Certificate 3 Guarantee

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

The program also supports school students to access training and Queensland’s Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing free training in high priority qualifications.

The Certificate 3 Guarantee is targeted at certificate III qualifications because they are considered the entry-level qualification most often needed to gain employment in many industry sectors.

Foundation skills and lower-level vocational qualifications may also be delivered in certain circumstances.

For more information, including other student cohorts who can access training, refer to the Certificate 3 Guarantee program policy below.

The full list of subsidised qualifications includes:
AHC20116 - Certificate II in Agriculture
AHC30116 - Certificate III in Agriculture
TLI21216 - Certificate II in Driving Operations
TLI31216- Certificate III in Driving Operations

You must:

  • be a Queensland resident (proof of Qld Drivers Licence or ID card - front and back)
  • be aged 15 years or over, and no longer at school (with the exception of VET in Schools students)
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency (proof of Green Medicare Card)
  • not hold, or be enrolled in, a certificate III level or higher qualification (not including qualifications completed at school and foundations skills training).

Additional opportunities may be available in exceptional circumstances where an individual does not meet the eligibility criteria for the program but circumstances indicate the objectives of the program will be met through a confirmed employment benefit. Additional opportunities will be considered on a case-by-case basis, upon request by a prospective student. To learn more, prospective students can contact the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training on 1300 369 935

Given the benefits that accrue to individuals from training, students undertaking certificate III level training and non-concessional students undertaking lower-level vocational training, will be required to contribute to the costs of their training through a co-contribution fee.

The co-contribution fee is determined by Martyr Training Services at the time of enrolment.

This fee is influenced by the elective units that are chosen through communications with the Funded Programs Manager.

This fee may be paid on behalf of the student by the employer or another third party, but cannot be paid or waived by the RTO, or any organisation related to the RTO.

User Choice

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

The program recognises that employment-based training aligned to skills shortages is a critical priority for the Queensland Government. It aims to provide funding aligned to the skills needs of industry and respond to changing government priorities.

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.

The Queensland Training Information Services (QTIS) website provides comprehensive information on all apprenticeships and traineeships that are approved in Queensland, including the priority level and government contribution.

The full list of subsidised qualifications includes:

Traineeships:

AHC20116 - Certificate II in Agriculture
AHC30116 - Certificate III in Agriculture
BSB30115 - Certificate III in Business
TLI21216 - Certificate II in Driving Operations
TLI31216 - Certificate III in Driving Operations
RII30115 - Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations
TLI31616 - Certificate III in Warehousing Operations

Apprenticeship

RII30815 - Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

You must:

  • be a Queensland resident (proof of Qld Drivers Licence or ID card - front and back)
  • be aged 15 years or over, and no longer at school (with the exception of VET in Schools students)
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency (proof of Green Medicare Card)
  • not hold, or be enrolled in, another apprenticeship or traineeship of equal or higher priority level

Student contribution fees are the non-government financial contribution paid to Martyr Training Services. Student contribution fees under the User Choice program are set at $1.60 per nominal hour for each module (to be calculated at the commencement of the unit). This fee may be paid on behalf of the student by their employer or third party unrelated to Martyr Training Services. It cannot be paid or waived by Martyr Training Services.

Student contribution fees are the non-government financial contribution paid to Martyr Training Services.

Site visits are conducted at least once every three months of traineeship at a date agreed to by all parties. Accommodation and meals must be provided while the Trainer and Assessor is at each site visit. Travel to and from each trainee location will incur a flat day rate of $400.00 per day or $200 per half day of travel.

The PQS may apply full exemption from the student contribution fee where the participant falls into one or more of the following exemption categories.

  • Where payment of the student contribution fee would cause extreme financial hardship, then Martyr Training Services may waive these fees. The fee waiver process should be in place at the time of the participant’s enrolment. Martyr Training Services has a reasonable internal process to manage an appeal about the outcome of an application under financial hardship.

Acceptable evidence is as stated on the Training Contract and AVETMISS VET Enrolment Form.

Martyr Training Services must charge 40% of the student contribution fee where the participant:

  • Was or will be under 17 years of age at the end of February in the year in which Martyr Training Services provides training, and the participant is not at school and has not completed year 12,
  • Holds a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card issued under Commonwealth law or is the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, and is named on the card,
  • Issues Martyr Training Services with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the participant, his or her partner or the person of whom the participant is a dependant, is entitled to concessions under a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, or
  • Is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.

Martyr Training Services must apply for full exemption from the student contribution fee where the participant falls into one or more of the following exemption categories:

  • Where credit transfer/national recognition has been applied to a unit of competency/module
  • The participant is a school-based apprentice or trainee.
  • The participant is undertaking a qualification as part of the Skilling Queenslanders for Work –Work Skills Traineeship program