Queensland Government Fundings

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Whether you are unemployed, new to the work force or the career professional, New England College may have a funded pathway to assist you in upskilling and gaining the qualification you have always wanted or are now ready to pursue.

At the New England College, eligible students can access a range of subsidies or funding packages making your education aspirations a reality. These include:

 VET Investment Plan

The 2017-18 Annual VET Investment Plan details the Queensland Government's $768.9 million investment in vocational education and training (VET) in the 2017-18 financial year.

Under this plan, the government remains focused on investing in skills that align with real job opportunities both now and into the future, boosting the skills of our existing workforce and creating more opportunities for those needing additional skills to compete for employment.

The 2017-18 Annual VET Investment Plan fact sheet provides an overview of the plan, including funding arrangements, investment programs and key changes.

Key changes in 2017-18:

  • Supporting the introduction of the Queensland VET Quality Framework, the Plan provides for tighter entry requirements for registered training organisations, increased monitoring of those approved as PQS and ongoing improvement of program design to address areas of non compliance.   Building on the important and effective measures introduced in 2016-17, the department will further tighten PQS application requirements to raise the bar on quality through more robust assessment of financial viability and compliance history in 2017-18

The plan outlines VET investment through the following key programs and strategic interventions:

  • Certificate 3 Guarantee
  • Fee-free for Year 12 graduates
  • Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS)
  • User Choice (apprenticeships and traineeships)
  • Higher Level Skills

 

 

 

Certificate 3 Guarantee

The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports the Queensland Government's Working Queensland jobs plan. The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides a government subsidy towards the training cost for eligible individuals undertaking their first post-school certificate III qualification.

It also supports school students to access training and Queensland's Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing fee-free training in high priority qualifications.

Students undertaking certificate III training and non-concessional students undertaking lower level training, will be required to contribute to the costs of their training through a co-contribution fee.

The fee may be paid on behalf of the student by the employer or a third party, but cannot be paid or waived by New England College

As you can only access the Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidy once, it is important you choose the right course for you to take full advantage of this opportunity.

Students will be required to complete a Training and Employment survey within three months of completing or discontinuing the course.

 

You may be eligible if you:

  • Permanently reside in Queensland
  • Are aged 15 years or above and no longer at school (with the exception of VET in Schools (VETiS) students
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and on the pathway to permanent residency,
  • must not have or be enrolled in a certificate III level or higher qualification (not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training)

The following funded qualifications are offered by New England College

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

BSB30115 Certificate III Business

BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration

SIT30616 - Certificate III in Hospitality

 

Download the Certificate 3 Guarantee Student Fact Sheet .

More information about the Certificate 3 Guarantee is available HERE.

Certificate 3 Guarantee  and Higher Level Skills payment and refund policy is available HERE

 

Fee free for year 12 graduates

Year 12 graduates can access fee-free training in high priority areas. If they commence training with an approved training provider such as New England College within a year of leaving school.

Our courses included in this opportunity include:

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

BSB30115 Certificate III Business

BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration

SIT30616 - Certificate III in Hospitality
You may be eligible if you:

  • Have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent certification
  • Enrol and start training with an approved training provider by the end of the calendar year following your completion of Year 12
  • Be a Queensland resident

For more information visit the Fee Free Training for Year 12 graduates webpage.

Download the Year 12 Graduates fee-free training Student Fact Sheet

More information about Fee-free training for Year 12 graduates is available HERE.

Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS)

Vocational education and training (VET) courses are available to students while they are still at school. This is often referred to as VETiS.

VET is learning which is directly related to work. Nationally recognized qualifications are developed by industry to give people the knowledge and skills they need to work in a particular job.

You can undertake VET at school:

  • as part of your school studies - delivered and resourced by a school registered training organisation
  • by enrolling in a qualification with an external registered training organisation - funded either by the Department of Education and Training's VET investment budget or through fee-for-service arrangements i.e. where the student or parent pays for the qualification.
  • as a school-based apprentice or trainee.

Talk to your guidance officer, career counsellor, vocational education coordinator or head of senior schooling about the qualification that is right for you from the range of programs available at your school.

Download the VETiS Student Fact Sheet  HERE

For more information, visit the VETiS webpage.

 Cert II in Automotive Vocational Preparation

User Choice

The User Choice 2017-20 program provides a public funding contribution towards the

cost of training and assessment services for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.

The program aims to provide funding aligned to the skills needs of industry and respond to changing government priorities.

The program provides the flexibility for apprentices, trainees and their employers to select a preferred registered training organisation (RTO) from a list of pre-qualified suppliers for the delivery of nationally recognised, accredited training to meet their specific needs. The program works in conjunction with the Commonwealth Australian Apprenticeships System, under which apprentices and trainees (also known in some jurisdictions as "Australian Apprentices") enter into legally binding training contracts with their employers and receive structured training to achieve a nationally recognised qualification

It is important to note, not all apprenticeships and traineeships attract government funding. The funding priority will determine the level of public funds contributed to training regardless of whether the qualification is an apprenticeship or traineeship.

For more information visit the User Choice webpage.

Refer to New England College User choice Fees, chargers and refund policy HERE

 

 

Higher Level Skills

The Higher Level Skills program provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to access one subsidised training place in selected certificate IV 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 or to transition to university. Employers may also be able to access training to address workforce development needs.

You may be eligible if you:

  • Permanently reside in Queensland
  • Are aged 15 years or above and no longer at school
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency,
  • must not have or be enrolled in a certificate IV level or higher qualification (not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training)

Please note: For some qualifications government subsidised places are limited to people who are already employed in the relevant industry.

The following funded qualifications are offered by New England college

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC50113 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

BSB42615 - Certificate IV in New Small Business Management

SIT40516 - Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

SIT50416 - Diploma of Hospitality Management

 

Download the Higher Level Skills Student Fact Sheet

More information about Higher Level Skills is available HERE.

New England College Certificate 3 Guarantee and Higher Level Skills payment and refund policy is available HERE