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 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 available 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.

TAFE Priority Training Program funding is applicable to unit enrolments. As the funding is limited, future unit enrolments may not be subsidised by this program. This funding will be available until June 30, 2020.

High Priority Courses

The following list outlines all courses that may be subsidised.