The Higher Level Skills program provides eligible individuals with access to one subsidised training place in selected certificate IV level and above qualifications or priority skill sets. The aim is to assist individuals to gain the higher-level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in priority industries. Employers may also be able to access training to address workforce development needs.

What can I study?

Subsidies are provided for a select number of certificate IV, diploma and advanced diploma qualifications, and priority skill sets critical to productivity within the workplace. 
Qualification Concession Co-Contribution Student Fee Non-Concession Co-Contribution Student Fee
Diploma of Information Technology Networking $900 $1,250
Diploma of Database Design and Development $900 $1,250
Diploma of Software Development $900 $1,250

Am I eligible?

In order to access this funding you will need to meet all of the requirements below:
  1. An Australian or NZ citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency
  2. Aged 15 years or older
  3. Live or work in Queensland
  4. Have left school and have no previous qualifications at Certificate IV or higher (not including qualifications completed at school and foundations skills training)

Concessional student status

In order to gain concessional student status, any of the following must apply:

  • The student holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card and is named on the card
  • The student provides the PQS with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the student, their partner or the person of whom the student is a dependant is entitled to concessions under a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card
  • The student is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • The student is a school student and is enrolled in a VETiS program (may include young people in detention)
  • The student has a disability
  • The student is an adult prisoner
The Higher Level Skills 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.