The Certificate 3 Guarantee gives eligible individuals the opportunity to complete a full certificate III qualification that leads to a job outcome or career advancement. To do this, the Queensland Government subsidizes the cost of training for eligible students and provides greater choice by allowing more training providers to deliver government subsidized training.
To be eligible to receive the Certificate 3 Guarantee, students must not already hold or be currently studying a certificate III or higher level qualification. This includes any equivalent certificate III or higher level training completed at university or through an apprenticeship or traineeship. It does not matter if you paid for this training or it was subsidized by the government.
Certificate III qualifications completed while at school and foundation skills courses are not counted and you will still be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee.
Students who hold a bachelor degree or higher level qualification awarded by a tertiary college or university in Australia are not eligible to access the Certificate 3 Guarantee as these qualifications form part of, and are nationally recognised within, the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Students who have deferred from university are still enrolled at university and are therefore ineligible under the Certificate 3 Guarantee.
Students who hold a Certificate level I to Advanced Diploma qualification issued prior to the introduction of the Australian Qualifications Framework in 1995 are eligible to access the Certificate 3 Guarantee.
Students are entitled to access government subsidised training for one completed Certificate III qualification.