What is the JobTrainer?
The JobTrainer Fund aims to support 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.
As of October 2021, a new focus of the JobTrainer Fund is provision of aged care, childcare, disability care and digital skills. You can enrol in a digital skills qualification, or an aged care, childcare or disability care workforce qualification, regardless of your age or employment status.
Prospective students who have an existing qualification are still eligible to enrol in a subsidised training place as the Fund offers people a chance to retrain and gain new skills and qualifications.
The JobTrainer Fund is a jointly funded initiative of the Australian and State and Territory Governments to support an increase in low or no fees training places for jobseekers, school leavers and young people in areas of identified skills need and/or employment growth, to support them into employment.
As you can only access the JobTrainer Fund once, it is important you choose the right course for you to take full advantage of this opportunity. The JobTrainer Fund provides subsidies for only 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.
The Queensland Government’s Department of Employment, Small Business and Training administers the JobTrainer Fund . For further information please refer to their website here.
What courses are funded under JobTrainer?
CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services
To be eligible to enrol in a short course or qualification funded under JobTrainer you must:
- permanently reside in Queensland
- be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen
- have finished school or no longer be at school
- not already be enrolled in training (includes VET and higher education courses)
For further information and to check your eligibility please refer to the Department of Education and Training website here.
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.
|Qualification Description||Number of Units||Full Course Fees||JobTrainer Fee|
|CHC33015 Certificate III Individual Support||13||$2150||$0|
|HLT33115 Certificate III Health Services Assistance||15||$2450||$0|
|CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services||12||$2150||$0|
|CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure & Health||17||$2750||$400|
|CHCSS00070 Medication Skill Set||2||$485||$0|
Students can only access one training place funded under the JobTrainer Fund to
complete an eligible qualification.
Students may undertake more than one short course funded through the JobTrainer
Fund, but cannot be enrolled in more than one short course or qualification at a time.
Please note that pricing and course availability is subject to change without notice. For more information on this program you can download the Queensland Government JobTrainer factsheet.