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Certificate 3 Guarantee PROGRAM

The Certificate 3 Guarantee program supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career.
It also supports school students to access training and Queensland’s Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing fee-free training in high priority qualifications.
You are eligible for Certificate 3 Guarantee 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 III or higher level qualification (certificate III 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 Certificate 3 Guarantee program is funded by the Queensland Government 

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What qualification/s do Educare College offer under Certificate 3 Guarantee?

Qualification Name

Number of Units

Co-contribution fee & *Cost per UoC

Co-contribution fee (concession) & *Cost per UoC

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support



13 x $2.30769231 per unit


13 x $0.84615385 per unit

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care



18 x $5.50 per unit


18 x $2.72 per unit

*UoC = Unit of Competency

Please note:

  • Course fees include all resources and materials.
  • FEE FREE training for year 12 graduates, for more information.
  • Pricing is the same for both classroom delivery and external study. Class timetables subject to numbers.
  • Students who do not meet the eligibility criteria for Certificate 3 Guarantee Funding, fees will be calculated at the Fee-For-Service rate
  • For more information regarding disadvantaged learners please refer to the following link: Disadvantaged learners Fact Sheet (PDF)

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 Certificate III 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.