Certificate 3 Guarantee

The Certificate 3 Guarantee is a key initiative under the Queensland Government's five year reform action plan for the vocational education and training sector - Great skills, Real opportunities. Under the Certificate 3 Guarantee, the Queensland Government will subsidise the training costs for a range of certificate level III qualifications. For further information please visit - http://training.qld.gov.au/resources/information/pdf/c3g-student-factsheet.pdf 


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee, a student must:

  • not hold or be currently undertaking a certificate level III or higher qualification. This does not include certificate level III qualifications completed while at secondary school
  • be 15 years of age or older
  • have finished secondary school or left school
  • be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident residing in Queensland or a New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland 

Please note that participants will need to understand that they will no longer be eligible for a subsidised training place under the Certificate 3 Guarantee once they complete a certificate level III qualification.


Concessional Participants

Under the Certificate 3 Guarantee, concessional participants are defined as follows:

  • the participant holds a health care concession card or pensioner concession card issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a Health Care concession card or Pensioner concession card, and is named on the card; or
  • the participant holds an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the participant, his or her partner or the person of whom the person is a dependant, is entitled to concessions under a health care concession card or pensioner concession card; or
  • the participant is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person

Participants who do not meet the eligibility criteria above can still enrol in our courses at a Fee For Service Price. Call us today on 07 4054 5511 for more information.


Funded Qualifications Available at CTA:


Refund Policy

Download fees charges refund policy.pdf