Government Funding & Incentives

The Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy

The Federal Government will introduce, from 1 January 2019, a trial apprentice wage subsidy to support regional and rural businesses.  Eligibility is based on sign up date as well as commencement date (both being on or after 01/01/2019).

The Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy aims to support apprenticeships in skills needs occupations in rural and regional areas. 

The aim is to encourage employers in these areas who have not previously signed up apprentices (or trainees) and those employers who have been disengaged from the program over the last three years to take on an apprentice in a Cert 3 or 4 NSNL qualification.

SBAT’s and part-time apprenticeships are excluded.  The Apprentice must be employed full-time.

As is usually the case, Eligibility Criteria will apply including:

The Australian Apprentice must be employed under the relevant Award (Modern Award) for their occupation. The Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy is based on the award wage rate under which an Australian Apprentice is employed and provides support in the first three years of an Australian Apprenticeship as follows.

  • 75% of the first year award wage
  • 50% of the second year award wage; and
  • 25% of the third year award wage

Download and print a fact sheet here.

 

Certificate 3 Guarantee

The Certificate 3 Guarantee program, funded by the Queensland Government, 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.

Download the Certificate 3 Guarantee student fact sheet for more information.

To be eligible to undertake a Certificate 3 Guarantee funded qualification, a student must be:

  • a Queensland resident aged 15 years or over who is no longer at school (with the exception of VET in Schools students)
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency
  • not have or be enrolled in a certificate III level or higher qualification (not including qualifications completed at school and foundations skills training)

Please note: Students can access the Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidy only once, so it's important that you take the time to choose your course carefully to maximise your career or further training opportunities.

Higher Level Skills

The Higher Level Skills program, funded by the Queensland Government, provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to access subsidised training in selected certificate IV and above qualifications, or priority skill sets.

The aim is to assist individuals to gain the higher level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in priority industries or to transition to university. Employers may also be able to access training to address workforce development needs.

Download the Higher Level Skills student fact sheet for more information.

To be eligible to undertake a Higher Level Skills funded qualification, a student must be:

  • a Queensland resident aged 15 years or over who is no longer at school (with the exception of VET in Schools students)
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency
  • not have or be enrolled in a certificate IV level or higher qualification (not including qualifications completed at school and foundations skills training)
  • additional eligibility criteria apply for some qualifications, please contact Axial for full details

Please note: Students can access the Higher Level Skills subsidy only once, so it's important that you take the time to choose your course carefully to maximise your career or further training opportunities.

Axial's Certificate 3 Guarantee and Higher Level Skills Student Contribution Fees:

BSB30115 Certificate III in Business: Non-Concession - $12 per unit, total of $144, Concession -
$5 per unit, total of $60

BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration: Non-Concession - $12 per unit, total of $156, Concession -
$5 per unit, total of $65

MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering: Non-Concession - $261.86 per unit, total of $2880.46, Concession -
$297.00 per unit, total of $3267 (based on delivery of 11 units of competency).  Any further units required to be trained and assessment will be charged at the noted per unit rates.

SIT30616 Certificate III Hospitality: Non-Concession - $12 per unit, total of $180, Concession - $5 per unit, total of $75

SIT40416 Certificate IV Hospitality: Non-Concession - $12 per unit, total of $252, Concession - $5 per unit, total of $105

SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management: Non-Concession - $12 per unit, total of $336, Concession - $5 per unit, total of $140

SITSS00039 Mentoring & Supervision: Non-Concession - $12 per unit, total of $48, Concession - $5 per unit, total of $20

SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management: Non-Concession - $12 per unit, total of $396, Concession - $5 per unit, total of $165

SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery: Non-Concession - $12 per unit, total of $396, Concession - $5 per unit, total of $165

 

For candidates enrolling to undertake a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process for the full qualification, Student Contribution Fees* are: 

SIT30616 Certificate III Hospitality: Non-Concession - $2 per unit, total of $30, Concession - $1 per unit, total of $15

SIT40416 Certificate IV Hospitality: Non-Concession - $2 per unit, total of $42, Concession - $1 per unit, total of $21

SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management: Non-Concession - $2 per unit, total of $56, Concession - $1 per unit, total of $28

SIT60316 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management: Non-Concession - $2 per unit, total of $66, Concession - $1 per unit, total of $33

SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery: Non-Concession - $2 per unit, total of $66, Concession - $1 per unit, total of $33

*Please note that should full training for any units in the above courses be required during the RPL assessment, full fees will apply ($12 per unit, concession - $5 per unit)

 

Year 12 graduates eligible for fee free apprenticeship and traineeship training

Year 12 graduates can take advantage of fee-free training in high priority areas such as Axial’s engineering, automotive and meat retail trade qualifications.

Visit the training.qld.gov.au website for more information about other high priority qualifications available under the Queensland Government's Certificate 3 Guarantee program or User Choice program.

To be eligible to access fee-free training, the apprentice must:

  • have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Studies Authority
  • enrol and start training with an approved training provider by the end of the calendar year following the completion of Year 12
  • be a Queensland resident

Download the Year 12 Fee Free Student fact sheet for more information.

VET Student Loans

The Federal Government's VET Student Loans program commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the VET FEE‑HELP scheme, which ceased on 31 December 2016.  Information about the new program is outlined here

 

Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program

The Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training (TSAGT) Program aims to assess the skills of experienced individuals who can demonstrate substantial competency in a priority trade qualification and provide gap training of no more ​than 40 per cent of the funded competencies to complete the trade qualification..

To be eligible to undertake a TSAGT funded qualification, a student must be:

  • a Queensland resident aged 21 years or over
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency
  • not have previously completed a trade qualification in the relevant industry
  • a skilled or experienced but unqualified worker with at least 12 months full time employment in their relevant industry within a 2 year period
  • able to demonstrate substantial competency in their trade and require gap training in no more than 40% of the units in the qualification

The Student Contribution Fees (SCF) for the TSAGT program are outlined below. These fees will vary depending on the specific units that are granted Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/Credit Transfer (CT) during the program.  The Student Contribution Fee is only applicable for units that are deemed to require gap training.  Concession rates may apply for participants who:

  • hold a Health Care concession care or Pensioner concession card (or are the partner or a dependant of a person who does)
  • are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

Axial's Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program Student Contribution Fees:

Non-Concession - $1.60 per Nominal Hour, Concession - $0.64 per Nominal Hour

An example of the fees associated with each qualification is detailed below, please be advised that these fees are indicative only and will vary based on qualification streams and specific units granted RPL/CT.  Your Axial consultant will discuss these fees with you prior to enrolment to ensure you are aware of any potential costs.

MEM30205 Certificate III in Engineering (Mechanical): Average Total Nominal Hours = 960, Average Total SCF = $1,536 (Concession $614.40), Minimum 60% of qualification is RPL/CT leaving a maximum payable SCF of $614.40 (Concession $245.76)

MEM30305 Certificate III in Engineering (Fabrication): Average Total Nominal Hours = 1010, Average Total SCF = $1,616 (Concession $646.40), Minimum 60% of qualification is RPL/CT leaving a maximum payable SCF of $646.40 (Concession $258.56)

SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery: Average Total Nominal Hours = 820, Average Total SCF = $1,312 (Concession $524.80), Minimum 60% of qualification is RPL/CT leaving a maximum payable SCF of $524.80 (Concession $209.92)

 

 

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