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Fee-free Training For Year 12 Graduates

Fee-Free Training For Year 12 Graduates

Eligible Year 12 graduates can access fee-free apprenticeships, traineeships and training in high priority areas within the calendar year after graduating.

What is Fee-Free Training for Year 12 Graduates?

Fee-free training means eligible Year 12 graduates are exempt from paying student contribution fees under the Certificate 3 Guarantee and User Choice programs. The Year 12 fee-free arrangements were introduced from 1 January 2014.

Who can access the fee-free training?

Fee-free training is available to Year 12 graduates who enrol in a high priority qualification within 12 months of leaving school. Students must have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent certification.

What courses can I study with ACCCO fee-free?

Certificate 3 Guarantee Program

User Choice Traineeships & Apprenticeships Funding

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to access fee-free training, individuals must:

  • have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent certification
  • enrol and start an apprenticeship, traineeship or training, with an approved training provider in a high priority qualification under the program, by the end of the calendar year following completion of Year 12
  • permanently reside in Queensland.

For further information please refer to the Department of Education and Training website:
Fee Free Frequently Asked Questions

How to Apply

Once you have made the decision to apply for a qualification you will need to download the appropriate enrolment form and complete a Literacy, Numeracy and Language Indicator (LLN).

Certificate II & III Enrolment pack
Trainee/Apprentice Sign Up Request Form

Please submit your application to Alternatively you can post or visit us.

You will need to attach the following documents with your application:

  • Colour copy of Passport or Driver’s Licence. (Proof of ID+ residency) 
    - QLD Drivers Licence front and back.- If passportprovided please provide a copy of a bank statement or utility bill issued within the last 6 months showing your current residential address.
  • Colour copy of either: current green Medicare care; Birth Certificate; current Australian passport; current New Zealand passport; or Australian citizenship certificate. (Proof of citizenship)
  • Colour copy of Certificates and Statement Results for any previously attained or partially completed    qualifications completed in or recognised in Australia.
  • Colour copy of any concession cards if held.

Before you submit your application it is important that you provide all the above required documents. Without these we are unable to process your application.

For more information please refer to our Enrolment Fact Sheet and Fee-Free Year 12 Graduates Flyer

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