Queensland VET Investment Plan


The VET Investment plan provides the Queensland Government’s investment into the Vocational Education and Training sector which supports those who are unemployed or seeking a step up, to start on the pathway to a brighter future, and ensures that Queenslanders continue to have access to quality, supportive, and affordable training that meets the ongoing needs of both individuals and employers. Training is subsidised by Queensland government.

ARC Training is an approved Skills Assure Supplier under the Queensland Government’s VET Investment plan. A co-contribution fee is to be paid by students undertaking a subsided course. Students make a contribution towards the costs of their training and the Queensland Government subsidise the remaining course costs at enrolment or before training commences.

Certificate 3 Guarantee:

The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides a government subsidy to allow eligible Queenslanders to obtain their first post-school certificate III qualification. The Certificate 3 Guarantee is targeted at certificate III qualifications because they are considered the entry-level qualification most often needed to gain employment in many industry sectors. For more information visit Certificate 3 Guarantee or view the Certificate 3 Guarantee Student Fact Sheet.

Higher Level Skills:

The Higher Level Skills program provides a government subsidy to help individuals gain the higher-level skills and qualifications required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry. For more information visit Higher Level Skills or view the Higher level skills student fact sheet.

User Choice:

The User Choice program provides public funding for the delivery of accredited, entry-level training to apprentices and trainees. User Choice is a national policy that allows employers, apprentices, or trainees to select the RTO of their choice to deliver the training component of their apprenticeship or traineeship. For more information visit User Choice.

To be eligible you must be: 

  • be aged 15 years or above, and no longer at school
  • 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

Additional eligibility:

  • Certificate 3 Guarantee – you must not hold, or be enrolled in a certificate III or higher-level qualification.
  • Higher Level Skills – you must not hold, or be enrolled in a certificate IV or higher-level qualification,

All students must meet all the eligibility criteria to undertake the government-subsidised training, contact ARC Training for further information.

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