Student Funding

  • QLD Government Skills Assure User Choice Funding Program
  • QLD Government Skills Assure Certificate 3 Guarantee Funding Program
  • CSQ - Construction Skills Queensland

What is the Queensland Government Skills Assure User Choice Program?

The Queensland Government Skills Assure User Choice 2020-21​ program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.
The program provides flexibility for apprentices, trainees and their employers, enabling them to select a preferred registered training organisation (RTO) from a list of pre-qualified suppliers (PQS) for the delivery of accredited training to meet their specific needs.

Certain eligibility requirements must be met, such as being a Queensland resident and being employed on a permanent basis (i.e. not casual) during the period of your training.

How do I participate?

Select a qualification that interests you and contact your preferred RTO. They will work with you, your employer and an employer selected ANP (Apprenticeship Network Provider), to help you become an apprentice or trainee. 
Visit the Queensland Skills Gateway to choose a qualification, learn about the training available and select from the list of training providers that can assist you.

Obviously we would recommend contacting Axxis Industry Qualifications for prompt, quality service and training.

Which apprenticeships and traineeships are funded under Skills Assure User Choice?

Not all apprenticeships and traineeships attract government funding. Funding is prioritised according to the skills needs of specific industries.
Refer to the Department of Education, Small Business and Training Skills Assure User Choice funding webpage more information.

In Queensland, mandatory student fees based on nominal training hours, are payable under the Skills Assure User Choice funding program. Please call for details, as nominal hours vary according to elective unit selections.

Will my previous experience be recognised?

Absolutely, but sufficient evidence must be available to justify your claim for Recognition of Prior Learning. Your trainer/assessor will assist you with this process.

What is the Queensland Government Skills Assure Certificate 3 Guarantee?

The Queensland Government's Skills Assure Certificate 3 Guarantee funding program, supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school Certificate III qualification. It also supports school students and Queensland resident Year 12 graduates in their transition to employment, by providing highly subsidised training in  priority qualifications.

What training is available?

The Skills Assure Certificate 3 Guarantee program is targeted at Certificate III qualifications as this is considered the entry-level qualification often needed to gain employment in many industry sectors.
Foundation skills and lower level vocational qualifications (i.e. Certificate II) may also be delivered based on the learning needs of the student and industry pathways. For more information, including eligibility requirements, refer to the Queensland Department of Education, Small Business and Training for the Skills Assure Certificate 3 Guarantee Program Policy.

Visit the Queensland Skills Gateway to choose a qualification, learn about the training available and select from the list of training providers that can assist you.

Obviously we would recommend contacting Axxis Industry Qualifications for prompt, quality service and training.

How does the program work?

Skills Assure Certificate 3 Guarantee funding is normally conducted in a classroom situation.  As each unit of training is delivered, this is reported to the Department of Education, Small Business and Training and the subsidy is then paid directly to the pre-approved RTO.

Axxis IQ works with community groups and employers, endeavoring to tailor training to the particular employment needs of  employers and /or an area.¹

Skills Assure Certificate III Guarantee program student co-contribution fees for lower level certificates

Axxis Training offers RII20115 Certificate II in Resource and Infrastructure Work Preparation under this program.

The student co-contribution fees payable for this certificate course are:   Concessional - $Nil,     Non-concessional -  $27

Concessional status applies to the following priority population groups in Queensland:
       ♦  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
       ♦  disadvantaged learners
       ♦  people with a disability
       ♦  adult prisoners
Candidates must substantiate a claim for concessional fee status.   (Please check with Job Service Providers where possible)
 
¹ Where additional units such as plant equipment or breathing apparatus are trained to assist with employment outcomes, there may occasionally be a small additional fee for service to help cover the cost of the equipment.
 

 

Axxis IQ (Axxis Industry Qualifications) is proud to work with Construction Skills Queensland in the provision of fully funded and partially funded qualifications as follows:

SAGT (Skills Assessed Gap Training) Funding is available for the following programs

RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Contruction Plant Operations

RII30915 Certificate III in Civil Construction - Pipe Laying

RII30915 Certificate III in Civil Construction - Road Construction and Maintenance

It is essential that applicants for SAGT funded courses are very experienced and able to achieve RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) for at least 80% of the course content.
Other eligibility requirements also apply, so please contact Axxis IQ for additional information and to check your eligibility.

UETTDREL14 Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker.

In the workplace, this unit is often referred to as "Electrical Spotter". The course content covers a substantial amount of important electrical knowledge. 

Axxis IQ is pleased to have 2 types of CSQ funding subsidy available for this unit.

Type 1: Short Courses General Construction is aimed at all eligible workers and may include a small co-contribution payment

Type 2: Apprentice Advance Plus Short Courses is aimed specifically at eligible apprentices only, for which there is no co-contribution payment 

The official unit description is as follows:

This unit covers compliance with working safely up to the defined safe approach distance (SAD) near energised electrical apparatus, including electrical powerlines, for non-electrical workers.

It includes work functions that may be performed, such as vegetation control, scaffolding, rigging, painting and/or any other activity that requires working safely and complying with requirements and/or established procedures near live electrical apparatus by a non-electrical worker. Also included is the preparation of risk assessment control measures that encompass job safety assessment. It does not include any work that is or may be performed by other competent operatives within the defined safe working zone. The defined safe working zone is that so defined by relevant state or territory regulatory agencies/bodies, local government legislation, industry bi-partite bodies, guidelines/codes of practices or other related requirements for safe work and access near live electrical and mechanical apparatus.

The application of the skills and knowledge described in this unit may require a licence/registration to practice in the workplace subject to regulations for undertaking of electrical work.

Course code Course Name Funding Type Delivery Method
RII30815
Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

Queensland Government Skills Assure

User Choice
&
CSQ - SAGT

In person onsite or blended

(includes online component)

RII30915
Certificate III in Civil Construction - Road Construction and Maintenance

Queensland Government Skills Assure

User Choice
&
CSQ - SAGT

In person onsite or blended

(may include online component/s)

RII30915
Certificate III in Civil Construction - Pipe Laying

Queensland Government Skills Assure

User Choice
&
CSQ - SAGT

In person onsite or blended

(may include online component/s)

RII30115
Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations

Queensland Government Skills Assure

User Choice

In person onsite or blended

(may include online component/s)

RII20115
Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation

Queensland Government Skills Assure

Certificate 3 Guarantee

Student classes

(at Axxis facility or location by demand)

UETTDREL14
Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker

CSQ - General Construction
&
CSQ - Apprentice Advance Plus

Student classes

(at Axxis facility, employer facility or other location by demand)

Call us today on 07 3142 0610 to speak with an Axxis Training Consultant

Acknowledgement

Axxis Project Training pays respect to elders past and present and acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the various lands upon which we work.

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