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QLD VET Investment Programs

The VET Investment provides Queenslanders with access to government subsidised training. With one of Careers Australia’s Certificate III and Higher Level Skills courses you can kickstart your new career or continue your educational journey towards university.

What does this mean for me?


The Certificate 3 Guarantee gives eligible Queenslanders access to a government subsidised training place, up to and including their first post-school certificate level III qualification in priority training areas. The Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidy for a course is paid to the training provider to reduce the cost of the certificate III course to the student.


The Higher Level Skills program provides eligible individuals with access to a subsidised training place in selected certificate IV level and above qualifications/priority skill sets. The Higher Level Skills program is aimed towards students who require higher level skills that will help to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry or transition to university to continue their studies.

How do I know if I'm eligible?


  • be 15 years of age or older
  • have finished secondary school or left school
  • Queensland resident – an Australian Citizen or permanent resident living in Queensland, or a New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland.

In addition for Certificate 3 Guarantee a student must not hold or be already undertaking a certificate III or higher level qualification (certificate III qualifications completed at school are not counted). And for the Higher Level Skills Program not hold, and not be enrolled in, a certificate IV or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.

Note: Eligible individuals must understand that the entitlement under the Certificate 3 Guarantee and the Higher Level Skills Program is for one Government subsidised training place in a funded certificate III or HLS qualification. It is very important that you take the time to consider and compare your training options and costs, before signing an enrolment form or committing to a course of study which will use up your entitlement.