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Certificate 3 Guarantee

Certificate 3 Guarantee

The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides a government subsidy to allow eligible Queenslanders to obtain their first post-school certificate III level qualification.

What is the Certificate 3 Guarantee?

The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification. It also supports school students to access training and Queensland's Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing fee-free training in high priority qualifications.

ACCCO is a pre-qualified supplier approved by the Queensland Government to deliver publicly funded training and assessment. Please read the Department of Education and Training Student Fact sheet here.

What can I study with ACCCO?

CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee a participant must:

  • Aged 15 years or older
  • No longer at school
  • Not hold or be undertaking a Certificate level III or higher qualification*
  • Be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland

*Students who hold a certificate III, higher level qualification or bachelor degree awarded by a tertiary college or university in Australia are NOT eligible to access the Certificate 3 Guarantee as these qualifications form part of, and are nationally recognised within, the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). (Note: certificate III qualifications completed at secondary school are not counted).

Students who hold a Certificate level I to Advanced Diploma qualification issued prior to the introduction of the Australian Qualifications Framework in 1995 are eligible to access the Certificate 3 Guarantee.

For further information please refer to the Department of Education and Training website:
https://training.qld.gov.au/training/incentives/certificate3

Cost to the Participant

Qualification Name
Course Code
Number of Units
Nominal Hours
Student
Contribution Fee

Student
Concession Fee

Certificate II in Community Services
CHC22015
9
388
$270
$30 per unit of competency
$135
$15 per unit of competency
Certificate III in Early  Childhood Education & Care
CHC30113
18
978
$540
$30 per unit of competency
$270
$15 per unit of  competency
Certificate III In Education Support
CHC30213
17
693
$510
$30 per unit of competency
$255
$15 per unit of competency


 *Student Fee Paid by Job Provider $30 Unit

* FEE FREE for year 12 students graduating in 2017 under the ‘Year 12 Graduate Fee-Free’ Training Strategy.

Important information

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

Please note that pricing and course availability is subject to change without notice. For more information on this program you can download the Queensland Government Certificate 3 Guarantee fact sheet here.

Am I eligible for Concession?

The following students are entitled to the concession rate on course fees if:

  • the student holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card and is named on the card
  • the student is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • the student has a disability
  • the student is an adult prisoner.

*Proof of eligibility for concession must be demonstrated prior to the commencement of training. If the concession is valid for the full enrolment period, then all eligible units commenced within that period attract the concession rate. If the concession is valid for part of the enrolment period, then only eligible units commenced prior to the expiry of the concession attract the concession rate.

How to Apply

Once you have made the decision to apply for a qualification you will need to download an enrolment pack here.
Please complete all forms and submit to enrolments@accco.com.au

Download a Certificate 3 Guarantee flyer here. 

For more information on how to apply please refer to our Enrolment Fact Sheet.

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