Funding

Pay As You Go Plan
Once you qualify we are happy to work with you on a plan that is tailor made to your situation. We are flexible and willing to negotiate payments on a monthly, quarterly or any other period that fits into your specifc needs. Our plans are interest free, and course fees very reasonable so just give us a call and fnd out how easy it is to finance your further education.
QLD Certificate 3 Guarantee Program
The Certificate 3 Guarantee is a key initiative under the Queensland Government’s fve year reform action plan for the vocational education and training sector – Great skills. Real opportunities.

For eligible participants, the Certifcate 3 Guarantee will deliver a minimum entitlement to a State Government subsidised Australian Qualifcations Framework (AQF) certifcate level III qualifcation.

The primary intent of the Certifcate 3 Guarantee is the delivery and completion of certifcate level III qualifcations which lead to employment or career progression.

The Certifcate 3 Guarantee complements the existing Queensland Government User Choice arrangements for apprenticeship and traineeship training. The amount of subsidy provided will depend on the demand for skilled workers in the area of study.

Eligible training participants can only access Certifcate 3 Guarantee through approved training providers (Prequalifed Suppliers) such as Diversity Skills Training. Students should expect to contribute to the cost of their training through a student contribution fee. Prospective students are only eligible for one subsidised training place for a certifcate level III qualifcation.
Eligibility:
To be eligible for the Certifcate 3 Guarantee, prospective students must:
  • not hold or be currently undertaking a certifcate level III or higher qualifcation. This does not include certifcate level III qualifcations completed while at secondary school
  • be 15 years of age or older
  • have finished secondary school or left school
  • be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident residing in Queensland or a New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland.
Courses offered under Certificate 3 Guarantee Program:
BSB30115 Certificate III in Business
BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
FSK10213 Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways
FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
Queensland Higher Level Skills Program
The Higher Level Skills program is a key initiative under the Queensland Government’s fve-year training reform action plan, ‘Great Skills, Real Opportunities’. The aim is to assist individuals to gain the higher-level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry, or to transition to university.
Eligibility:
  • Any Queensland resident aged 15 years or over, who is no longer at school,
  • Is an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants) OR a temporary resident with the necessary visa and on the pathway to permanent residency.
  • Must not have or be enrolled in a certifcate IV or higher-level qualifcation, not including qualifcations completed at school and foundations skills training.
Courses offered under Higher Level Skills Program:
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Queensland User Choice
The Queensland User Choice program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of nationally recognised, accredited training and assessment services for apprentices and trainees. The program works in conjunction with the Commonwealth Government managed Australian Apprenticeships System, under which apprentices and trainees enter into training contracts with their employers and receive structured training to achieve a nationally recognised qualification. The Queensland User Choice program enables apprentices, trainees and their employers to select a preferred registered training organisation (RTO) from a list of approved pre-qualified suppliers (such as Diversity Skills Training) for the delivery of accredited training to meet their specific needs. The User Choice 2010 – 2015 program aims to provide funding aligned to the skill needs of industry and respond to changing government priorities in a timely manner.
Eligibility:
Eligibility: To be eligible to receive a Government Contribution the Apprentice or Trainee must have entered into a Training Contract for a qualification that is funded by the Department (Queensland Government Department of Education, Training and Employment, be registered on DELTA (Department’s Direct Entry Level Training Administration database system) and select a training provider who holds Pre-qualified Supplier status for their nominated qualification. The Government Contribution for a User Choice funding contribution will be 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 Pre-qualified Supplier as their Supervised Registered Training Organization. Courses offered under the Queensland User Choice program:
Courses under User Choice funding (Queensland):
BSB30115 Certificate III in Business
BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
Jobs and Skills - WA
Jobs and Skills WA is about investing in training that equips people to take up jobs that are, or will be, in high demand in Western Australia. To do this, Jobs and Skills WA guarantees training will be subsidised in State priority courses for eligible students where a training place is available. By encouraging people to train in these vital areas, employers have access to the skilled workers they need today and in the future. Jobs and Skills WA also presents more opportunities for people to gain valuable skills and qualifications that secure jobs and build successful careers.
Eligibility:
Eligibility: You are eligible for a guaranteed training place if you have left school and you are: – an Australian citizen – a permanent visa holder – a holder of visa subclass 309, 310, 820, 826 or 851; or – a dependent of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457. Under Jobs and Skills WA: – There is no upper age limit. – There are no restrictions based on your previous level of awarded qualification; however you will need to meet any course entry requirements.
Courses offered under Jobs and Skills - WA:
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
Smart and Skilled NSW
Smart and Skilled NSW is a program of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system to help eligible students in NSW to access government funded training to study and enter a skilled workforce. It aims to support career advancements, as well as giving employers opportunities to expand the skills and capabilities of their workforce.
Eligibility:
To be eligible for a work based traineeship:
- Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident; and
- Work a minimum of 15 hours per week, and
- A New Worker (3 months full-time, 12 months part-time)


Traineeship Eligibility:
You are eligible for Smart and Skilled if you are:
– 15 years old or over
– no longer at school
– living or working in NSW
– an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen
Under Smart and Skilled NSW: – There is no upper age limit. – There are no restrictions based on your previous level of awarded qualification; however you will need to meet any course entry requirements.
Courses offered under Smart and Skilled - NSW funding:
ICT20115 Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
ICT30115 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
BSB30115 Certificate III in Business
BSB50215 Diploma of Business
The qualifications above are offered as traineeships in all regions across NSW