What is the Higher Level Skills Funding Program?

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.

What course is offered under the Higher Level Skills Funding?
Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills funding the student must be:

  • Aged 15 years or older
  • No longer at school
  • Not hold or be undertaking a Certificate level III or higher qualification
  • Be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland
  • not be enrolled in another qualification, not including foundation skills training.

Concession Eligibility

Students who meet any of the following requirements below at the time of their enrolment may be classed as a concessional student:

  • The student holds a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card issued under the Commonwealth law, or is a dependant of a person who holds a Health Care or Concession Card and is named on the card.
  • The student is an Aboriginal or Torres Start Islander
  • The student has a disability
  • The student is an adult prisoner.

Note: Proof of eligibility for concession must be provided prior to the commencement of training.

Please note that a student is no longer be eligible for subsidised training under the Higher Level Skills funding once they have completed a Diploma.

Student Contribution Fees

The Student Contribution fees include: all materials used during the course, assessment tools, access to textbooks, and support throughout your course

Credit Transfer

Students can be granted Credit Transfers towards their course with the basis of outcomes gained through participation in courses or training packages with another Registered Training Organisation.

In order for the Credit Transfers to be granted the student must supply a copy of their course transcript and allow Building Futures Education to access their USI Transcript. Information on how to give access will be emailed to the student during the enrolment process.

Payment Options

UPFRONT PAYMENT: Students may choose to pay up to $1500 for their course upfront. Further payments of up to $1500 can be made at a later in the students enrolment. Course fees are to be paid via bank transfer to Building Futures Education once an invoice is received.

PAYMENT PLANS : Building Futures Education offers payments plans to students who require it. Payment plans are individually created with the student to ensure they meet the needs of the student.

How To Apply

Step 1: Enrolment Enquiry – To let us know that you are interested in studying the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care complete an Enquiry Form online. We will assess your eligibility for Higher Levels Skills Funding. Once we have received this form and confirmed eligibility we will send you an information regarding your course. You will be required to send back a confirmation that you would like to go ahead training with us.

Step 2: Complete Induction course – You will be sent a link to log into our Student Management System Axcelerate to complete our online induction course. During this induction you will be given in depth information about your course and Building Futures Education. Once this is complete you will be sent the online enrolment form.

Step 3: Commence Training – You will be enrolled into the Nationally Recognised Course you have chosen with Building Futures Education and you can commence your training.