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JobTrainer Fund                

What is the JobTrainer Fund?

JobTrainer is a jointly funded initiative of the Australian and state and territory governments.

The Australian and Queensland Governments are investing $200 million to deliver additional training places in short courses, certificate and diploma qualifications to Queensland job seekers, school leavers and young people.

Fee-free training is available for a range of short courses and certificates with low-fee training of no more than $400 available for higher level qualifications.

These training places are providing skills needed to find work, re-enter the labour market or explore new work opportunities as Queensland’s economy recovers from the impacts of COVID-19.

For further information please refer to the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training website here.

What training is available under the JobTrainer Fund with ACCCO?

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to enrol in a training place funded under the JobTrainer Fund, prospective students must:

  • permanently reside in Queensland; and
  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen; and
  • have finished school or no longer be at school (including home schooled); and
  • not already be enrolled in training (includes VET and higher education courses); and
  • not have previously completed a qualification funded under the JobTrainer Fund; and
  • either be a job seeker or a school leaver or young person.

What is the definition of a jobseeker?

A jobseeker means an individual aged 15 years or older who is:

  • out of work; or
  • in receipt of income support payments.

What is the definition of a school leaver or young person?

A school leaver or young person means an individual who is aged 17 to 24 years, regardless of employment status.

Where do I go for more information?

The queensland government has provided this factsheet for students.

The queensland government website also has lots of information for students and is accessible here.

Cost to the Participant

ACCCO's Certificate III qualification will be fully funded by the Queensland Government, with eligible students required to pay no fee.

ACCCO's Diploma qualifications are funded at higher concessional subsidies and will require eligible students to pay a low fee towards the cost of their qualification. This is the JobTrainer co-contribution fee.

Qualification Name
Number of Units
Nominal Hours
Co-Contribution Fee

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care 18 848 $0
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care 25

Important information

Once you complete a qualification through this program you will no longer be eligible for further subsidised training under this program.

This funding program is only available to students who enrol before 30th September 2021.

ACCCO has limited training places available under the JobTrainer Fund. At enrolment you will be notified if there is a training place available for you.

This funding program is only available until 30th June 2022. Students who are enrolled in a course under the JobTrainer Fund after this date will no longer receive funding for their training. Contact ACCCO on 1300 139 406 for more information.

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