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Other Pricing and Funding

PPS College and Gold Coast Trades College have a range of options to assist students in the payment of their studies.

 

Payment Plans

Need help paying for your qualification? If you are not eligible for any of the below funding, and cannot pay the full course fee up front, PPS College and Gold Coast Trades College offer a Payment Plan. Payment Plans must be arranged prior to enrolment.

PPS College and Gold Coast Trades College will not take payments in advance from a student of more than $1,500. If course fees are more than this, a payment plan will be negotiated with the student prior to enrolment for payment of the fee balance.

Contact us today to discuss your Payment Plan options. 

Funding

PPS College and Gold Coast Trades College 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.

Fee For Service

Please enquire at the college about our current fee schedule.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports 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.

For detailed information, please click here for the Queensland Government training site.

Students who meet the concessional status requirements for this funding and provide the required evidence, as set by Qld Government, will be required to pay half of the advertised co-contribution fee for the course being undertaken.

Concessional student status applies when the student:
(a) holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card, or is the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card and is named on the card
(b) is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
(c) has a disability

As you can only access the Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidy once (unless undertaking a pre-apprenticeship pathway qualification noted below), it is important you choose the right course for you to take full advantage of this opportunity.

Unanswered questions?

If you require further information on VETiS, please refer to the policy documents on the VETiS page and VETiS frequently asked questions page.  

Qualifications Available

Subsidised Qualifications

Non-concessional student contribution fee Concessional student contribution fee
AHC30916 – Certificate III in Landscape Construction $105 $30
BSB30115 – Certificate III in Business $84 $24
BSB30215 – Certificate III in Customer Engagement $84 $24
BSB30415 – Certificate III in Business Administration $91 $26
CPC30313 – Certificate III in Concreting $140 $40

Pre-Employment Program

CPC10111 – Certificate I in Construction

UEE22011 – Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) 

 

$55

$199

 

$22

$99

Pre-Employment Program

RII20115 – Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation

RII20115 – Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work Preparation (Roller Ticket Included)

$55

 $450

$22

 $225

VETiS (Vocational education and training in Schools)
Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) is the delivery of nationally recognised qualifications to school students, providing them with the 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.

VET can also be undertaken while a young person is still enrolled at school through a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SAT).

For detailed information, please click here for the Queensland Government training site.

Eligibility

All Queensland secondary school students in Years 10, 11 and 12 can access VET within any recognised qualification across a range of industries in a school environment; however VET investment funding can only be used for those qualifications identified as employment stream qualifications.

Unanswered questions?

Take a look at the VETiS student fact sheet.

 

Qualifications Available

Subsidised Qualifications Student Fee (Contribution)
CPC10111 – Certificate I in Construction $0
AUR20716 – Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation $0
UEE22011 – Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) $0
Higher Level Skills
The Higher Level Skills Program aims to assist individuals to gain the higher level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry, or to transition to university.

For detailed information, please click here for the Queensland Government site

Funding Concessions
Students who meet the concessional status requirements for this funding and provide the required evidence, as set by Qld Government, will be required to pay half of the advertised co-contribution fee for the course being undertaken. Concessional student status applies when the student:
(a) holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card, or is the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card and is named on the card
(b) is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
(c) has a disability

Eligibility

The program is open to any Queensland resident aged 15 years or over, who is no longer at school and is an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and on the pathway to permanent residency. Prospective students must not have or be enrolled in a certificate IV or higher qualification (not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training).

You can only access the Higher Level Skills program subsidy once, so it is important that you take the time to carefully consider your training options and compare different providers and their fees before committing to a course of study.

Unanswered questions?

Take a look at the Higher Level Skills student fact sheet.

Qualifications Available

Subsidised Qualifications Non-concessional Student contribution fee Concessional Student contribution fee
CPC40110 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) $480 $240
User Choice
The User Choice 2017-2020 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 skill needs of industry and respond to changing government priorities.

For detailed information, please click here for the Queensland Government site.

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive subsidised training under the User Choice program you must:

  • be employed in an approved apprenticeship or traineeship
  • have entered a training contract for a qualification funded by the government
  • have selected a training provider that is a pre-qualified supplier (a government-approved training provider).

Qualifications Available

Course Code Title Approximate Student Contribution Fee
BSB30115 Certificate III in Business $576
BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration $240
AHC30916 Certificate III in Landscape Construction $1465.60
AHC31116 Certificate III in Production Nursery $1568
CPC30111 Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying $1516.60
CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry $1654.40
CPC30313 Certificate III in Concreting $1440
CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating $1753.60
CPC31211 Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining $1283.20
CPC31311 Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling $1378.20
CPC31411 Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing $1158.40

How much will I need to pay?

The government pays part of your training costs directly to us. The cost to you as a student is based on the nominal hours that you do during the course. You will be charged at a rate of $1.60 per nominal hour. Your total nominal hours will vary based on the electives that you choose and your personal learning journey.

Funding Concessions

School based students are exempt from fees – as long as they continue on with their employer once they leave school they will not have to pay any fees for their whole apprenticeship. If they do change their employer one they have gone full-time, they will have to start paying the fees.

Concessional exemption of fees (40% of the current rate – $0.64 per nominal hour) is available for:

(a) holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card, or is the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card and is named on the card

(b) is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

(c) has a disability

The amount may be between 50% and 100% of your course costs depending on the priority of the qualification and your eligibility for Fee-free Year 12 subsidised training.

You pay the remaining training costs (a co-contribution fee) to PPS College or Gold Coast Trades College