The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides Queenslanders with access to government subsidised training places, up to and including their first certificate III level qualification in priority training areas. To help students who may need to develop skills before undertaking a Certificate III course, the Certificate 3 Guarantee will also cover foundation skills including language, literacy and numeracy as well as certificate I and II qualifications that lead to the Certificate III. 

Certificate 3 Guarantee Student Fact Sheet

What can I study?

The following Upskilled qualifications are available through the Certificate 3 Guarantee:

Course Concession Co-Contribution Student Fee Non-concession Co-Contribution Student Fee
Certificate III in Business $900 $1,250
Certificate III in Business Administration $900 $1,250
Certificate III in Customer Engagement $900 $1,250
Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology $500 $750

Why get a Certificate III Qualification?

A certificate III is the first level of post-school qualification shown to have a significant impact on a person's employment and earnings. It is also the level of qualification usually required to get a job in industries like aged care, child care, hospitality and small business.

Not ready for a Cert III yet? Not to worry

To help students who may need to develop skills before undertaking a certificate III course, the Certificate 3 Guarantee will also cover foundation skills including language, literacy and numeracy as well as certificate I and II qualifications that lead to the certificate III.

Am I Eligibile?

To be eligible participants must:

  • have either finished or left secondary school
     be 15 years of age or older
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland.
  • not hold or be currently undertaking a certificate III or higher level qualification (not including qualifications undertaken while still at secondary school)

Employment status is NOT a factor and nor is there any minimum education requirement, only the standard entry requirements for the course of study.

NB: Eligible individuals must understand that the entitlement under the Certificate 3 Guarantee is for one Government subsidised training place in a funded certificate III 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.

Further Information

For more information call 1300 009 924 or complete this enquiry form

The Certificate 3 Guarantee Program is a Queensland Government training initiative, funded by the Queensland Government. Qualifications are delivered by Nationally Registered Training Organisation, Upskilled Pty Ltd, RTO 40374.