What is Higher Level Skills?
The Higher Level Skills program provides a government subsidy in selected certificate IV or above qualifications and priority skill sets to help individuals gain the higher level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry.
The Program is for any Queensland resident who does not already hold, or is not already enrolled in, a post-school Australian certificate IV or higher level qualification this includes any equivalent certificate IV or higher – level qualification irrespective of whether the qualification is through a university degree, apprenticeship or traineeship pathway. (Note: not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.)
To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills Program a participant must be:
- Queensland resident
- Aged 15 years or over
- No longer at school
- Not hold a Certificate level IV or higher qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training
- Not be enrolled in another qualification, not including foundation skills training
- Be 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.
Please be aware that the students enrolling into the CHC62015 must be an existing worker in the Community Services and Health industry and may already hold a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification prior to enrolment. However, to be eligible, the previous qualification must not have been funded through the Higher Level Skills Program.
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Am I eligible for Concessional Co-contribution fee?
Students who meet any of the following requirements below at the time of their enrolment are entitled to the concessional co-contribution fees of the course:
- the student is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
- the student holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card issued under Commonwealth law, 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
- the student has a disability
- the student is an adult prisoner
Please note: Proof of eligibility for concession must be demonstrated prior to the commencement of training.
What courses are funded?
Where can I get more information?
Students should read the information provided by the State Training Authority website here:
More information can be found in the factsheet here.
More information on the program is available here.
What is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?
RPL is an assessment only process for experienced workers who are seeking formal recognition of their existing skills and knowledge.
What is Credit Transfer
Credit transfer (sometimes known as advanced standing) is awarded when a student has completed the units required for a qualification at another Registered Training Organisation. This may reduce the amount of time it will take you to gain a qualification and reduce the overall cost. ACCCO provides credit transfer free of charge.