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 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.
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 Higher Level Skills Program:
- FNS40217 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping
- FNS50217 Diploma of Accounting
Detailed information relating to each course is available on the Financial Services Courses page of this website. General student information including Group 314 policies and the Group 314 training process is available on the Student Information page of this website.
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 Higher Level Skills Program.
- 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 Higher Level Skills Program once a certificate IV level or higher qualification has been completed.
Citizenship and Residency
The Higher Skill Level Program is 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.
Prospective students are required to undertake a Pre-course Evaluation (foundation skills assessment) 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.
Prospective students must not have obtained or be enroled 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
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.
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 co-contribution 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.
The co-contribution fees payable for courses offered by Group 314 are:
All students are required to pay the applicable co-contribution fee. 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 concessional co-contribution 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 Group 314 Complaints and Appeals Policy V2 WS
Other Group 314 student information and policies are available at www.group314.com/student-information/