Higher Level Skills Courses


The Higher Level Skills program as funded by the Queensland Government provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to access subsidised training in selected certificate IV or above qualifications, and priority skill sets.

The aim is to assist individuals to gain the higher level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in priority industries or to transition to university to continue their studies. Employers may also be able to access training to address workforce development needs.

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 Higher Level Skills Fact Sheet and additional information on their Higher Level Skills site.

Higher Level Skills Program, Courses are available for study


Who is Eligible for Higher Level Skills Program?

The Higher Level Skills 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 on the pathway to permanent residency.

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

Please Note: If you qualify for the Higher Level Skills 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 Higher Level Skills program must contribute toward the cost of their training.

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.