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.

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 Course List

There are 20 courses approved for Higher Level Skills government funding. These are the most popular courses.

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Certificate IV in Community Services (CHC42015)

A Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015 is great for students seeking careers as community service workers. Students gain core interpersonal and relationship building skills as well as the knowledge to work legally and ethically in Australia. There is also scope within the qualification t...

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Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115)

A Certificate IV in Disability CHC43115 is perfect for students seeking a career supporting and empowering clients with disabilities. This is a practical qualification and students graduate work-ready and able to provide individualised support, helping disabled clients become more active and incl...

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Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (HLT43015)

A Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance HLT43015 is for students wanting a career delivering therapeutic support to allied health professionals. This certificate gives students hands-on skills to recognise healthy body systems, confirm physical health status, and support people with chronic...

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Diploma of Agriculture (AHC50116)

A Diploma of Agriculture AHC50116 is for students seeking a career in farm and agribusiness management. This is a flexible diploma and students choose their own study units from the following speciality areas: agribusiness, livestock, cropping, business administration, safety. The Diploma ...

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Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation (SIS40313)

A Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation SIS40313 is for students seeking careers as outdoor recreation instructors. Students gain advanced skills in safety (weather interpretation, emergency response, search and rescue) then choose an interest area: canoeing, abseiling, bushwalking, sea kayaking, ...

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Certificate IV in Community Services (CHC42015)

A Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015 is great for students seeking careers as community service workers. Students gain core interpersonal and relationship building skills as well as the knowledge to work legally and ethically in Australia. There is also scope within the qualification t...

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Certificate IV in Agribusiness (AHC41016)

A Certificate IV in Agribusiness AHC41016 is great for students working in farming and need solid business and leadership skills. Students gain essential administration skills in project costing, budgeting, and managing small business finances. Perfect for anyone wanting to manage and operate a p...

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Certificate IV in Community Services (CHC42015)

A Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015 is great for students seeking careers as community service workers. Students gain core interpersonal and relationship building skills as well as the knowledge to work legally and ethically in Australia. There is also scope within the qualification t...

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Certificate IV in Leisure and Health (CHC43415)

A Certificate IV in Leisure and Health CHC43415 is great for students needing the skills to design and implement leisure activities and health programs. And our course providers have structured the electives in this qualification so students gain specialised skills for working with elderly client...

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Diploma of Agribusiness Management (AHC51416)

A Diploma of Agribusiness Management AHC51416 is a for students seeking careers in farming and agribusiness management. Students undertaking this diploma will develop a whole farm plan, climate risk strategies, and a business plan. The Diploma of Agribusiness Management AHC51416 is a nati...

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