TAFE Priority Training Program

The TAFE Priority Training Program, funded by the Queensland Government, will provide extra support to eligible Queensland residents by reducing the upfront costs involved with studying a specific range of certificate III, certificate IV and diploma programs.

A Second Chance to Study

If you already have a qualification (including certificates, diplomas and degrees) but would like to improve your career prospects, train for a new occupation or pursue your passion then now is the time to contact us as you may also be able to benefit from the Queensland Governments TAFE Priority Training Program.

The TAFE Priority Training Program is all about providing Queenslanders with even more access to training in qualifications in high priority areas as funded by the Queensland Governments Certificate 3 Guarantee and Higher-Level Skills programs. The courses offered by CQUniversity in the high priority areas are listed below.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for training:

  • You must be aged 15 years or older.
  • You must be no longer at school.
  • Permanently reside in Queensland.
  • You must 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. Please note: defence personnel, while they may hold evidence of residency, do not meet eligibility/intent of the funded programs.
  • Not be enrolled in another certificate III or higher-level qualification or other subsidised programs at the same time.
  • You will be eligible for a second chance only – not a third or fourth chance. Dual qualifications are considered to be two separate qualifications and therefore ineligible for second chance funding.
  • A second chance does not apply to school students under VETiS.
  • Students must pay a co-contribution fee where required under C3G or HLS policies, and in accordance with CQU fees policy.
  • All other Certificate 3 Guarantee and Higher Level Skills policy arrangements apply
  • Some courses may require the student to be an existing worker in the related industry.

Eligible students need to be enrolled and commenced training by September 2020 to participate in this funding. Any gap in your studies may result in you losing access to this funding. Please carefully consider your training options before committing to a training course as this may exhaust your entitlement to further Queensland Government subsidised training.

High Priority 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.