What is it?

Certificate 3 Guarantee funding is a Queensland government program that provides public funding towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Queenslanders. The program is managed by Department of Employment, Small Business and Training their website can be accessed here DESBT website

For students who are employed and in the industry, please download your Training and Assessment Strategy (TAS) TAS AHC31021 C3G_Workbased.

For Students who are not employed in the industry, please download your Training and Assessment Strategy (TAS) TAS AHC31021 C3G_not employed

How does it work?

The program allows you to choose a preferred registered training organisation such as LT Training that delivers nationally recognised, accredited training.  You can enrol with us for a scheduled face to face course or you could enrol self-paced learning with practical activities at your workplace or at a venue organised by LT Training.

To be eligible participants must:

  • be aged 15 years or older;
  • be no longer at school (with the exception of school students in Years 10, 11 and 12 undertaking a VET in School (VETiS) program
  • permanently reside in Queensland;
  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen (for more information see Visa eligibility under VET investment programs);
  • not hold, or not be enrolled in, a certificate III or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.

Note that employment status is NOT a factor.

For more information, you can download Student fact sheet DESBT

How much will it cost?

Given the benefits that accrue to individuals from training, students will be required to contribute to the costs of their training through a co-contribution fee. The fee may be paid on behalf of the student by the employer or a third party unrelated to LT Training, but cannot be paid or waived by LT Training. For example, in Southeast QLD, within a 200 km radius of LT Training head office, the cost will be $16.00 per unit for non-concessional and $8 per unit for concessional students upon enrolment. For more information on co-contribution rates per location, Co-contribution rate location information sheet 2024

The concessional student co-contribution fee applies to:

  • Students (or their partner or guardian) who hold a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • School students who enrolled in a VETiS program
  • Students with a disability
  • Students who are adult prisoners

Without certificate 3 guarantee the course is worth $5,640.00