Australian permanent residents (including humanitarian entrants), and temporary residents of Australia with visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, may be entitled to subsidised training through funded programs under the Queensland Annual VET Investment Plan.
To maximise opportunities for individuals living in Queensland on long-term pathways to Australian permanent residency, there are 66 visa subclasses (XLSX, 27 KB) which are eligible for subsidised training in Queensland. Common features of these visa subclasses include permanent stay status, eligibility to receive Australian Government Centrelink support, and the ability to apply for permanent residency status after defined periods of time.
The list of registered training organisations (RTOs) approved to deliver subsidised training is published on the Queensland Skills Gateway.
Eligible individuals may choose their preferred RTO from this list and must provide a copy of the visa, granted to them at time of entry into Australia, when they apply for subsidised training.
The subsidy is paid directly to the RTO as training is delivered and reported to the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.