Fee-free training for Year 12 graduates
Year 12 graduates can access fee-free training in high priority areas if they start training with an approved training provider within a year of leaving school.
The fee-free training will apply to high priority qualifications (PDF, 117KB) available under the Queensland Government's Certificate 3 Guarantee program or User Choice program, which funds workplace-based apprenticeship and traineeship training.
High priority qualifications are qualifications which provide training in the skills most needed by employers and industry.
To be eligible to access fee-free training, you must:
- have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent certificate that confirms you have completed Year 12 in Queensland
- enrol and start training with an approved training provider by the end of the calendar year following the completion of Year 12
- live permanently in Queensland.
Considering your training choice
It is important to carefully consider your training options before committing to a training course as this may exhaust your entitlement to further Queensland Government subsidised training.
Accessing fee-free training for Year 12 graduates
Step 1 - Select a qualification
Think about what you want to study, and then search for the available qualifications funded in this area using the Year 12 Fee Free refined search filter on the Queensland Skills Gateway.
You can also find out information about apprenticeships and traineeships, including the opportunities and benefits they can provide, on the Apprenticeships Info website.
Step 2 - Choose a training provider
Once you have picked a qualification that you are interested in, using the Queensland Skills Gateway Year 12 Fee Free refined search filter, the list of training providers that offer that course will also be displayed in the search results. You can then contact one of the providers directly to enrol
If you wish to undertake a high priority qualification through an apprenticeship or traineeship follow the steps to getting started on the Apprenticeships Info website.
Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Student Contribution Fee program
The Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Student Contribution Fee program changes from 30 September 2015. CSQ will continue to pay the student contribution fee for building and construction apprentices and trainees with a unit of competency training start date before 1 October 2015. For further information refer to the CSQ website.
From 1 October 2015, building and construction apprentices and trainees may be eligible for Year 12 graduate fee-free training subject to eligibility requirements.