The User Choice 2016-17 program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.
The program aims to provide funding aligned to the skill needs of industry and respond to changing government priorities.
To be eligible to access fee-free training, you must:
Fee-free training only applies to apprenticeships and traineeships or certificate III level qualifications identified as high priority by the Queensland Government. High priority qualifications will develop the skills most needed by employers and the Queensland economy, and are based on skill demand, advice from industry, and whether the qualification will lead to employment.
The Queensland Government will cover the full cost of training in a high priority qualification delivered under the Year 12 fee-free training initiative. This means eligible participants will not be required to contribute to the cost of their training.
Year 12 fee-free training is available through two Queensland Government training investment programs — the Certificate 3 Guarantee and User Choice. It is important to carefully consider your training options before committing to a training course as this may exhaust your entitlement to further Queensland Government subsidised training.
To view the Queensland Department of Education and Training Year 12 Graduates Fee-Free Training Program Fact Sheet, please click here.
You can access fee-free training in high priority areas if you start training with VIbe College, an approved training provider, within a year of graduating from Year 12.
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