The Higher Level Skills program aims to assist individuals to gain the higher-level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry, or to transition to university to further their studies.

Training is subsidised by Queensland government and is paid to the RTO providing the training. There is a necessary co-contribution fee from the student for enrolment & training.

It is important that you consider and compare your training options and ensure they align with your chosen career pathway. Once the Certificate IV & higher course has been completed, you will have used your only
Higher Level Skills program subsidy entitlement.

Eligibility requirements for Higher Level Skills funding if:

  • You are 15 years of age or older
  • Have finished or left secondary school (with the exception of VET in Schools students)
  • Are a Queensland resident
  • Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrant) or temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permit on the pathway to permanent residency or a New Zealand citizen
  • Prospective students must not have or be enrolled in a certificate IV level or higher qualification (not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training).
  • Employment status does not matter, nor is there any minimum education requirement, except the standard entry requirements for the course


CodeQualificationOnline Delivery AvailableNumber of UnitsStudent Co-Contribution Fee Non ConcessionalCost Per UnitStudent Co-Contribution Fee Concession*Cost Per Unit
CHC43015Certificate IV in Ageing SupportYes18$295$16.38$195$10.83
CHC52015Diploma of Community ServicesYes16$395$24.68$295$18.43

How to apply for Higher Level Skills funding:

  • Check out our range of courses below
  • Call us on 07 3489 7777 to discuss what course is right for you.
  • Provide us with your Date of Birth and Full Name.
  • Please note: Student fees may be paid on behalf of a student by a referring agency such as a Job Active or other employment service provider.

Courses commence regularly, so contact our friendly staff today to determine your eligibility and arrange your enrolment today!

For funded amounts click here

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