To support Year 12 graduates into work, the Queensland Government offers free training in high priority areas. If you are getting ready to graduate Year 12 in 2018 or finished school in 2018, you can kick start your career by getting the skills employers want without the fees.
Eligible Year 12 graduates must enrol and start training in a high priority qualification within the calendar year after leaving school to take advantage of this great opportunity.
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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. Eligible Year 12 graduates can access fee-free apprenticeships, traineeships and training in high priority areas within the calendar year after graduating. The Queensland Government will cover the full cost of training in a high priority qualifications delivered under the Year 12 fee-free training initiative.
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.
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.
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