GOVERNMENT FUNDING

Queensland Government Subsidised Training

The Queensland Government Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (the Department) is subsidising training to provide eligible Queenslanders with the skills they need to gain meaningful and sustainable employment.

Programs funded by the Department include:

  • The Certificate 3 Guarantee Program.
  • The Higher Level Skills Program.

The Certificate 3 Guarantee Program

The Certificate 3 Guarantee Program supports eligible individuals 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.

Read the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program Policy and Certificate 3 Guarantee Student Fact Sheet for more information.

The Higher Level Skills Program

The Higher Level Skills Program aims to assist eligible individuals to gain the higher level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry, or to transition to university.

Read the Higher Level Skills Program Policy and Higher Level Skills Student Fact Sheet for more information.

Training Provider

Group 314 is a Pre-Qualified Supplier (PQS) of training for the Queensland Government. The list of registered training organisations (RTOs) approved to deliver each subsidised qualification is published on the Queensland Skills Gateway.

Group 314 is approved to deliver the following courses under the Certificate 3 Guarantee and Higher Level Skills Programs:

Certificate 3 Guarantee Program

Higher Level Skills Program

Detailed information relating to each course, individual units within each course, and general student information is available on the ‘Courses’ page of this website. The information includes a course overview and a more detailed information sheet, which is downloadable as a pdf document. Click on the course titles above to access this information.

Training Terms and Conditions

Queensland Government subsidised training Terms and Conditions are compulsory and must be complied with by all eligible students. These include:

  • Students are required to pay a co-contribution fee for for each qualification delivered under the Certificate 3 Guarantee and Higher Level Skills Programs.
  • Students are required to complete a Student Training and Employment Survey within three months of completing or discontinuing a subsidised qualification. The survey will be issued following completion of training or discontinuation of a course.
  • Students will no longer be eligible for a government subsidised training place under the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program once a certificate III level qualification has been completed.
  • Students will no longer be eligible for a government subsidised training place under the Higher Level Skills Program once a certificate IV level or higher qualification has been completed.

Eligibility

General

Citizenship and Residency

The Certificate 3 Guarantee and Higher Skill Level Programs are open to any Queensland resident aged 15 years or over who is no longer at school and is an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or an Australian temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits and a pathway to permanent residency.

Foundation Skills

Prospective students are required to undertake a Foundation Skills assessment prior to enrolment to assess existing knowledge and skills, including language, literacy and numeracy, to determine suitability for study. This assessment will be completed via telephone by Group 314.

Certificate 3 Guarantee Program

Prospective students must not have obtained, or be enrolled in, a certificate III level or higher qualification, not including qualifications completed at school or foundations skills training.

Higher Level Skills Program

Prospective students must not have obtained or be enrolled in a certificate IV or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school or foundations skills training.

Further information about eligibility is available on the Department’s website.

Funding and Fees

Subsidies

The subsidy is the amount the Queensland Government will contribute for a particular qualification and represents significant savings for the student. A higher subsidy will be paid to support participation by disadvantaged learners (concessional students). Subsidies are paid directly to the training provider.

Co-Contribution Fees

Given the benefits that training provides to individuals, students undertaking subsidised training are required to contribute to the costs of their training through a co-contribution fee.

The fee may be paid on a student’s behalf by an employer or another third party, but cannot be paid or waived by the training provider or any organisation related to the training provider unless approved by the Department of Education and Training.

The co-contribution fees payable for courses offered by Group 314 are:

All students are required to pay the applicable co-contribution fees. A maximum of $1,500 is payable upon enrolment. Any balance outstanding is payable once 50 percent of the course activities are completed. Invoices will be released by Group 314 as required.

If claiming the concession fee you must be able to provide evidence of your concessional status.

Further information about funding and co-contribution fees is available on the Department’s website.

Group 314 Policies

Important Group 314 Policies that must be read prior to commencing the application process are available at:

Refund Policy  Group 314 Refund Policy V2 WS

Educational and Support Services Policy Group 314 Educational and Support Services Policy V2 WS

Complaints and Appeals Policy  Group 314 Complaints and Appeals Policy V2 WS

Privacy Policy (Queensland Government Subsidised Training) 

Other Group 314 student information and policies are available at www.group314.com/student-information/

Training Information

Use the link below to open and save a pdf copy of the training information on this page.

Application Form

Use the link below to open and save a pdf copy of the Application Form.