elective choices covering business needs analys...

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Diploma of Information Technology Networking (ICT50415)

The Diploma of Information Technology Networking is suitable for students desiring a career managing (as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team) the installation of a range of networks, including inter-networking, security and e-business integration. Students will learn how to install...

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Diploma of Software Development (ICT50715)

The Diploma of Software Development provides the skills and knowledge to gain a career in programming and software development. Graduating students would create new software products to meet an initial project brief or customise existing software products to meet customer needs. Students will lea...

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