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Australian Group Training provides training under the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program as part of the Queensland Government’s Working Queensland jobs plan.

The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification. It also supports Queensland’s Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing fee-free training in high priority qualifications.

What qualifications does Australian Group Training offer under the Certificate 3 Guarantee?

Australian Group Training offers BSB30115 Certificate III in Business and SIT30713 Certificate III in Hospitality under this program.

Eligibility for Certificate 3 Guarantee

Entry into a Certificate 3 Guarantee funded program is not automatic. Students wishing to enrol in and be funded under the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Over 15 years of age and no longer at school (exception – VETis students)
  • Queensland resident
  • Not enrolled in or have already completed a Certificate III or higher level qualification (excluding VETis students, qualifications completed at school or year 12 graduates)
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, permanent resident (including humanitarian), temporary resident with necessary visa and on a pathway to permanent residency

Eligibility must be substantiated before you are accepted into your qualification and your enrolment is confirmed. Documents that may be provided to support eligibility are detailed in Appendix B of the Student Handbook.

All students should be aware that if you are completing a qualification funded under Certificate 3 Guarantee, you will no longer be eligible for a subsidised place under this program once you complete a qualification level targeted through the program. With this in mind, it is important that you make an informed choice on the qualification you wish to complete.

Year 12 graduates can access fee-free training in high priority areas if they start training with an approved training provider within a year of leaving school.

The fee-free training will apply to high priority qualifications available under the Queensland Government’s Certificate 3 Guarantee program or User Choice program, which funds workplace-based apprenticeship and traineeship training.

High priority qualifications are qualifications which provide training in the skills most needed by employers and industry.

To be eligible to access fee-free training, you must:

  • have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent certificate that confirms you have completed Year 12 in Queensland
  • enroll and start training with an approved training provider by the end of the calendar year following the completion of Year 12
  • live permanently in Queensland.

Within three (3) months of the completion of your qualification or cancellation of your enrolment, you will be invited to participate in an Employment Outcomes Survey. We are obligated as a pre-qualified supplier of the Department of Education and Training to conduct these surveys to enable the Department to identify outcomes achieved through this program.

Further information on the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program including a Certificate 3 Guarantee Student Fact Sheet is available for download from the Department of Education and Training website at

Eligibility for User Choice

In order to be eligible for a funded traineeship under the User Choice Program you must be:

  • You must be employed (permanent full time or part time) and sign or have signed a training contract with your employer
  • Be over the age of 13 years (unless otherwise specified in the training package)
  • Not be considered an existing worker (i.e. have been employed for more than three (3) months full time or twelve (12) months part time
  • Not be considered a casual worker
  • For school based traineeship, be in Year 10 – 12 at school and have signed a school based training contract
  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen

More information on the User Choice Program is available for download from the apprenticeship info website at and

Eligibility for a Traineeship in Western Australia

In order to complete a traineeship in Western Australia you must:

  • Be at least fifteen (15) years of age
  • Be of minimum school leaving age (if you have not attained the minimum age to leave school, you must have attained the support of the school principal before entering into a training contact – evidenced to confirm this will need to be supplied to AGT)
  • Be an Australia citizen or hold an applicable visa that enables employment and participation in training (visa conditions apply)
  • Not be the owner or partner in the organisation entering into the training contract
  • Not be in a sub-contracting arrangement with the employer

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Certificate 3 Guarantee
Fact Sheet


Student Enrolment Form