Queensland school leavers will be given fee-free training in core skills areas from next year in a bid to boost frontIine services and build the state’s economy.
11 high-priority qualifications would be available fee-free under the Certificate III Guarantee if students started their training in the calendar year after completing Year 12. Year 12 graduates will also be able to access fee-free apprenticeships and traineeships in high-demand industries under the User Choice program from January 1 next year.
The 11 Certificate III qualifications available fee-free under the Certificate III Guarantee from January 1 for this year’s Year 12 graduates are: Manufacturing Technology, Laboratory Skills, Drilling oil/gas (onshore), Arboriculture, Landscape Construction, Parks and Gardens, Water Operations, Aged Care, Home and Community Care, Children’s Services, Disability Services.
For details on Great Skills. Real Opportunities, the Certificate III Guarantee and User Choice programs visit www.training.qld.gov.au.