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