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JobTrainer Fund

As part of its Economic Response to COVID-19, the Australian Government has partnered with state and territory governments, including the Queensland Government, to provide free or low-fee training courses through its JobTrainer Fund.

Job seekers and young people, including school leavers, can now take advantage of subsidised training to learn skills for jobs in demand.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to enrol in a training place funded under the JobTrainer Fund, prospective students must:

  • permanently reside in Queensland; and
  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen; and
  • have finished school or no longer be at school (including home schooled); and
  • not be enrolled in training (includes vocational education and training (VET) and higher education courses); and
  • either be a (i) Job seeker OR (ii) School leaver/Young person as defined below:
    • Job seeker means an individual aged 15 years or older who is:
      • out of work; or
      • in receipt of income support payments.
    • School leaver or young person means an individual who is aged 17 to 24 years, regardless of employment status.

Students are eligible to access training under the JobTrainer Fund regardless of any prior qualifications completed or held. Students are only eligible to access one JobTrainer Funded certificate or diploma course.

Students may be able to undertake more than one “short course” (skill set) funded through the JobTrainer Fund, depending on any eligibility requirements for the short course, but cannot be enrolled in more than one subsidised short course or qualification at a time. Students completing a full qualification under JobTrainer will not be eligible for further qualifications or short courses.

Enrolments under the JobTrainer program are available until close of business 30 September 2021. The JobTrainer program will finish by close of business 30 June 2022. If the course is not completed by 30 June 2022 subsequent unit enrolments may be priced at the full fee rate unless a government subsidy is applicable. Government subsidies require eligibility criteria to be met and are subject to change. For current government subsidies visit TAFE Subsidised Training.

JobTrainer Funded Courses

No Fee Courses

*Lower-level vocational qualifications may also be subsidised in certain limited circumstances.

Low Fee Courses

$400 maximum tuition cost for eligible applicants completing their course by 30 June 2022.

No Fee Short Courses (Skill Sets and Part Qualifications)

JobTrainer short course only (Health support) - subsidy available for up to 4 units of competency (CHCCOM005, CHCDIV001, HLTINF001, HLTWHS001)

JobTrainer short course only (Food Service) - subsidy available for up to 6 units of competency (BSBWOR203, SITHIND002, SITHIND003, SITXCCS003, SITXCOM002, SITXWHS001)

To find more subsidised courses go to CQUni TAFE Subsidised Training or If you have any questions, please call us on 13 27 86.

Other Information

  • Some courses may require the student to be an existing working in the related industry.
  • VET Student Loans are not available for JobTrainer recipients.
  • Please carefully consider your training options before committing to a training course as this may exhaust your entitlement to further Queensland Government subsidised training.
  • Further information is available from the Queensland Government.
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