Higher Level Skills

Looking to gain advanced skills to secure employment or further your career?

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.


Higher Level Skills Program

The Higher-Level Skills program aims to assist individuals to gain the higher-level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry, or to transition to university to further their studies.

As a condition of your enrolment, you will be required to complete a student training and employment survey within three months of finishing or discontinuing your training.

View the Higher Level Skills Program Fact Sheet.

The program provides eligible individuals with access to one subsidised training place in priority certificate IV level and above qualifications or priority skill sets.

Once eligible individuals successfully complete a qualification through this program, they will no longer be eligible for further subsidised training under this program.

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Eligibility Criteria

This program is open to individuals who are:

• Queensland resident aged 15 or over
• No longer at school
• Australian or New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and on the pathway to permanent residency
• Not holding, and not enrolled in, a Certificate IV level or higher qualification (not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training).
• Students can check online their eligibility: http://www.skillsgateway.training.qld.gov.au/Eligibility#citizen_permanent

Courses Available and Costs to the Participant

What courses are offered by Queensland International Institute (RTO NO: 31353) under “Higher Level Skills”?



Terms and Conditions

For more information about the Higher Level Skills Programs funded by the Queensland Government Department of Employment, Small Business and Training please email: [email protected]

  • Availability of funding is subject to change without notice at the discretion of the Queensland Government
  • Students are required to make a co-contribution fee.
  • The Student co-contribution fee is charged and collected prior to enrolment. Student Contribution Fees must be paid to Qii prior to applications being considered by direct deposit. These fees will be refunded for unsuccessful applications or credited in full towards another course with Qii
  • Participant will be required to complete a Training and Employment Survey within three months of completing or discontinuing the course
  • Delivery mode: Blended learning (face to face, distance learning or RPL - A Qii educational specialist will discuss your requirements with you and an individual training plan will be established based on your skills, knowledge and experience.

Concession Eligibility

How do you qualify concession fees?

Concessional student status applies when:

  • The student holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card and is named on the card
  • The student is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • The student is a school student and is enrolled in a VETiS program (may include young people in detention)
  • The student has a disability
  • The student is an adult prisoner.

※Summary of AQTF or VET Quality Framework Audit Information

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