The JobTrainer Fund supports job seekers, school leavers and young people to access the skills and training they need to find work, re-enter the labour market or explore new work opportunities available as Queensland’s economy recovers.
What training can I enrol in?
A number of qualifications and short courses currently in demand by industry are subsidised under JobTrainer, with more to be included based on feedback from employers regarding future job demand.
To find a JobTrainer short course or qualification you may be interested in, check out the JobTrainer priority course list.
Can I enrol in more than one short course or qualification?
Under JobTrainer you may only complete one qualification, but you can enrol in multiple short courses. You also can’t enrol in more than one short course or qualification at a time.
And if you have previously completed a qualification you may still be eligible to enrol in a JobTrainer short course or qualification, as JobTrainer is about offering people a chance to retrain and gain new skills and qualifications.
Am I eligible to undertake training?
To be eligible to enrol in a short course or qualification funded under JobTrainer you must:
- permanently reside in Queensland, and
- be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen, and
- have finished school or no longer be at school (including home schooled), and
- not already be enrolled in training (includes VET and higher education courses), and
- not have previously completed a qualification funded under the JobTrainer Fund, and
- either be a job seeker or a school leaver or young person.
What is the definition of a job seeker?
A job seeker means an individual aged 15 years or older who is:
- out of work, or
- receiving income support payments.
What is the definition of a school leaver or young person?
A school leaver or young person means an individual who is aged 17 to 24 years, regardless of their employment status.
What will it cost me to complete a short course or qualification?
Short courses and lower level qualifications (up to a certificate III level) are fully funded by the Queensland Government, with eligible students required to pay no fee.
Higher level qualifications (certificate IV and higher) will be funded at higher concessional subsidies, with eligible students required to pay a low fee of no more than $400.
The out-of-pocket expenses will vary depending on the higher level qualification you choose to enrol in and the approved training provider you choose to study with.
A co-contribution fee (if required) may be paid on behalf of a student by an employer or another third party but cannot be paid or waived by the training provider, or any organisation related to the training provider, unless approved by the department.
How do I enrol in my preferred short course or qualification?
You can search the MySkills website for a full list of qualifications and short courses available, and the training providers currently approved to deliver them.