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Funding options

There are numerous funding options available for people who study with us and for employers who take on apprentices. Check out the available funding options below to see if you're eligible.

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Funding

View the range of courses and competencies available for funding and enrol now as places are limited.

Access full or part funding for qualifications such as:

  • Short Courses
  • Certificate I in Construction (fully funded) 
  • Gap Training
  • Higher Level Skills such as Certificate IV, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas.

Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program

Registered Trade Skills Pathway Program

Designed for existing workers aged over 21 years in the manufacturing, engineering and construction industries, this Queensland Government funded program provides an opportunity for workers to gain formal qualifications outside traditional apprenticeship programs.

For more information, please view the brochure.

Industry Partnerships Strategy

The Industry Partnerships Strategy aims to increase participation and achievement of essential industry qualifications and priority skill sets and increase the skills profiles of participating organisations.

The strategy provides funding up to a maximum of $400,000 per project, with the amount dependent on the nature of the training, assistance to be provided, and the number of participants targeted by the project. Successful organisations would contribute 50% of the overall project costs to meet training needs.

Every participant must be enrolled in training under the Certificate 3 Guarantee, the Higher Level Skills Program or in other training that has been approved by the Queensland Government as a priority through the strategy assessment process.
The full list of funded Certificate 3 Guarantee and Higher Level Skills qualifications is available on the Queensland Training Subsidies List.

School to Trade Pathway Incentive for Employers of School-based Apprentices

Under the Queensland Government's School to Trade Pathway incentive, employers may be eligible for a $5,000 bonus payment if they commence a school-based apprentice, which is then converted to a full-time arrangement.

For more information please visit the Queensland Government training website.

Trade Support Loans

Intended to assist apprentices with everyday costs, Trade Support Loans are paid in instalments and can total up to $20,000 over the four year term of an apprenticeship.

More information about Trade Support Loans is available on the Australian Apprenticeships website.

Funding for Employers

The Australian Government also provides apprenticeship incentives for employers, including:

  • Australian School-based Apprenticeship Incentive
  • Assistance for Australian Apprentices with a Disability
  • Support for Adult Australian Apprentices

For more information regarding employer incentives, visit the Australian Apprenticeships website.


 For any additional information, contact our Client Service Centre on 1800 654 447.