The User Choice program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.
The program aims to provide funding aligned to the skill needs of industry and respond to changing government priorities.
The program provides the flexibility for apprentices, trainees and their employers to select a preferred Supervised Registered Training Organisation (SRTO) from a list of pre-qualified suppliers for the delivery of nationally recognised, accredited training to meet their specific needs. The program works in conjunction with the Commonwealth Australian Apprenticeships System, under which apprentices and trainees (also known in some jurisdictions as “Australian Apprentices”) enter into legally binding training contracts with their employers and receive structured training to achieve a nationally recognised qualification.
QTIS provides comprehensive information on all apprenticeships and traineeships that are approved in Queensland, including the priority level and government contribution.
Free apprenticeships for under 25s offers fully subsidised training for 139 priority apprenticeships and traineeships through the Queensland Governments User Choice choice program. (Not applicable to CITs AHC30616 Cert III Production Horticulture traineeship).
Student Contribution Fees do apply to certain applicants and are charged at the rate of $1.60 per nominal hour based on the nominal hours for each enrolled unit of competency . There are some categories for exemption of these fees. If you fall into any of the exemption categories listed below please advise us immediately:
Construction Industry Training must charge 40 per cent of the Student Contribution Fee where the student falls into one or more of the following exemption categories:
Construction Industry Training may apply a full exemption from the Student Contribution Fee where:
Achieve Your Training RequirementsAchieve greater career opportunities Ongoing and Above industry standard