Year 12 graduates have been able to access free training in high priority areas since January 2014.

To be eligible for free training, Year 12 graduates need to start 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.

Free training applies to high priority qualifications available under the Queensland Government's Certificate 3 Guarantee program or User Choice program, which funds training and assessment services for apprenticeships and traineeships. To find out more on the high priority qualifications available, visit the Queensland Skills Gateway.

Participant eligibility

To be eligible to access free training, individuals must:

  • have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent certification
  • enrol and start an apprenticeship, traineeship or training with an approved training provider in a high priority qualification by 31 December the year after graduating (e.g. 2017 graduates have to start by 31 December 2018)
  • permanently reside in Queensland.

Eligibility rules also apply.

More information

For further advice contact the department by phone on 1300 369 935, email or read the frequently asked questions.

Related information

Last updated 2 August 2018

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