Certificate 3 Guarantee

The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first Certificate III qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career.

SERO Institute is an approved pre-qualified supplier (PQS) delivering a range of qualifications funded by Queensland Government under Queensland Department of Education and Trainings VET Investment Plan

To be eligible to enrol in the Certificate 3 Guarantee, prospective students must:

  • be aged 15 years or older
  • be no longer at school (with exception of students in years 10, 11 and 12 undertaking VET in School (VETiS) program – see the VETiS fact sheet for more information)
  • permanently reside in Queensland
  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen
  • not hold or be enrolled in, a certificate III or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.

Employment status does not matter – a participant can be unemployed and seeking work, or working on a full-time, part-time or on a casual basis.

Fact Sheet Links

Certificate 3 Guarantee Student Fact Sheet

Certificate 3 Guarantee Support for Disadvantaged Learners Fact Sheet

VETis Fact Sheet

Approved Programs

FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways

SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality

BSB30115 Certificate III in Business

BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration

SIT30716 Certificate III in Hospitality

CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services

Higher Level Skills

The Higher Level Skills program provides eligible individuals with access to a subsidised training place in selected Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) certificate IV and above qualifications. Or priority skill sets.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the funding you must be:

  • be aged 15 years or older
  • be no longer at school (with the exception of school students in Years 10, 11 and 12 undertaking a VET in School (VETiS) program — see the VETiS fact sheet for more information)
  • permanently reside in Queensland
  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen
  • not hold, and not be enrolled in, a certificate IV or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.

In addition to the standard eligibility requirements, specific restrictions and/or exemptions may apply to participation in certain subsidised qualifications. Any additional eligibility requirements will

be based on industry advice or requirements under the relevant national training package and will be detailed in the Queensland Training Subsidies List.

Fact Sheets

Higher Level Skills Program Fact Sheet

VETis Fact Sheet

Approved Programs

SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management

What is the User Choice Program?

The User Choice 2017-20​ program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.

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 (PQS) for the delivery of accredited training to meet their specific needs.

How do I participate?

Choose a qualification that interests you and become an apprentice or trainee.

Which apprenticeships and traineeships are funded under User Choice?

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.

Am I eligible for a funded place in the User Choice Program?

To be eligible for a government contribution towards the costs of training, an apprentice or trainee must have entered into a training contract for a qualification that is funded by the department and be registered in the department’s registration system DELTA. The contract commencement date or recommencement date must be on or after 1 July 2010, and the training provider selected to deliver the training must hold a pre-qualified supplier (PQS) status for the nominated qualification.

The government contribution for a User Choice funding contribution is detailed in the apprentice or trainee’s letter of registration from the department, and is subject to student eligibility and their selection of an eligible PQS as their SRTO. Students may earn points towards their QCE (Queensland Certificate of Education).

The benefits to the student include building confidence in the workplace, building skills and knowledge specific to their industry and allowing students to earn an income while they learn a trade.

Preferred apprenticeship center www.busyatwork.com.au

Benefits for the employer

Under the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program, employers offering skills-based training to employees may be eligible to receive funding from the Australian Government (eligibility criteria applies) to cover nationally recognised training costs.

We work closely with employers to provide opportunities for skills-based training. SERO has a successful school-based program working with small to medium businesses to provide one on one training for young school based apprentices and trainees, allowing students the opportunity to learn a trade while still at school.

For more information please see https://training.qld.gov.au/apprenticeshipsinfo/apprentices/become
https://training.qld.gov.au/apprentices

Approved Programs

BSB20115 Certificate II in Business

BSB30115 Certificate III in Business

BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration

CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services

FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways

SIT20316 Certificate II in Hospitality

SIT30713 Certificate III in Hospitality

SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

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