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Fee-free training for Year 12 graduates

Are you wondering what to do after Year 12?

 Free-Free Training

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Fee-Free Training

If you're a Queensland resident, have just finished year 12 and are keen to start your studies within the next calendar year, you might be eligible to study fee free.

The Queensland government has identified a number of industries with a high demand for trained workers. To help fill these gaps, they will pay the full cost of a number of certificate III qualifications in high-priority study areas under the Certificate 3 Guarantee and User Choice programs. We want school leavers to gain the important skills and training they need before starting their university studies or careers


You can access fee-free training if you:

  • have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent certification
  • enrol and start an apprenticeship, traineeship or training, with an approved training provider in a high priority qualification by the end of the calendar year following completion of Year 12
  • Permanently reside in Queensland and be an Australian citizen or permanent resident

How much will I have to pay?

You won't have to pay any tuition fees but you may have to cover other costs associated with your training (e.g. textbooks).

How do I start training?

You can only access the subsidy once, and it may mean you cannot receive further training subsidies from the Queensland Government, so it's important you choose the right qualification for you.

Get tips and advice to help you choose the right qualification

For more info, check out the Training Queensland website or visit your nearest TAFE Queensland North Campus, phone 1300 656 959 or email info.north@tafe.qld.edu.au.