In Queensland, Traineeships and Apprenticeships are funded by the Queensland Government Department of Employment, Small Business and Training under the User Choice Policy 2017-2020.
The program aims to provide funding aligned to the skills needs of the industry and respond to changing government priorities. The policy recognises that employment-based training aligned to skills shortages is a critical priority for the Queensland Government.
The program provides the flexibility for apprentices, trainees, and their employers to select a preferred registered training organisation (RTO) such as Mathisi, for the delivery of training to meet their needs. The User Choice program works in conjunction with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN), under which apprentices and trainees enter into legally binding training contracts with their employers and receive structured training to achieve a nationally recognised qualification. To find information on services an AASN provides or locate one in your area see: https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/apprentices/aasn
Queensland Training Information Service (QTIS) provides comprehensive information on all apprenticeships and traineeships that are approved in Queensland, including the priority level and government contribution. Further information can be found on the QTIS website http://www.qtis.training.qld.gov.au/
Student contribution fees are set under this policy at $1.60 per nominal hour and for students who meet the eligibility criteria for partial exemption, the cost will be reduced to 40% of the standard student contribution fees. Fees are reviewed annually by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training and may be altered at various times throughout your training at their discretion.
For more information on User Choice funding and eligibility contact us directly on 1300 404 218 or see: https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/providers/funded/userchoice
User Choice funding is available for eligible students for:
- BSB30115 Certificate III in Business
- BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration
- SIR20216 Certificate II in Retail Services
- SIR30216 Certificate III in Retail