Certificate 3 Guarantee funding

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The Certificate 3 Guarantee program through Queensland Government, Department of Employment, Small Business and Training supports eligible students to complete their first post-school Certificate III level qualification by providing funded for the Certificate III qualification. It also supports Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing fee-free training in high priority qualifications.

The training is subsidised by the Queensland Government and is paid directly to the RTO. There is a co-contribution fee payable by students under the terms of the Certificate 3 Guarantee program.

Advanced Industry Training (AIT) is a proud Pre-Qualified Supplier (PQS) that is approved to deliver funded qualifications under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program. We are able to provide training in the following qualifications:

Certificate III in Rigging

Certificate 3 Guarantee funding applies to only one qualification so it is very important that you consider your training options and make sure they match your chosen career path. Once you have completed a funded qualification, you will have used your only Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidy entitlement.

Get more information from Department of Employment, Small Business and Training on Certificate 3 Guarantee.

Get a Department of Employment, Small Business and Training and Training Student Fact Sheet.

Eligibility requirements for Certificate 3 Guarantee funded qualification:

To be eligible to enrol in the Certificate 3 Guarantee, prospective students must:
  • be aged 15 years or older
  • be no longer at school (unless enrolled in a VETiS program)
  • permanently reside in Queensland
  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, temporary resident with necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency (evidence required) or a New Zealand citizen
  • not hold AND not be enrolled in a certificate III or higher level qualification (not including qualifications completed at school and foundations skills training)
Student Co-Contribution Fees

Students undertaking certificate III level training and non-concessional students undertaking lower-level vocational training are required to contribute to the costs of their training through a co-contribution fee.

The co-contribution fees for certificate courses through AIT are as follows:

CPC30711 Certificate III in Rigging

  • Non-concessional co-contribution fees: $500 per person
  • Concessional co-contribution fees: $250 per person

FSK20113 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways

  • Non-concessional co-contribution fees: $30 per person

RII20115 Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation

  • Non-concessional co-contribution fees: $30 per person
Concessional fees are available when:
  • student holds a Heath Care or Pensioner Concession card issued by Commonwealth or is the partner or dependant of a person how holds one of these cards and is named on the card (evidence to be supplied to RTO at time of enrollment)
  • student provides an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the student, their partner or the person of whom the student is a dependant is entitled to concessions under a Health Care or Pensioner Concession card
  • student is Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • student is enrolled in a VETiS program
  • student has a disability
  • student is an adult prisoner.


This course is also part of our funding contract so if students are eligible for funding the full fees don’t apply. Contact AIT to see if you are eligible for funded training through Department of Employment, Small Business and Training Certificate 3 Guarantee program. This qualification provides a trade outcome in rigging in the construction industry.

Students wishing to apply for concession on co-contribution fees will be required to provide evidence to support application for concession.

Employment status does not matter, you do not have to be employed to enrol in one of the funded qualifications.

If you need assistance with language, literacy and numeracy, please phone our office on (07) 4755 4222 to discuss.

Certificate 3 Guarantee funding is available for learners to undertake a lower level qualification.

In some instances, Certificate 3 Guarantee funding is available for learners to undertake a lower level qualification.

The funding may be available to learners to participate in a lower qualification if they meet the criteria.

Access the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training fact sheet about providing funded learning for lower level qualifications (Certificate I and Certificate II). Please contact AIT office for more information (07) 4755 4222 .

Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparations
Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (additional conditions apply)
Certificate I in Construction (additional conditions apply)

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P.O.A. Please call us on 07 4755 4222 for pricing details.

The price depends on who is being trained, where they are being trained and whether it is through state/federal funding. The unit Prepare to work safely in the construction industry - CPCCWHS1001 is designed to meet OHS regulatory authority requirements for OHS induction and must be achieved before access to any building and construction work site.

This qualification reflects the roles of individuals who perform mainly routine tasks and procedures, using limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge, and taking some responsibility for the quality of the work outcomes.

This course is usually run in conjunction with community organisations with clients that have low level Language Literacy Numeracy (LLN) clients that need assistance, depends on funding. This qualification is designed for individuals who require further foundation skills development to prepare for workforce entry or vocational training pathways.

This qualification reflects the roles of individuals who perform mainly routine tasks and procedures, using limited practical skills and fundamental operational knowledge, and taking some responsibility for the quality of the work outcomes.

This course is usually run in conjunction with community organisations with clients that have low level Language Literacy Numeracy (LLN) clients that need assistance, depends on funding. This qualification is designed for individuals who require further foundation skills development to prepare for workforce entry or vocational training pathways.

This course is also part of our funding contract so if students are eligible for funding the full fees don’t apply. Contact AIT to see if you are eligible for funded training through Department of Employment, Small Business and Training Certificate 3 Guarantee program. This qualification provides a trade outcome in rigging in the construction industry.