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Queensland Higher Level Skills

The Higher Level Skills programs gives eligible Queenslanders access to government subsidised training. This subsidy covers up to and including one post-school certificate level IV or higher qualification in priority training areas. The Higher Level Skills subsidy for a course is paid to the training provider to reduce the cost of the course for eligible Queenslanders. The Higher Level Skills program is funded by the Queensland Government.

You are eligible for Higher Level Skills funding 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 IV or higher level qualification (Certificate IV to Advanced Diploma qualifications )
  • You are currently employed. Employment status does not matter, nor is there any minimum education requirement, except the standard entry requirements for the course

What will it cost me to participate?

Course fees associated with your training are subsidised by the Queensland Government, leaving only a compulsory student contribution enrolment fee.

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

CHC50113  Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Student Contribution Fees:
Non – Concessional:  $99
Concessional: $49

View the Higher Level Skills Information Sheet

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.