Certificate 3 Guarantee Program (Funded by the Queensland Government)


Certificate 3 Guarantee Fact Sheet

The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III level qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career. The program also supports school students to access training and Queensland’s Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing fee-free training in high priority qualifications.

Students will no longer be eligible for a Queensland government-subsidised training if they complete the qualification level targeted through the program.

Please see the QLD government’s Certificate 3 Guarantee Fact Sheet and additional information on their Certificate 3 Guarantee site.


Certificate III Courses Available

See the BSB30415 – Certificate III in Business Administration course page for more information

Course Entry Requirements

  • Basic computer skills, including searching the internet, using digital devices and Microsoft applications, managing files, installing programs, updating software and protecting your computer
  • Adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills

Who is Eligible for Certificate 3 Guarantee Program?

The Certificate 3 Guarantee program is open to any Queensland resident aged 15 years or over who is no longer at school (with the exception of VET in Schools students) and is an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits and on the pathway to permanent residency.

Prospective students must not have or be enrolled in a certificate III level or higher qualification (not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training).

Please Note: If you qualify for the Certificate 3 Guarantee program, and you use it to enrol and complete your studies of a relevant qualification, you will not be able to access this program in the future.

Student Contribution Fee

All students under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program must contribute toward the cost of their training.

The student contribution fee for the Certificate III in Business Administration is $20 ($50 non-concessional). Students who do not meet the eligibility criteria of the Certificate 3 Guarantee program must pay the full course price of $2,210.

Definition of Concessional Participants

  • Students (or their partner or guardian) who hold a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card;
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students;
  • School students enrolled in a VETiS program;
  • Students with a disability; or
  • Students who are adult prisoners.

Other Notes

A participant can be unemployed and seeking work or working on a full-time, part-time or casual basis.

Acceptance is subject to eligibility criteria and availability.*

*In-Class option may not be offered if there are insufficient enrolments.