Subsidised Training

Certificate 3 Guarantee

The Certificate 3 Guarantee program provides eligible Queenslanders access to one subsidised training place, achieving their first post-school certificate III level qualification to gain a job or improve their employment status. Certificate III level qualifications are considered entry-level for employment in most industries, and are also the education level where significant employment and career benefits are realised by graduates. Check out the Certificate 3 Guarantee Student Fact Sheet to learn more.

To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee program, you must:

  • Be aged 15 years or above, and no longer at school
  • Permanently reside in Queensland
  • Be 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
  • Not hold, and not be enrolled in, a certificate III or higher-level qualification. This does not include qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training

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Qualifications Available

TAM has been approved to deliver the following qualifications under these programs:

Certificate 3 Guarantee 

CPC30318 Certificate III in Concreting

CPC31111 Certificate III in Steelfixing



The Queensland Government subsidises the cost of undertaking an approved Qualification however all eligible participants are required to pay a Co-contribution Fee. The following Co-contribution Fees may be paid by the student, on behalf of the student by the employer or a third party.


Certificate 3 Guarantee Program
QualificationFee Structure & Payment TermsEligibilityCost
CPC30318 Certificate III in Concreting (20 Units of Competency)Co-contribution Fee will be charged upon enrolment. Payment due prior to commencement of training.*Concessional$20.00

$1.00 per Unit of Competency

Non Concessional$40.00

$2.00 per Unit of Competency

CPC31111 Certificate III in Steelfixing

(17 Units of Competency)

Co-contribution Fee will be charged upon enrolment. Payment due prior to commencement of training.*Concessional$17.00

$1.00 per Unit of Competency

Non Concessional$34.00

$2.00 per Unit of Competency

* Concessional student status applies when (proof of this evidence will be required):
  • The student holds a health care concession card or pensioner concession card issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a health care concession card or pensioner concession card, and is named on the card
  • The student provides TAM with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the student, his or her partner or the person of whom the student is a dependant, is entitled to concessions under a health care or pensioner concession card
  • The student is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • The student has a disability
  • The student is an adult prisoner

*Credit Transfers and Gap Train Units are not inclusive of the Total Contribution Fee


 CSQ supports the Queensland Building and Construction industry by providing funds for training and skills development. TAM is a funded provider delivering training and assessment services for employers and workers to assist skills development and trade recognition. For more information please contact your local TAM office.

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