Queensland Higher Level Skills - Educare College
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Queensland Higher Level Skills

The Higher Level Skills program provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to access subsidised training in selected certificate IV or above qualifications, and priority skill sets.
The aim is to assist individuals to gain the higher-level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in priority industries or to transition to university to continue their studies. Employers may also be able to access training to address workforce development needs. Click here for further information.
  • You are eligible for Higher Level Skills Program if:
  • You are 15 years of age or older
  • Have finished or left secondary school
  • Are a Queensland resident
  • Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrant) or temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permit on the pathway to permanent residency or a New Zealand citizen
  • You do not hold or are not currently enrolled in a certificate 3 or higher level qualification (certificate 3 qualifications completed prior to 1995 or at school do not apply)
  • You are currently employed. Employment status does not matter, nor is there any minimum education requirement, except the standard entry requirements for the course

The Higher Level Skills program is funded by the Queensland Government.

What qualification/s do Educare College offer under Higher Level Skills?


Qualification Name Number of Units Student
Co-contribution fee & *Cost per UoC
Co-contribution fee (concession) & *Cost per UoC


CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care




28 x $3.57142857
per unit


28 x $1.78571429
per unit


CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (Early Childhood Teacher Bridging Program)




23 x $4.34782609
per unit


23 x $2.17391304
per unit


CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services




16 x $6.25
per unit


16 x $3.125
per unit


CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care




25 x $4.00
per unit


25 x $2.00
per unit

CHCSS00070 Assist Clients with Medication skill set
(HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication)




2 x $10.00
per unit


2 x $5.00
per unit

*UoC = Unit of Competency

Please note:

  • Course fees include all resources and materials.
  • Pricing is the same for both classroom delivery and external study. Class timetables subject to numbers.
  • The co-contribution fee may be paid on behalf of the student by the employer or another third party.
  • Students who do not meet the eligibility criteria for Higher Level Skills Funding, fees will be calculated at the Fee-For-Service rates.
Other Information:

Concessional Participants defined as follows:

(a) the Participant holds a Health Care concession card or Pensioner concession card issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a Health Care concession card or Pensioner concession card, and is named on the card; or

(b) the Participant can provide an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the Participant, his or her partner or the person of whom the Participant is a dependant, is entitled to concessions under a Health Care or Pensioner concession card; or

(c) the Participant is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person.

Additional Information: 

  • Participants will no longer be eligible for further subsidised training under the Program once they complete the Higher Level Skills qualification.
  • Participants will be required to complete the Training and Employment Survey within three months after training.
  • Participants undertaking some Qualifications are required to undertake vocational placement as it forms part of your assessment.  This will require you to work (unpaid) in a live working environment.  Duration of vocational placement will depend on your specific course requirements.
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