Funded Course Programs


Call us on 1300 136 904 to see which funding program is best suited for you

Please Note: enrolling in one of the below funded programs may affect future eligibility for other funded programs.

 

Queensland

User Choice Program – funded by the Queensland Government

The User Choice program provides public funding for the delivery of accredited, entry level to advanced trade training to apprentices and trainees.

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.
The Queensland User Choice program enables apprentices, trainees and their employers to select a preferred Registered Training Organisation (RTO) from a list of pre-qualified Suppliers for the delivery of accredited training to meet their specific needs.

Will I need to contribute to the cost of training?
The majority of the costs of the training are covered by the Queensland State Government. However, there is a State Government mandatory Student Tuition Fee requirement and an Enrolment Fee is payable by either the employer or the employee. The final amount payable will not be known until after enrolment when any Credit Transfers or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is completed and the amount of required GAP training is identified.

If Gap Training is required charged at $1.60 per nominal hour.

What training is available?

Subsidies are provided for a select number of Certificate level, Diploma and Advanced Diploma level qualifications. Outsource Institute currently offer:

CourseMax Student Tuition Fee
BSB30115 | Certificate III in Business$880.00
BSB30415 | Certificate III in Business Administation$1,016.00
CPC30511 | Certificate III in Dogging$812.80
CPC30711 | Certificate III in Rigging$1,100.80
CPC30911 | Certificate III in Scaffolding$761.60
MEM20105 | Certificate II in Engineering$512.00
MEM30205 | Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade$1,536.00
MEM30305 | Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade$1,536.00
MEM30505 | Certificate III in Engineering – Technical$688.00
MEM40105 | Certificate IV in Engineering$2,112.00
MEM50212 | Diploma of Engineering – Technical$2,080.00
RII30813 | Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations (Superseded)$1,968.00

For detailed information in regards to what is funded and eligibility under this program, please refer to this website Training Queensland – What is funded or contact 1300 136 904

Certificate III Program – funded by the Queensland Government

The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides subsidies to assist Queenslanders obtain their first post-school Certificate level III qualification.

A Certificate III is the first level of post-school qualification shown to have a significant impact on a person’s employment and earnings. It is also the level of qualification usually required to get a job in industries such as; aged care, child care, hospitality and small business.

To help students who may need to develop skills before undertaking a certificate III course, the Certificate 3 Guarantee will also cover foundation skills including language, literacy and numeracy as well as Certificate I and II Qualifications that lead to the Certificate III.

Will I need to contribute to the cost of training?

Individuals undertaking training must contribute to their training costs through a ‘co-contribution fee’. The fee may be paid on behalf of the individual by an employer or another third party.

What training is available?

Subsidies are provided for a select number of Certificate III level qualifications. Outsource Institute currently offer:

CourseCo-contribution Fee
BSB30115 | Certificate III in Business$300
BSB30415 | Certificate III in Business Administration$300

For detailed information in regards to what is funded and eligibility under this program, please refer to this website Training Queensland – Students or contact 1300 136 904

Higher Level Skills Program – funded by the Queensland Government

The Higher Level Skills program supports eligible individuals to complete a nationally recognised Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level qualification or a priority skill set, to gain the higher level skills required to:

  • secure employment or advance their career in a priority industry; or
  • to transition to university to continue their studies.

The Higher Level Skills program will also provide eligible employers or industry with the capacity to address current workforce development needs that are adversely impacting on productivity where individual employees meet the program’s eligibility requirements.

Outsource Institute of Technology has been pre-approved by The Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE) as a pre-qualified supplier (PQS) to deliver training and assessment services.

How does the program work?

The subsidy is paid directly to the RTO as training is delivered and reported to DETE.

Will I need to contribute to the cost of training?

Individuals undertaking training must contribute to their training costs through a ‘co-contribution fee’. The fee may be paid on behalf of the individual by an employer or another third party.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible to undertake training under Higher Level Skills program, prospective students must meet the following eligibility criteria. You must:

  • be aged 15 years or above and no longer at school
  • permanently reside in Queensland
  • be an Australian Citizen, Australian permanent resident, including humanitarian entrant, a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen: and finally
  • not hold or be enrolled, in a Certificate IV or higher level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills.

What training is available?

Subsidies are provided for a select number of Certificate level, Diploma and Advanced Diploma level qualifications, and priority skill sets critical to productivity within the workplace. Outsource Institute currently offer:

CourseCo-contribution Fee
BSB40415 | Certificate IV in Small Business Management$300*
CPC30511 | Certificate III in Dogging$300*
CPC30711 | Certificate III in Rigging$300*
CPC30911 | Certificate III in Scaffolding$300*
MEM40105 | Certificate IV in Engineering$2112* # ($500 RPL Assessment Only)
MEM50105 | Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade$5280* #
MEM50212 | Diploma of Engineering – Technical$2223* #
MEM60112 | Advanced Diploma of Engineering$5325* #

*Learning material resources included. Face to face training attract additional fees and will be discussed prior to enrolling into the course. Loan schemes are available.

# RPL Assessment – $500. Payment plans available.

For detailed information in regards to what is funded and eligibility under this program, please refer to this website Training QLD – Higher Level Skills Program or contact us on 1300 136 904

Northern Territory

USER CHOICE PROGRAM – FUNDED BY THE Northern Territory GOVERNMENT

The objective of the User Choice Funding Program is to increase the responsiveness of the vocational education and training sector to meet the needs of clients through the encouragement of a direct and market driven relationship between individual public and private training providers and clients.

User choice funding is provided to registered training organisations to provide training and assessment to apprentices and trainees to achieve nationally recognised qualifications.

The User Choice Funding Program allows employers, together with the apprentices and trainees they employ, to choose which registered training organisation (RTO) will provide them with the training and assessment services and to negotiate key aspects of the training such as where, how and when it will be provided.

Under the NT User Choice Funding Program, approved RTOs are funded for the provision of accredited training and assessment services to apprentices and trainees based on the nominal hours of the qualification paid at the appropriate industry rate. An additional loading is applied to training and assessment services provided to students in regional and remote areas.

Will I need to contribute to the cost of training?
The majority of the costs of the training are covered by the Northern Territory Government. However, there is a Student Tuition Fee requirement and an Enrolment Fee is payable by either the employer or the employee. The final amount payable will not be known until after enrolment when any Credit Transfers or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is completed and the amount of required GAP training is identified.

If Gap Training is required it will be charged at $1.60 per nominal hour. Maximum $2,200.00 for full qualification.

What training is available?

Subsidies are provided for a select number of Certificate level, Diploma and Advanced Diploma level qualifications. Outsource Institute currently offer:

CourseMax Student Tuition Fee
MEM40105 | Certificate IV in Engineering$2,200.00

For detailed information in regards to what is funded and eligibility under this program, please refer to this website Northern Territory Government – User Choice Funding Policy or contact 1300 136 904

Western Australia

Future Skills WA PROGRAM – FUNDED BY THE western Australia GOVERNMENT

Future Skills WA is about investing in training that equips people to take up jobs that are, or will be, in high demand in Western Australia. To do this, Future Skills WA provides a guaranteed, subsidised training place for eligible students enrolled in courses that are deemed State priority qualifications, where a training place is available.

Apprenticeships and traineeships are a priority for the State Government, as are foundation skills. Other priority training areas are identified on the State’s priority industry qualifications list. By encouraging people to train in these vital areas, employers have access to the skilled workers they need today and in the future.

Future Skills WA courses are delivered by TAFE colleges and specially selected private registered training providers. These are known as preferred private training providers.

Will I need to contribute to the cost of training?
All Future Skills WA courses are heavily subsidised by the Government of Western Australia. However, there is a Student Tuition Fee requirement and an Enrolment Fee is payable by either the employer or the employee. The final amount payable will not be known until after enrolment when any Credit Transfers or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is completed and the amount of required GAP training is identified.

If Gap Training is required it will be charged at $3.25 per nominal hour for a non-concession student or $0.97 per nominal hour for a concession student, please refer to this website Department of Training and Workforce Development – VET Fees and Charges Policy for all fees and charges that may be applicable.

Who is eligible for fee concessions?
Students who are eligible for fee concessions in 2016 are:

  • holders (and their dependants) of either a pensioner concession card, repatriation health benefits card or health care card;
  • recipients (and their dependants) of AUSTUDY, ABSTUDY or Youth Allowance;
  • inmates of a custodial institution (and their dependants); and
  • students born on or after 1 July 1998 who are at least 15 years of age.

What training is available?

Subsidies are provided for a select number of Certificate level, Diploma and Advanced Diploma level qualifications, and priority skill sets critical to productivity within the workplace. Outsource Institute currently offer:

CourseStudent Maximum Co-contribution Non-ConcessionalStudent Maximum Co-contribution Concessional
MEM30205 | Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade$2,808.00$838.08

For detailed information in regards to what is funded and eligibility under this program, please refer to this website Future Skills WA – Training or contact 1300 136 904

Federal

Trade Support Loans – funded by the Australian Government

What are Trade Support Loans?
Trade Support Loans are loans paid in instalments totalling up to $20,000 over four years. These loans are intended to assist apprentices with everyday costs while they complete their apprenticeship. Eligible trade Australian Apprentices may apply (opt-in) for regular instalments according to their needs.

How do Trade Support Loans work?
Trade Support Loans are a more effective method of assisting eligible apprentices with their everyday cost while they undertake their apprenticeship. The programme provides apprentices with up to $20,000 as an income contingent loan, compared with the Tools For Your Trade payments that ceased on 30 June 2014.

For detailed information in regards to what is funded and eligibility under this program, please refer to this website Australian Government – Trade Support Loans or contact 1300 136 904