Dynamic Learning Services - QLD Initiatives

Certificate 3 Guarantee

The Certificate 3 Guarantee is a key initiative under the Queensland Government. It provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification. It also supports Queensland’s Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing fee-free training in high priority qualifications. The Queensland Government does not subsidise the full cost of training for a student’s certificate III level qualification. Individuals are expected to contribute to the cost of their training through a Student Co-Contribution Fee, the amount of out of pocket expense for students will vary. Please contact DLS to determine your eligibility.

For further information on the Certificate 3 Guarantee please follow the link below:

Certificate 3 Guarantee

Non-Concessional Students

Concessional Students

Year 12 School Leavers



Fee Free
(applicable to *)

User Choice

The program provides the flexibility for apprentices, trainees and their employers to select a preferred registered training organisation (RTO) from a list of pre-qualified suppliers for the delivery of nationally recognised, accredited training to meet their specific needs. The program works in conjunction with the Commonwealth Australian Apprenticeships System, under which apprentices and trainees (also known in some jurisdictions as “Australian Apprentices”) enter into legally binding training contracts with their employers and receive structured training to achieve a nationally recognised qualification.

Higher Level Skills

The Higher Level Skills program supports the Queensland Government’s Working Queensland jobs plan.
The program provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to access one subsidised training place in selected Certificate IV and above qualifications, or priority skill sets.
The aim is to assist individuals to gain the higher level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in priority industries or to transition to university. Employers may also be able to access training to address workforce development needs.
Subsidies are provided for a select number of Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications, and priority skill sets critical to productivity within the workplace.

Individuals undertaking training must contribute to their training costs through a ‘co-contribution fee’.