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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 the full cost of the course fees are covered. 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?


The following qualifications are funded under the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program


The following qualifications are funded under the 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

1. Choose Your Course

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

Check you meet:

  • Minimum Age Requirement
  • English Language & Academic Requirements
  • Appropriate Visa Requirements

2. Prepare Your Application

Complete the Enrolment Form, LLN indicator and prepare details of:

  • Colour copy of Passport or Driver’s Licence. (Proof of ID+ residency)                                                                        - If passport provided 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 card; 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.

3. Submit Your Application

Submit your Enrolment Form and Supporting Documents to enrolments@accco.com.au. Alternatively you can post or visit us.

4. Process of Your Application

Your enrolment will be assessed on the information you have provided. Upon receiving all paperwork and supporting evidence a formal assessment of your eligibility for government funding and suitability for the qualification is conducted. You will be notified by an enrolments officer on the status of this application once your eligibility has been assessed.

Please note that we are unable to finalise your enrolment until all required information and supporting evidence has been provided. 

5. Letter of Offer

ACCCO assesses the enrolment application. When deemed a successful enrolment application, the student will be issued a Letter of Offer to study with ACCCO. Student reads and accepts the conditions outlined in the Letter of Offer. Student fees are finalised – payment established.

6. Confirm Your Enrolment

If your enrolment application is accepted, you will receive a welcome email with a Confirmation of Enrolment attached, confirming acceptance into the qualification. It is important to check your junk or spam folder as this email can end up here sometimes. If not received, please contact our enrolments team on 1300 139 406 during business hours. Your Trainer Assessor will contact you to undertake an induction and commence the learning program.

Please note that while ACCCO makes every opportunity to support each student throught the duration of study to achieve their qualification, successful completion of the qualification and employment outcomes are the responsibility of the student.

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.

Any Questions?

For assistance with your enrolment, our Enrolments Team are more than happy to help you with any questions you may have. Contact us now and we'll get you started... 

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