Assessing your eligibility for the Certificate 3 Guarantee

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Assessing your eligibility for the Certificate 3 Guarantee

If you’re planning to study aged care in Queensland, the Certificate 3 Guarantee (C3G) funding could be just the funding you need to get started. Known also as C3G, this Queensland state government initiative provides a helping hand to those who are looking to gain qualifications across various industries.

So, who is eligible for C3G funding and how do you go about accessing it? And what’s the Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost? Let’s cut to the chase and tackle the answers to these questions.

Understanding the Certificate 3 Guarantee

As the name suggests, this funding is targeted at those who are ready to undertake their first Certificate III level qualification, for example the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support. The goal of the C3G funding is to help Queenslanders to get qualified and make accessing meaningful aged care and other jobs in high demand that much easier. It is designed to link you to training opportunities that will genuinely help you to find meaningful employment.

To be eligible, you need to tick a few boxes. Your qualification needs to be listed on the Priority Skills List and you also need to ensure that you are choosing to study with a reputable RTO that has been approved. The Certificate 3 Guarantee is available only when you train with a pre-qualified supplier (PQS), such as Royal College.

If the booming aged care sector is your chosen study area, then the team here at Royal College of Healthcare can help to confirm your eligibility and find the right course to take the first steps towards a career in aged care.

While the Certificate 3 Guarantee will cover some of your training costs, you will be required to co-contribute. This amount will depend on your concessions and varies between training providers, so it’s best to clarify the exact contributions required in your research.

To get you started, you might be eligible if you:

  • Are a Queensland resident aged 15 years or over who is no longer at school (with the exception of VET in Schools students)
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency.
  • Have never enrolled in or qualified with a certificate III level or higher qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundations skills training.

Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost

While the name is similar, the Certificate 3 Guarantee Boost is a different Queensland funding initiative. If you’re a jobseeker who is currently unemployed or if you are at risk of becoming unemployed, this could be a funding option for you.

According to the Back to Work government website, to be eligible you must:

  • Live in Queensland
  • Participate in training aligned to local employment opportunities and
  • Not eligible for subsidised training under the Certificate 3 Guarantee

Participants must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • Be unemployed and need new skills to obtain a job or,
  • Be at risk of losing their job and require reskilling to move to alternative employment opportunities or,
  • Be working, but looking to increase hours of work or shift from part-time to full-time employment.

Don’t get overwhelmed — get in touch!

Don’t let funding options overwhelm or confuse you. We can help clarify your eligibility for C3G funding so you can get on with making the right decision for your future in the aged care industry.

Contact us today to discuss your funding options!


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