Government Funding

There are numerous government incentives and subsidies that are available

Certificate 3 Guarantee eligibility checklist

Certificate III Courses

  • I live in QLD
  • I am over the age of 15 and no longer at school
  • I am an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizen
  • I am not currently enrolled in a Certificate III or higher qualification
  • I do not hold a Certificate III or higher qualification (does not include qualifications completed while at school or abroad)

If you  answered YES to all of the above you may qualify for the Certificate 3 Guarantee funding. Available for:

  • CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support
  • BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration.

Certificate IV Courses

  • I live in QLD
  • I am over the age of 15 and no longer at school
  • I am an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizen
  • I am not currently enrolled in a Certificate IV or higher qualification
  • I do not hold a Certificate IV or higher qualification (does not include qualifications completed while at school or abroad)

If you  answered YES to all of the above you may qualify for the Higher Level Skills funding. Available for:

  • CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support.

Year 12 Graduates

  • I have graduated Year 12 within the last 12 months
  • I live in QLD
  • I am an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizen
  • I am not currently enrolled in a Certificate III or higher qualification
  • I do not hold a Certificate III or higher qualification (does not include qualifications completed while at school or abroad)

If you  answered YES to all of the above you may qualify for the Year 12 Fee Free funding. Available for:

  • CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support

To confirm your eligibility for funding call us on 1300 380 335

Click on our fee schedule to view the fees for your course.

GOVERNMENT FUNDING FURTHER DETAILS

Adapt Education is funded by the QLD Government to deliver the following:

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

The course is heavily subsidised, however a small student contribution fee is applicable. 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 table 2 on our fee schedule

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.

Some important points about the Certificate 3 Guarantee:

  • Students are only eligible for one subsidised training place
  • The Queensland Government Certificate 3 Guarantee student factsheet is available here

The Certificate III in Education Support can be fully funded for people who have recently completed year 12. To be eligible to access fee-free training, individuals must:

  • Have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent certification
  • Commence by the end of the calendar year following completion of Year 12
  • Permanently reside in Queensland

For more information about this funding program read the QLD Government Fact Sheet.

Our Certificate IV in Education Support is funded by the QLD Government under the Higher Level Skills subsidy. To be eligible you 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.

Course fees under this program are heavily subsidised however a small student contribution fee is applicable. Student contribution fees can be incorporated into an interest free payment plan. For details on course fees view table 3 on our fee schedule.

Some important points about the Higher Level Skills subsidy:

  • Students are only eligible for one subsidised training place
  • The Queensland Government Higher Level Skills student factsheet is available here

Adapt Education provides the following qualifications to School Based students:

  • Certificate I in Construction – available fee free through VETiS funding for eligible QLD school students
  • Certificate II in Sport and Recreation – available fee free through VETiS funding for eligible QLD school students
  • Certificate III in Business Administration – available fee free as a school based traineeship (SAT) or Fee For Service
  • Certificate III in Education Support – Fee For Service

VETiS Funding

  • VETiS qualifications can be undertaken in years 10, 11 and 12, and can count towards the Queensland Certificate of Education and ATAR rankings.
  • Students can access one funded qualification while at school.
  • Accessing VETiS funding will not affect a student’s eligibility for future funded programs once they leave school.
  • The cost of VETiS funded qualifications are fee free for students. Students who have already accessed VETiS funding will be advised of any applicable fees prior to enrolling.
  • Delivery modes and timeframes are negotiable and can align with SAS or other school programs.

SBAT

  • Combine paid work, training and school
  • As well as an industry recognised national qualification you will gain credit towards your Queensland Certificate of Education.
  • A Certificate III qualification will ensure an ATAR ranking of 68 (equivalent to OP 15); A Certificate IV will ensure a minimum ATAR rank of 74 (equivalent to OP 12)
  • To qualify you must be employed in an apprenticeship/traineeship role and be signed into a training contract for a qualification funded by the QLD government.

Schools or students seeking further information should contact info@adapteducation.com.au

Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost

The Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost provides eligible jobseekers with funding for training to help secure local jobs. Training may include ‘second chance’ training for jobseekers or workers who already have a Certificate 3 (or higher) level qualification but need new or updated skills to gain, change or retain employment. Contact us for information on how to apply for this program. Adapt Education can offer the following qualifications under this program:

Contact us for more information or visit the QLD Governments Back to Work webpage.

Employer Support

Support payments are available to eligible employers who hire eligible jobseekers.

  • Up to $15,000 for employers who hire an eligible unemployed jobseeker
  • Up to $20,000 for employers who hire an eligible young unemployed jobseeker, aged between 15 – 24 years.
  • Up to $20,000 for employers who hire an eligible unemployed Mature Aged Workers

Contact us for more information or visit the QLD Governments Back to Work webpage.

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.

Adapt Education is approved by the QLD Government to deliver User Choice funded training for the following Apprenticeship and Traineeship qualifications:

  • Certificate III in Business Administration
  • Certificate III in Carpentry

About Apprenticeships and Traineeships:

  • Apprenticeships and Traineeships combine paid work with structured training.
  • You may be a full-time or part-time employee, a new or existing employee.
  • Apprenticeships and traineeships require employers to enter into a training contract with the apprentice or trainee, which is a legally binding agreement to work and train together for a length of time.
  • To be eligible to receive government contributions, the apprentice or trainee must have entered into a qualification that is funded and select a training provider that holds Pre Qualified Supplier (PQS) status.
  • Apprentices or Trainees will pay a set contribution fee towards their training. This rate is set at $1.60 per nominal hour. The employer may choose to pay these on the participant’s behalf. Concessional rates and some exemptions may apply. Under the Queensland Government’s Free apprenticeships for under 21s initiative, young apprentices and trainees under the age of 21 who select the Certificate III in Carpentry (a priority qualification) will not pay the contribution fee.
  • Employers and the Trainee/Apprentice may be eligible for other incentives (see below)

Employers may be eligible for financial assistance through:

  • Australian Apprenticeships Incentive Program – which provides standard incentives of $4,000 over the life of an apprenticeship to eligible employers for employing a full-time apprentice or trainee (Australia wide)
  • Additional Identified Skills Shortage Payment – available to eligible apprentices and their employers in occupations experiencing national skills shortage. An additional $4,000 will be paid to employers over the life of the apprenticeship. The Certificate III in Carpentry is included on the National skills shortage list and will attract this incentive (Australia wide).
  • Support for Adult Australian Apprentices – a payment of $4,000 to an employer who commences an apprentice aged 21 or older. Payment made once the apprentice has successfully completed 12 months of training (Australia wide).
  • Assistance for Australian Apprentices with disability – A range of assistance is available to support Australian Apprentices with disability, including the Disabled Australian Apprentice Wage Support (DAAWS) which is paid to employers (Australia wide).
  • Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy (rural and regional employers) – available to employers who have not previously engaged apprentices or employers who have siengaged from the apprenticeship system. Subsidy includes 75 per cent of the first year award wage; 50 per cent of the second year award wage; 25 per cent of the third year award wage (Australia wide).
  • WorkCover Queensland will offer employers a discount on their premium if they employ an apprentice. The discount will be applied by removing the apprentice wages from the employer’s premium calculation. Does not apply to employment of trainees.

Apprentices and Trainees may be eligible for financial assistance through:

  • Trade Support Loans to the value of $20,000
  • Support for Adult Australian Apprentices payment initiative
  • Living Away From Home Allowance
  • Youth Allowance or Abstudy

The information provided is a guide only. For full information on Government incentives contact an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (such as MRAEL) 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 info@adapteducation.com.au for more information on funded programs.

Go to the Australian Government website for further details about a range of employer incentives.

Go to the QLD Government website for further details about User Choice apprenticeships and Free Apprenticeships for Under 21s.

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 info@adapteducation.com.au for more information on funded programs.

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Government Funding

Government Funding

Our courses are approved for numerous government subsidised programs. Not sure if you qualify? Call us on 1300 380 335 and we can assess your eligibility over the phone.

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Student Support

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STUDY MODES

Online: Study from home or anywhere in the world! Access to interactive learning materials, video tutorials and online support groups are just a part of Adapt’s holistic on-line training.

Correspondence: receive a portfolio including workbooks, study resources and assessments at the commencement of the course. Correspondence training enables you to study anywhere without having to be connected to the internet all the time.

Blended: benefit from a combination of face-to-face sessions, online and/or correspondence learning modes. Great for those who are nervous about getting back into study.

Onsite: available to corporate groups and schools by negotiation.

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