The Higher Level Skills Program enables eligible Queensland residents to access subsidised training. The Queensland Government provides funding for Certificate IV or higher level qualifications within priority skill sets.
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.
To be eligible for Higher Level Skills funding you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or an Australian permanent resident, or a temporary resident with an eligible visa subclass; be 15 years old or over; live in Queensland and have left school and not already have or be enrolled in a certificate IV level or higher qualification.
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.
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.