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

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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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 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 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 Practice Management (HLT57715)

The Diploma of Practice Management is suitable for students seeking careers managing the operation of small to medium-sized health practices or dental clinics. Students gain a range of skills in health systems such as infection control, understanding medical terminology and health accounts billin...

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Diploma of Hospitality Management (SIT50416)

The Diploma of Hospitality is a pathway to work in any sector of the hospitality industry as a departmental manager and supervisor or even for small business owners of restaurants, hotels and tourist outlets. Students will gain essential management skills in leadership, time management, ro...

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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 Hospitality (SIT40313)

The Certificate IV in Hospitality provides a pathway to work as a team leader or supervisor in hospitality organisations such as restaurants, hotels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops. Students will learn how provide effective hospitality service to customers during live se...

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Certificate IV in Education Support (CHC40213)

The Certificate IV in Education Support is suitable for Teacher’s Aides working at both public and private schools as well as community education centres. Students will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environm...

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Certificate IV in Bookkeeping (FNS40215)

The Certificate IV in Bookkeeping is for contract bookkeepers and employees performing bookkeeping tasks, BAS lodgements and payroll. Students will learn how to prepare and lodge Business Activity Statements (BAS) and well as provide advice or deal with the Commissioner on behalf of a taxpayer. T...

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