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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 an enrolment pack here. 
Please complete all forms and submit to enrolments@accco.com.au

To apply for a Traineeship/ Apprenticeship you will need to download a Trainee/Apprentice Sign-Up Request Form. Please complete forms and submit to apprenticeships@accco.com.au

Download a Fee-free Training for Year 12 Graduates flyer here. 

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

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