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.

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Queensland

SKILLS ASSURE Program – funded by the Queensland Government

The Skills Assure 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 Skills Assure 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, a Co-Contribution Fee 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 is charged at $1.60 per nominal hour.

What training is available?

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

Course Max Student Tuition Fee Non-Concessional Max Student Tuition Fee Concessional
BSB30415 | Certificate III in Business Administration $1,016.00 $610.00
MEM30205 | Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade $1,536.00 $922.00
MEM30305 | Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication Trade $1,536.00 $922.00
MEM30505 | Certificate III in Engineering – Technical $688.00 $413.00
MEM40105 | Certificate IV in Engineering $2,112.00 $1,268.00
MEM50212 | Diploma of Engineering – Technical $2,080.00 $1,248.00

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 3 GUARENTEE – funded by the Queensland Government

The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides subsidies to assist Queenslander’s 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:

Course Co-contribution Fee Non-Concessional Co-contribution Fee Concessional
BSB30415 | Certificate III in Business Administration $800 $750

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 provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to access subsidised training in selected certificate IV or above qualifications, and priority skill set.

The aim is to assist individuals to gain the higher level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in priority industries or to transition to university to continue their studies. Employers may also be able to access training to address workforce development needs.

Outsource Institute of Technology has been pre-approved by The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) 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 DESBT.

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:

Course Co-contribution Fee Non-Concessional Co-contribution Fee Concessional
MEM40105 | Certificate IV in Engineering

Welding, Fluidpower, Maintenance, Instrumentation

$4,000 $3,500
MEM50105 | Diploma of Engineering – Advanced Trade $6,500 $6,000
MEM50212 | Diploma of Engineering – Technical $4,000 $3,500
MEM60112 | Advanced Diploma of Engineering $7,000 $4,500

*Learning material resources included.

^Gap training is priced at $2112. Learning material resources are included. Face to face training attracts additional fees and will be discussed prior to enrolling into the course. Loan schemes are available.

For more information on the subsidised qualifications and skill sets available through Outsource Institute enquire at outsourceinstitute.com.au or call 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?

Course Max 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

jobs & skills WA PROGRAM – FUNDED BY THE western Australia GOVERNMENT

Jobs & 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, Jobs & 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.

Jobs & 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 Jobs & 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.

Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.  Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees.

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?

Course Student Maximum Co-contribution Non-Concessional Student Maximum Co-contribution Concessional
MEM30205 | Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade $3,120 $936

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

South Australia

Skilling South Australia – funded by the South Australian Government

Skilling South Australia is a South Australian Government initiative that is driving growth in apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities.  If you want to study a course that will give you skills employers need, you may be able to pay reduced course fees.  If your training is subsidised, the South Australian Government pays part of your course fees for you.

Apprenticeships and traineeships are a priority for the State Government, as are foundation skills. To discover what apprenticeship and traineeship qualifications are available, see the Subsidised Training List.  By encouraging people to train in these vital areas, employers have access to the skilled workers they need today and in the future.

There are also partially funded training opportunities available outside of traineeships and apprenticeships where you can undertake training for your own personal and professional development via a general contract so long as it is a part of the Subsidised Training List.  Please inquire for more information.

Will I need to contribute to the cost of training?

The majority of the costs of the training are covered by the South Australian Sate Government, however, there is a Student Tuition Fee and an Enrolment Fee payable.  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 is charged at $3.00 per nominal hour.

Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

What training is available?

Subsidies are provided for all qualifications Outsource Institute currently offer.  If you have a qualification in mind please contact us for further information and pricing.