Funding for training

Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS)

Funding for students to undertake nationally-recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualifications while they are still at school. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/providers/funded/vetis

 Fee-free training for Year 12 graduates

Eligible Year 12 graduates can access fee-free apprenticeships, traineeships and training in high priority qualifications within the calendar year after graduating. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/training-careers/incentives/freetafe

 Certificate 3 Guarantee (C3G)

A subsidy towards the training cost for eligible individuals undertaking their first post-school Certificate 3 qualification. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/training-careers/incentives/certificate3

 Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost

The Back to Work Employment Package includes funding for eligible job seekers to undertake training that would help them to secure local jobs. Training may include ‘second chance’ training for job seekers or workers who already have a Certificate 3 (or higher) level qualification but need new or updated skills to gain, change or retain employment. For more information visit https://backtowork.initiatives.qld.gov.au/for-jobseekers/c3g-boost/

User choice and other apprenticeship and traineeship funding

Funding towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees. This program works in conjunction with the Commonwealth Australian Apprenticeships System. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/providers/funded/userchoice and www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/employer-incentives

 Higher Level Skills

A subsidy towards the training cost for eligible individuals undertaking selected certificate IV or above qualifications, and priority skill sets. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/providers/funded/higher-level-skills

Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW)

SQW is a suite of targeted skills and training programs supporting Queenslanders to gain the skills, qualifications and experience needed to enter and stay in the workforce. Funding is primarily available for community-based not-for-profit organisations.

There are seven programs that make up the SQW initiative. Those that are the most relevant to health services include:

  • Community Work Skills
    Funding for eligible community-based, not-for-profit organisations to support disadvantaged job seekers to gain a nationally recognised qualification up to Certificate 3 level in a community-based setting. Certain skill sets and lower level qualifications recognised as an appropriate entry level pathway in some industries may be funded. Includes funding for tailored learning support. Applications are accepted during two open funding rounds each year. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/community-orgs/funded/sqw/community-work-skills
  • Get Set for Work
    Funding for eligible community-based, not-for-profit organisations to support young people aged 15-19 years to gain nationally recognised training up to Certificate 3 level in a community-based setting. Includes funding for tailored learning support and foundation skills. Applications are accepted during two open funding rounds each year. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/community-orgs/funded/sqw/get-set-for-work
  • Ready for Work
    Funding for eligible community-based, not-for-profit organisations and school Parents and Citizens' and Parents and Friends' associations to run courses of up to 6-8 weeks for young people to gain the practical skills they need to successfully find work. Applications are accepted during two open funding rounds each year. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/community-orgs/funded/sqw/ready-for-work

Remote Vocational Training Scheme

A four-year vocational training program for medical practitioners in remote and isolated communities throughout rural and remote Australia. Funding is available for doctors working in rural and remote Australia and registrars in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services. For more information visit http://rvts.org.au/

Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships

Scholarships up to $18,000 for students from regional and remote areas to undertake STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) studies, including in health fields. Supports students for up to four years (or the part-time equivalent) with the costs of studying a Certificate IV to a PhD level course. Students may receive a further $500 to support an internship. For more information visit https://www.education.gov.au/rural-and-regional-enterprise-scholarships

Scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

There are a several secondary school and tertiary scholarships available. A number of the tertiary scholarships and bursaries relate to health qualifications. For more information visit https://www.qld.gov.au/atsi/education-training/other-scholarships

Teaching payment

Payment to encourage general practices to provide teaching sessions to undergraduate and graduate medical students preparing to enter the Australian medical profession. For more information visit https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/enablers/teaching-payment#a1

Rural Procedural Grants Program

Financial assistance for procedural and emergency medicine general practitioners (GPs) who provide services in rural and remote areas. For more information visit https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/services/medicare/rural-procedural-grants-program

Regional Employment Trials Program

Provides financial support for the trial regions of Townsville and Wide Bay Burnett, with $1 million per region to support local stakeholders to develop and implement tailored projects that address local employment issues and gaps. Stakeholders including employers, training organisations, not-for-profits, local governments, employment services providers and other community organisations are encouraged to develop project proposals for consideration by their local Regional Development Australia (RDA) committee. For more information visit https://www.jobs.gov.au/regional-employment-trials-program

Launch into Work

Assistance to link employers with jobactive providers and registered training organisations to co-design a pre-employment program involving training, work experience and mentoring. The program includes end-to-end recruitment services provided by jobactives, and covers the costs of training directly relevant to business needs. Other costs that may be covered include uniform, vaccinations, police checks, transport, medical checks and blue card fees. While primarily focused on creating long-term employment pathways for women, men may also be able to participate in the program, in particular for projects targeting non-traditional roles. For more information visit https://www.jobs.gov.au/launch-work-program

Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS)

Funding for students to undertake nationally-recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualifications while they are still at school. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/providers/funded/vetis

 Fee-free training for Year 12 graduates

Eligible Year 12 graduates can access fee-free apprenticeships, traineeships and training in high priority qualifications within the calendar year after graduating. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/training-careers/incentives/freetafe

Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW)

SQW is a suite of targeted skills and training programs supporting Queenslanders to gain the skills, qualifications and experience needed to enter and stay in the workforce. Funding is primarily available for community-based not-for-profit organisations.

There are seven programs that make up the SQW initiative. The program that is most relevant for school students includes:

    • Get Set for Work
      Funding for eligible community-based, not-for-profit organisations to support young people aged 15-19 years to gain nationally recognised training up to Certificate 3 level in a community-based setting. Includes funding for tailored learning support and foundation skills. Applications are accepted during two open funding rounds each year. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/community-orgs/funded/sqw/get-set-for-work

Scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

There are a several secondary school and tertiary scholarships available. A number of the tertiary scholarships and bursaries relate to health qualifications. For more information visit https://www.qld.gov.au/atsi/education-training/other-scholarships

Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS)

Funding for students to undertake nationally-recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualifications while they are still at school. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/providers/funded/vetis

 Fee-free training for Year 12 graduates

Eligible Year 12 graduates can access fee-free apprenticeships, traineeships and training in high priority qualifications within the calendar year after graduating. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/training-careers/incentives/freetafe

 Certificate 3 Guarantee (C3G)

A subsidy towards the training cost for eligible individuals undertaking their first post-school Certificate 3 qualification. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/training-careers/incentives/certificate3

 Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost

The Back to Work Employment Package includes funding for eligible job seekers to undertake training that would help them to secure local jobs. Training may include ‘second chance’ training for job seekers or workers who already have a Certificate 3 (or higher) level qualification but need new or updated skills to gain, change or retain employment. For more information visit https://backtowork.initiatives.qld.gov.au/for-jobseekers/c3g-boost/

User choice and other apprenticeship and traineeship funding

Funding towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees. This program works in conjunction with the Commonwealth Australian Apprenticeships System. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/providers/funded/userchoice and www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/employer-incentives

 Higher Level Skills

A subsidy towards the training cost for eligible individuals undertaking selected Certificate IV or above qualifications, and priority skill sets. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/providers/funded/higher-level-skills

Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW)

SQW is a suite of targeted skills and training programs supporting Queenslanders to gain the skills, qualifications and experience needed to enter and stay in the workforce. Funding is primarily available for community-based not-for-profit organisations.

There are seven programs that make up the SQW initiative. Those that are the most relevant to health services include:

  • Community Work Skills
    Funding for eligible community-based, not-for-profit organisations to support disadvantaged job seekers to gain a nationally recognised qualification up to Certificate 3 level in a community-based setting. Certain skill sets and lower level qualifications recognised as an appropriate entry level pathway in some industries may be funded. Includes funding for tailored learning support. Applications are accepted during two open funding rounds each year. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/community-orgs/funded/sqw/community-work-skills
  • Get Set for Work
    Funding for eligible community-based, not-for-profit organisations to support young people aged 15-19 years to gain nationally recognised training up to Certificate 3 level in a community-based setting. Includes funding for tailored learning support and foundation skills. Applications are accepted during two open funding rounds each year. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/community-orgs/funded/sqw/get-set-for-work
  • Ready for Work
    Funding for eligible community-based, not-for-profit organisations and school Parents and Citizens' and Parents and Friends' associations to run courses of up to 6-8 weeks for young people to gain the practical skills they need to successfully find work. Applications are accepted during two open funding rounds each year. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/community-orgs/funded/sqw/ready-for-work

Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships

Scholarships up to $18,000 for students from regional and remote areas to undertake STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) studies, including in health fields. Supports students for up to four years (or the part-time equivalent) with the costs of studying a Certificate IV to a PhD level course. Students may receive a further $500 to support an internship. For more information visit https://www.education.gov.au/rural-and-regional-enterprise-scholarships

Regional Employment Trials Program

Provides financial support for the trial regions of Townsville and Wide Bay Burnett, with $1 million per region to support local stakeholders to develop and implement tailored projects that address local employment issues and gaps. Stakeholders including employers, training organisations, not-for-profits, local governments, employment services providers and other community organisations are encouraged to develop project proposals for consideration by their local Regional Development Australia (RDA) committee. For more information visit https://www.jobs.gov.au/regional-employment-trials-program

Launch into Work

Assistance to link employers with jobactive providers and registered training organisations to co-design a pre-employment program involving training, work experience and mentoring. The program includes end-to-end recruitment services provided by jobactives, and covers the costs of training directly relevant to business needs. Other costs that may be covered include uniform, vaccinations, police checks, transport, medical checks and blue card fees. While primarily focused on creating long-term employment pathways for women, men may also be able to participate in the program, in particular for projects targeting non-traditional roles. For more information visit https://www.jobs.gov.au/launch-work-program

Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships

Scholarships up to $18,000 for students from regional and remote areas to undertake STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) studies, including in health fields. Supports students for up to four years (or the part-time equivalent) with the costs of studying a Certificate IV to a PhD level course. Students may receive a further $500 to support an internship. For more information visit https://www.education.gov.au/rural-and-regional-enterprise-scholarships

Remote Vocational Training Scheme

A four-year vocational training program for medical practitioners in remote and isolated communities throughout rural and remote Australia. Funding is available for doctors working in rural and remote Australia and registrars in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services. For more information visit http://rvts.org.au/

Scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

There are a several secondary school and tertiary scholarships available. A number of the tertiary scholarships and bursaries relate to health qualifications. For more information visit https://www.qld.gov.au/atsi/education-training/financial-help-scholarships/other-scholarships

Rural Procedural Grants Program

Financial assistance for procedural and emergency medicine general practitioners (GPs) who provide services in rural and remote areas. For more information visit https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/services/medicare/rural-procedural-grants-program

Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS)

Funding for students to undertake nationally-recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualifications while they are still at school. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/providers/funded/vetis

 Fee-free training for Year 12 graduates

Eligible Year 12 graduates can access fee-free apprenticeships, traineeships and training in high priority qualifications within the calendar year after graduating. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/training-careers/incentives/freetafe

 Certificate 3 Guarantee (C3G)

A subsidy towards the training cost for eligible individuals undertaking their first post-school Certificate 3 qualification. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/training-careers/incentives/certificate3

 Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost

The Back to Work Employment Package includes funding for eligible job seekers to undertake training that would help them to secure local jobs. Training may include ‘second chance’ training for job seekers or workers who already have a Certificate 3 (or higher) level qualification but need new or updated skills to gain, change or retain employment. For more information visit https://backtowork.initiatives.qld.gov.au/for-jobseekers/c3g-boost/

User choice and other apprenticeship and traineeship funding

Funding towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees. This program works in conjunction with the Commonwealth Australian Apprenticeships System. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/providers/funded/userchoice and www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/employer-incentives

 Higher Level Skills

A subsidy towards the training cost for eligible individuals undertaking selected Certificate IV or above qualifications, and priority skill sets. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/providers/funded/higher-level-skills

Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW)

SQW is a suite of targeted skills and training programs supporting Queenslanders to gain the skills, qualifications and experience needed to enter and stay in the workforce. Funding is primarily available for community-based not-for-profit organisations.

There are seven programs that make up the SQW initiative. Those that are the most relevant to health services include:

  • Community Work Skills
    Funding for eligible community-based, not-for-profit organisations to support disadvantaged job seekers to gain a nationally recognised qualification up to Certificate 3 level in a community-based setting. Certain skill sets and lower level qualifications recognised as an appropriate entry level pathway in some industries may be funded. Includes funding for tailored learning support. Applications are accepted during two open funding rounds each year. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/community-orgs/funded/sqw/community-work-skills
  • Get Set for Work
    Funding for eligible community-based, not-for-profit organisations to support young people aged 15-19 years to gain nationally recognised training up to Certificate 3 level in a community-based setting. Includes funding for tailored learning support and foundation skills. Applications are accepted during two open funding rounds each year. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/community-orgs/funded/sqw/get-set-for-work
  • Ready for Work
    Funding for eligible community-based, not-for-profit organisations and school Parents and Citizens' and Parents and Friends' associations to run courses of up to 6-8 weeks for young people to gain the practical skills they need to successfully find work. Applications are accepted during two open funding rounds each year. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/community-orgs/funded/sqw/ready-for-work

Teaching payment

Payment to encourage general practices to provide teaching sessions to undergraduate and graduate medical students preparing to enter the Australian medical profession. For more information visit https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/enablers/teaching-payment#a1

Regional Employment Trials Program

Provides financial support for the trial regions of Townsville and Wide Bay Burnett, with $1 million per region to support local stakeholders to develop and implement tailored projects that address local employment issues and gaps. Stakeholders including employers, training organisations, not-for-profits, local governments, employment services providers and other community organisations are encouraged to develop project proposals for consideration by their local Regional Development Australia (RDA) committee. For more information visit https://www.jobs.gov.au/regional-employment-trials-program

Launch into Work

Assistance to link employers with jobactive providers and registered training organisations to co-design a pre-employment program involving training, work experience and mentoring. The program includes end-to-end recruitment services provided by jobactives, and covers the costs of training directly relevant to business needs. Other costs that may be covered include uniform, vaccinations, police checks, transport, medical checks and blue card fees. While primarily focused on creating long-term employment pathways for women, men may also be able to participate in the program, in particular for projects targeting non-traditional roles. For more information visit https://www.jobs.gov.au/launch-work-program

Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships

Scholarships up to $18,000 for students from regional and remote areas to undertake STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) studies, including in health fields. Supports students for up to four years (or the part-time equivalent) with the costs of studying a Certificate IV to a PhD level course. Students may receive a further $500 to support an internship. For more information visit https://www.education.gov.au/rural-and-regional-enterprise-scholarships

Remote Vocational Training Scheme

A four-year vocational training program for medical practitioners in remote and isolated communities throughout rural and remote Australia. Funding is available for doctors working in rural and remote Australia and registrars in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services. For more information visit http://rvts.org.au/

Scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

There are a several secondary school and tertiary scholarships available. A number of the tertiary scholarships and bursaries relate to health qualifications. For more information visit https://www.qld.gov.au/atsi/education-training/financial-help-scholarships/other-scholarships

Rural Procedural Grants Program

Financial assistance for procedural and emergency medicine general practitioners (GPs) who provide services in rural and remote areas. For more information visit https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/services/medicare/rural-procedural-grants-program

Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS)

Funding for students to undertake nationally-recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualifications while they are still at school. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/providers/funded/vetis

 Fee-free training for Year 12 graduates

Eligible Year 12 graduates can access fee-free apprenticeships, traineeships and training in high priority qualifications within the calendar year after graduating. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/training-careers/incentives/freetafe

 Certificate 3 Guarantee (C3G)

A subsidy towards the training cost for eligible individuals undertaking their first post-school Certificate 3 qualification. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/training-careers/incentives/certificate3

 Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost

The Back to Work Employment Package includes funding for eligible job seekers to undertake training that would help them to secure local jobs. Training may include ‘second chance’ training for job seekers or workers who already have a Certificate 3 (or higher) level qualification but need new or updated skills to gain, change or retain employment. For more information visit https://backtowork.initiatives.qld.gov.au/for-jobseekers/c3g-boost/

User choice and other apprenticeship and traineeship funding

Funding towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees. This program works in conjunction with the Commonwealth Australian Apprenticeships System. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/providers/funded/userchoice and www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/employer-incentives

 Higher Level Skills

A subsidy towards the training cost for eligible individuals undertaking selected Certificate IV or above qualifications, and priority skill sets. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/providers/funded/higher-level-skills

Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW)

SQW is a suite of targeted skills and training programs supporting Queenslanders to gain the skills, qualifications and experience needed to enter and stay in the workforce. Funding is primarily available for community-based not-for-profit organisations.

There are seven programs that make up the SQW initiative. Those that are the most relevant to health services include:

  • Community Work Skills
    Funding for eligible community-based, not-for-profit organisations to support disadvantaged job seekers to gain a nationally recognised qualification up to Certificate 3 level in a community-based setting. Certain skill sets and lower level qualifications recognised as an appropriate entry level pathway in some industries may be funded. Includes funding for tailored learning support. Applications are accepted during two open funding rounds each year. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/community-orgs/funded/sqw/community-work-skills
  • Get Set for Work
    Funding for eligible community-based, not-for-profit organisations to support young people aged 15-19 years to gain nationally recognised training up to Certificate 3 level in a community-based setting. Includes funding for tailored learning support and foundation skills. Applications are accepted during two open funding rounds each year. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/community-orgs/funded/sqw/get-set-for-work
  • Ready for Work
    Funding for eligible community-based, not-for-profit organisations and school Parents and Citizens' and Parents and Friends' associations to run courses of up to 6-8 weeks for young people to gain the practical skills they need to successfully find work. Applications are accepted during two open funding rounds each year. For more information visit https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/community-orgs/funded/sqw/ready-for-work

Teaching payment

Payment to encourage general practices to provide teaching sessions to undergraduate and graduate medical students preparing to enter the Australian medical profession. For more information visit https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/enablers/teaching-payment#a1

Regional Employment Trials Program

Provides financial support for the trial regions of Townsville and Wide Bay Burnett, with $1 million per region to support local stakeholders to develop and implement tailored projects that address local employment issues and gaps. Stakeholders including employers, training organisations, not-for-profits, local governments, employment services providers and other community organisations are encouraged to develop project proposals for consideration by their local Regional Development Australia (RDA) committee. For more information visit https://www.jobs.gov.au/regional-employment-trials-program

Launch into Work

Assistance to link employers with jobactive providers and registered training organisations to co-design a pre-employment program involving training, work experience and mentoring. The program includes end-to-end recruitment services provided by jobactives, and covers the costs of training directly relevant to business needs. Other costs that may be covered include uniform, vaccinations, police checks, transport, medical checks and blue card fees. While primarily focused on creating long-term employment pathways for women, men may also be able to participate in the program, in particular for projects targeting non-traditional roles. For more information visit https://www.jobs.gov.au/launch-work-program