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The financial cost of many of Adapt Education’s courses can be offset by the many government incentives and programs that are available. Adapt’s course outlines indicate whether a course is eligible for incentives.  Below is a summary of some of the available incentives.

The Certificate 3 Guarantee

FUNDING UPDATE for the 2016/17 financial year: The Certificate 3 Guarantee funding is now available.

Under the Certificate 3 Guarantee, the Queensland government will subsidise training costs for a student’s first post school Certificate III qualification. Qualifications Adapt Education is approved to deliver under this program include:

 

  • Certificate III in Business Administration
  • Certificate III in Education Support (teacher aide)

 

To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee, a student must:

  • be a Queensland resident over the age of 15
  • be an Australian citizen or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency.
  • have finished secondary school or left school
  • not hold or be currently undertaking a certificate level III or higher qualification. This does not include qualifications completed while at secondary school or abroad.

 

A student contribution fee is applicable to all students enrolling through this program. Concession card holders (health care card or pension concession card) and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander persons will have a discounted student contribution fee. Student contribution fees can be incorporated into an interest free payment plan. For details on course fees view our fee schedule

 

Some important points about the Certificate 3 Guarantee

  • Students can only access the Certificate 3 Guarantee through approved providers such as Adapt Education.
  • Students must meet the eligibility criteria
  • Students should expect to contribute to the cost of their training through a student contribution fee.
  • Students are only eligible for one subsidised training place
  • The Queensland Government Certificate 3 Guarantee student factsheet is available here
  • All enrolments in this program are subject to Adapt Education's student policies available in our student handbook.

Higher Level Skills Subsidy

FUNDING UPDATE for the 2016/17 financial year: The Higher Level Skills subsidy is now available for the Certificate IV in Education Support

 

To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills subsidy, a student must:

  • be a Queensland resident over the age of 15
  • be an Australian citizen or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency.
  • have finished secondary school or left school
  • not hold or be currently undertaking a certificate level IV or higher qualification. This does not include qualifications completed while at secondary school or abroad.

 

A student contribution fee is applicable to all students enrolling through this program. Concession card holders (health care card or pension concession card) and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander persons will have a discounted student contribution fee. Student contribution fees can be incorporated into an interest free payment plan. For details on course fees view our fee schedule

 

Some important points about the Higher Level Skills subsidy:

  • Students can only access the Higher Level Skills subsidy through approved providers such as Adapt Education.
  • Students must meet the eligibility criteria
  • Students should expect to contribute to the cost of their training through a student contribution fee.
  • Students are only eligible for one subsidised training place
  • The Queensland Government Higher Level Skills student factsheet is available here
  • All enrolments in this program are subject to Adapt Education's student policies available in our student handbook.
To enrol in one of our subsidised programs click here to Enrol now

 

Centrelink support

Many of the qualifications offered by Adapt Education are Centrelink approved and you may be eligible to receive ongoing study support benefits while you study from home. If you are on a single parent pension, a carers pension, disability pension, NewStart and several others, you may be eligible for the Education Supplement ($62 p/fortnight for full time study for the nominated duration of the course) and/or the Education Entry Payment ($208 one off payment). To find out if you're eligible for Centrelink payments check their webite or call 13 24 90 and ask about the above payments. For eligible participants to claim the education supplement, simply take a signed copy of your training plan (issued upon enrolment) into centrelink and attach it to the relevant centrelink form.

 

New apprentices and Trainees

Employers may be eligible to claim incentive payments of up to $4,000 for employing an Australian Apprentice or trainee at the Certificate III to Advanced Diploma level (subject to meeting the required eligibility criteria).

Employers of an Australian Apprentice may be eligible for financial assistance through:

  • Additional and Special incentives (Declared Drought area incentive, Rural and Regional Skills Shortage incentive, and Investing In Experience program)
  • Support for Adult Australian Apprentices
  • Assistance for Australian Apprentices with Disability
  • Support for employing an Australian School-based Apprentice
  • Securing Australian Apprenticeships

Trainees and Apprentices may be eligible for financial assistance through:

  • Support for Adult Australian Apprentices payment initiative
  • Living Away From Home Allowance
  • Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY

The information provided is a guide only. For full information on Government incentives contact an Australian apprenticeship centre (such as MEGT, Mission Australia or Busy at Work) or visit: www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au

 

Above are just some of the funded programs available. Each State and some industries have specific funded programs that you may be eligible for. Call us on 1300 380 335 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information on funded programs.

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