Prime Learning strives to provide students with a pathway that enables them to gain the knowledge and skills to be the best in their career, enter the workforce, or make the move to a new career. For this reason, we have a number of options available for students to pay or subsidise their course.
Although Centrelink is not able to assist with the cost of the course, they are able to, where a course is registered and approved; they can offer Youth Allowance, Austudy or Pensioner Education Supplement payments to support you for the duration of your course. Please check with Centrelink for more details before enrolling.
Specialised workforce planning is available by customising the training to your organisational or individual needs. Prime Learning can help to upskill your workforce with relevant short courses, skill sets or full national qualifications.
Fee for Service Training is simply where someone enrols in a course and pays for the service to be provided. There are a number of payment methods that can be arranged.
The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification. The Certificate 3 Guarantee is targeted at certificate III qualifications as they are considered the entry-level qualification most often needed to gain employment in many industry sectors.
Individuals are free to choose a preferred Registered Training Organisation (RTO), as long as they are approved providers. The subsidy is paid directly to the RTO as training is delivered and reported to the department.
Training in vocational areas that align with important economic and industry skill needs will receive a higher government subsidy. A higher subsidy will also be paid to support participation by disadvantaged learners (concessional students), and those undertaking training in remote locations.
Given the benefits that accrue to individuals from training, students undertaking certificate III training and non-concessional students undertaking lower level training will be required to contribute to the costs of their training through a co-contribution fee.
The co-contribution fee may be paid on behalf of the student by the employer or a third party, but cannot be waived.
Participant eligibility requirements exist – for more information, check out the QLD Government Website: https://training.qld.gov.au/providers/funded/certificate3
The Higher Level Skills program provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to access subsidised training 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 and employers are free to choose their preferred RTO, as long as they are approved providers. The subsidy is paid directly to the RTO as training is delivered and reported to the department.
Participant eligibility requirements exist – for more information, check out the QLD Government Website: https://training.qld.gov.au/providers/funded/higher-level-skills
Year 12 graduates have been able to access fee-free training in high priority areas from January 2014.
To be eligible for fee-free training, Year 12 graduates need to commence an apprenticeship, traineeship or training in a high priority qualification with a pre-approved training provider within the calendar year following their completion of Year 12.
Fee-free training applies to high priority qualifications available under the Queensland Government’s Certificat e 3 Guarantee program or User Choice program, which funds training and assessment services for apprenticeships and traineeships.
Participant eligibility requirements exist – for more information, check out the QLD Government Website: https://training.qld.gov.au/providers/funded/fee-free
The User Choice program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.
The program provides the flexibility for apprentices, trainees and their employers to select a preferred RTO from a list of 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.
Traineeships can be:
Participant eligibility requirements exist – for more information, check out the QLD Government Website: https://training.qld.gov.au/providers/funded/userchoice
Young Australians can get a head start on their careers by engaging in a school-based traineeship or apprenticeship, whilst still working towards their senior secondary school certificate. They are a great career option, giving students the opportunity to commence training for a vocational qualification, earn a wage and gain real life employment skills whilst at school.
Students in years 10, 11 or 12 are able to undertake a school-based traineeship or apprenticeship. You will require an Employer, Registered Training Organisation and an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) to get started. Students will work one day a week within the business to gain their qualification. The student must work a total of 50 days paid work per year.
Participant eligibility requirements exist – for more information; check out the QLD Government Website: https://training.qld.gov.au/apprenticeshipsinfo/information-resources/information-sheets/atis-026
^ Funded by the Queensland Government, Department of Education and Training.