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Assisting you with Your Study

We have a Range of Funding Options available

PPS College and Gold Coast Trades College have a range of options to assist students in the payment of their studies. We are proud to be listed as a preferred Registered Training Organisation for a variety of Queensland and national funding solutions. You may be eligible to have some or all of your training fee funded under one of the following programs. Contact us today to discuss your payment plan options.

The User Choice 2017-20 program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.

The program aims to provide funding aligned to the skills needs of industry and respond to changing government priorities.

The three-year policy from 1 July 2017 recognises that employment-based training aligned to skills shortages is a critical priority for the Queensland Government.

Read more about User Choice funding.

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

The Certificate 3 Guarantee is targeted at certificate III qualifications because they are considered the entry-level qualification most often needed to gain employment in many industry sectors.

Read more about Certificate 3 Guarantee funding.

Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) is a program that enables students to gain nationally recognised qualifications while at school. Students learn skills and knowledge required for specific industries.

VETiS can be undertaken in years 10, 11 and 12, and can count towards the Queensland Certificate of Education.

Read more about VET in Schools funding.

CSQ Funding

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an industry-funded body that supports the workforce in the building and construction industry. There are several different funding programs through CSQ.

Follow the links below to find out more:

Apprentice Advance+ Program

CSQ Short Courses

CSQ Skills Assessment and Gap Training (SAGT)

CSQ High Level Skills (HLS)

The User Choice 2017-20 program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.

The program aims to provide funding aligned to the skills needs of industry and respond to changing government priorities.

The three-year policy from 1 July 2017 recognises that employment-based training aligned to skills shortages is a critical priority for the Queensland Government.

Read more about User Choice funding.

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

The Certificate 3 Guarantee is targeted at certificate III qualifications because they are considered the entry-level qualification most often needed to gain employment in many industry sectors.

Read more about Certificate 3 Guarantee funding.

Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) is a program that enables students to gain nationally recognised qualifications while at school. Students learn skills and knowledge required for specific industries.

VETiS can be undertaken in years 10, 11 and 12, and can count towards the Queensland Certificate of Education.

Read more about VET in Schools funding.

CSQ Funding

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an industry-funded body that supports the workforce in the building and construction industry. There are several different funding programs through CSQ.

Follow the links below to find out more:

Apprentice Advance+ Program

CSQ Short Courses

CSQ Skills Assessment and Gap Training (SAGT)

CSQ High Level Skills (HLS)

Contact us to discuss your funding and payment plan options