Funding for Workplace Training

Investing in personnel can be costly but there are a range of State and Commonwealth government funding initiatives to help you skill your workforce.

TAFE Queensland can help you determine if your business is eligible for financial assistance with workplace training by advising which government funded sources are applicable and beneficial to your industry and business needs. We will guide you, step-by-step, through the application process.

Current funding for training

Certificate III Guarantee 

Targeted at certificate III qualifications as they are considered the entry-level qualification most often needed to gain employment in many industry sectors. Foundation skills and lower level vocational qualifications may also be delivered based on the learning needs of the student or identified job outcomes.

Traineeships and Apprenticeships (new and existing worker funding)

Under the Queensland Apprenticeship Pledge, the government invited individual employers, including employers who do not currently have apprentices, to 'make the pledge' to employ additional apprentices. Eligible employers can receive an incentive of up to $6,000 for each additional apprentice they employ and retain.

School to trade pathway

Under the School to Trade Pathway incentive, private and public sector employers may be eligible for a $5000 bonus payment if they commence a school-based apprentice from 1 July 2013 which is then converted to a full-time arrangement.

Construction Skills Queensland

Construction Skills Queensland provides a range of funding options dependent on the level of study undertaken and the skills obtained. 

Higher Level Skills Courses

  • If you are currently working in the Queensland building and construction industry, have worked in the industry in the last 6 months or are in your 3rd or 4th year of an apprenticeship, you may be eligible for Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) funded training to advance or expand your skills with a CSQ listed program.

User Choice

The User Choice program provides public funding to registered training organisations (RTOs) for the delivery of accredited, entry-level training to apprentices and trainees.The subsidy is paid directly to the pre-qualified supplier on behalf of the apprentice or trainee once training is delivered and reported. Apprentices or trainees pay the remaining training costs as a co-contribution fee.

Registered Trade Skills Pathway (RTSP)

Operating as an alternate apprenticeship solution, the Registered Trade Skills Pathway (or RTSP) is an initiative designed to assist existing hospitality employees in attaining up-to-date professional qualifications.

Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program

The Trade Skills Assessment and GapTraining Program this is available for trade skills assessments and the subsequent gap training to enable eligible participants to complete a priority trade qualification. 

Call us on 1300 40 60 80 today to discuss your funding options.

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