Certificate 3 Guarantee
What is the Certificate 3 Guarantee?
The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career.
It also supports school students to access training and Queensland's Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing fee-free training in high priority qualifications.
For an overview of what the Certificate 3 Guarantee means for students, view the Certificate 3 Guarantee student fact sheet
Vocational education and training in schools (VETiS)
Vocational education and training (VET) courses are available to students while they are still at school. This is often referred to as VETiS. VET is learning which is directly related to work. Nationally recognised qualifications are developed by industry to give people the knowledge and skills they need to work in a particular job.
You can undertake VET at school:
- as part of your school studies - delivered and resourced by a school registered training organisation
- by enrolling in a qualification with an external registered training organisation- funded either by the Department of Education and Training's VET investment budget or through fee-for-service arrangements i.e. where the student or parent pays for the qualification.
- as a school-based apprentice or trainee.
Talk to your guidance officer, career counsellor, vocational education coordinator or head of senior schooling about the qualification that is right for you from the range of programs available at your school.
What is the User Choice Program?
The User Choice 2016-17 program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees. 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 (PQS) for the delivery of accredited training to meet their specific needs.