Certificate 3 Guarantee funding is available to support eligible participants to complete their first post-school Certificate III qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career.
As a Pre-Qualified Suppler ("PQS") of training programs funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training, we would like to notify you of the following information relevant to your enrolment.
What is the Certificate 3 Guarantee?
The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides eligible individuals with access to a subsidised training place in a certificate III level qualification with a pre-approved Registered Training Organisation ("RTO"). The government's aim is to assist working-age Queenslanders without a post-school certificate III or higher-level qualification to complete a nationally recognised certificate III qualification that leads to:
Are you eligible?
To be eligible to receive the Certificate 3 Guarantee students must:
Employment status does not matter. Recipients of the Certificate 3 Guarantee can be unemployed and seeking work, or be working on a full-time, part-time, be self-employed or work on a casual basis. Further information on the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program please visit https://training.qld.gov.au/training/incentives/certificate3.
Do I need to contribute to the cost of training?
Students undertaking training under this funding are required to contribute to the cost of their training through a co-contribution fee. The amount of $25.00 (concessional) and $60.00 (non-concessional) is payable on enrolment.
This fee may be paid on your behalf by an employer or another third party.
BSB30115 Certificate III in Business
BSB31115 Certificate III in Business Administration (Medical)
BSB30215 Certificate III in Customer Engagement
MSL30116 Certificate III in Laboratory Skills
SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality
Do I qualify for the concessional rate?
Concessional student status applies when:
Please note: if you are applying for concession rates, you will need to provid evidence of the above.
Unique Student Identifier (USI)
From 1 January 2015, participants undertaking nationally recognised training require a USI before they can achieve their training records and results. Once a USI is created participants will continue to use their USI for any future nationally recognised training they undertake.
Your USI links to an online account that contains all of your training records and results that you have completed after 1 January 2015.
If you would like to create your own USI prior to commencing training with Gold Training please visit www.usi.gov.au. Alternatively, with your permission (which can be provided when completing your enrolment form) Gold Training will create your USI number on your behalf.
Sounds great, what next?
If you feel you meet the eligibility criteria, or have any queries regarding the eligibility around this funding, please contact Gold Training administration on 07 5444 4998.
We will confirm with you whether we are running any courses for your selected qualification. Once this has been determined we will walk you through the enrolment process.
Evidence of eligibility
You will need to complete an enrolment form and provide supporting documents that support your eligibility. Evidence required:
If you are unable to provide any of the essential eligibility evidence above, you will need to complete a Statutory Declaration with a Justice of the Peace declaring your statement to be true and attach the original to your enrolment.
Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN)
A LLN assessment must be completed as part of the enrolment process and is to be submitted with all other required documentation. The Gold Training LLN assessment suitable for this qualication can be accessed by our website, and will be provided to you.
The Department of Education Queensland provides funding for one Certificate 3 Guarantee funded qualification per eligible participant. This means, if eligible, once you complete a certificate III funded qualification you will no longer be eligible for funding under this vocational education model. For further information, the Department of Education provides a student fact sheet available on their website, https://training.qld.gov.au/home.
Co-contribution fee payment
For further information on how to pay your co-contribution fee please speak with the Gold Training staff.
For our refund policy, please see the Gold Training student handbook available at https://goldtraining.edu.au/pdffile/GOLD Training Student Handbook V12.052016.pdf.