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Student Information

If you're interested in doing a course with us at Leather Training Australia, take a look through the information below to find out more.

Enrolment Information

Funding Options

Funding Options


The Queensland Government invests in training based on industry advice to provide Queenslanders with the skills they need to gain meaningful and sustainable employment through the provider of their choice.​ Government funding is directed to minimise skills shortages, focus on training for jobs that are in demand in our critical industries, and increase the number of Queenslanders with formal post-school qualifications.

The Queensland Skills Gateway includes a tool to help you check if you are eligible for government subsidised training in Queensland.​ Under the Queensland VET Investment Plan there are a number of programs available - view them here.

To offer training and assessment services subsidised by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT), a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) must be pre-approved by DESBT to become a Skills Assure Supplier (SAS).


The Certificate III Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school Certificate III qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career. It also supports school students to access training and Queensland’s Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing free training in high priority qualifications.

The program is open to any Queensland resident aged 15 years or over who is no longer at school (with the exception of VET in Schools students) and is an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency. Prospective students must not have or be enrolled in a Certificate III level or higher qualification (not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training).

The amount of your out-of-pocket expense will vary depending on the course you undertake and the training provider you choose. The fee may be paid on your behalf by an employer or another third party unrelated to the pre-qualified supplier (PQS), but cannot be paid by the PQS. Under Free TAFE for Year 12 Graduates, eligible graduates train for free in high priority qualifications identified by the Queensland Government.

Certificate III Guarantee Fact Sheet

Certificate III Guarantee Program

The User Choice 2017-20 program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees. The program provides the flexibility for apprentices, trainees and their employers to select a preferred registered training organisation (RTO) from a list of pre-qualified suppliers (PQS) for the delivery of accredited training to meet their specific needs.

School-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SATs) are available in many occupations in Queensland. Students should be in either year 10, 11 or 12, but may be able to enter a SAT prior to starting year 10 in exceptional circumstances. In these circumstances, a business case must be submitted to the department and approved prior to commencing the SAT.

To be eligible for a government contribution towards the costs of training, an apprentice or trainee must have entered into a training contract for a qualification that is funded by the department and be registered in the department’s registration system DELTA. The training provider selected to deliver the training must hold a pre-qualified supplier (PQS) status for the nominated qualification.

Usually students are required to pay a co-contribution fee. In some cases though, an RTO may provide either a partial or full exemption for a student in respect to the co-contribution fee. SATs are not required to pay a co-contribution fee while they are still at school, but may be required to pay fees once their training contract has been converted to full-time or part-time post school. Your SRTO will provide in detail its fees and charges policy, including full costs method of collection, refunds and exemptions prior to enrolment.

User Choice Program

South Australia

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To find out if you're eligible for funding in South Australia, click the link below and answer the questions.


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For more information on funding options available in Tasmania, click the button below.


Continuing registration as a national VET regulator
(NVR) registered training organisation.

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