Higher Level Skills (HLS)

This is a Queensland Government initiative that will offset the cost of a Certificate IV or higher course so that Queenslanders can gain advanced skills to secure employment or further their careers. This subsidy is available to any Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa. Students will need to co-contribute to the payment of the course. The level of the government subsidy depends on the demand for workers in your chosen field.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, you must:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or an Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with an eligible visa subclass
  • be 15 years old or over
  • live in Queensland and have left school
  • not already have, or be enrolled in a certificate IV level or higher qualification, not including qualifications completed at secondary school
  • Some courses may require the student to be an existing worker in the related industry.

For more information, check out the Higher Level Skills (HLS) Fact Sheet or visit the Queensland Government Department of Employment, Small Business and Training website, or call 13 27 86.

High Level Courses

The following list outlines all courses that may be subsidised.

If you have any questions, please call us on 13 27 86. You can also ask a question via eform.

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