Government subsidised training available at Asset College
The User Choice program is part of the Queensland Government’s VET Investment Plan.
The User Choice 2016-17 program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.The program aims to provide funding aligned to the skill needs of industry and respond to changing government priorities.
The program provides the flexibility for apprentices, trainees and their employers to select a preferred registered training organisation (RTO) from a list of pre-qualified suppliers for the delivery of nationally recognised, accredited training to meet their specific needs. 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.
Asset College has been approved to deliver the following qualifications under the User Choice program:
To be eligible for the User Choice program, you must enter a formal traineeship agreement with your employer.
Funding Priority Levels
The funding priorities under the User Choice 2016-17 program are:
The User Choice funding priorities are determined from national and state data in conjunction with industry input, and are reviewed annually.
Priority Population Groups
Priority Population Groups (PPG) are those declared on the national Apprenticeship/Traineeship Contract, such as individuals of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin, individuals from a non-English speaking background and individuals with a disability, impairment or long term condition.
Individuals identified as belonging to a PPG undertaking a Priority Two or Priority Three qualification will receive 100 per cent of the government contribution.
School-Based Apprentices and Trainees
School-based apprentices and trainees receive funding aligned to the priority level of the qualification.
Existing workers, irrespective of whether they belong to Priority Population Groups, are eligible for funding only when undertaking Priority One qualifications.
Student Contribution Fees
The Queensland Government subsidises the cost of undertaking an approved Qualification however all participants will be required to contribute a co-contribution fee.
Click Here (Link to fee schedule doc download) to view the current fee schedule
Student Support Service
Details regarding our policies and procedures, including Student Support Services are available in our Student Handbook.
If you require assistance with accessing this information or require support, please Contact Us.
Terms and Conditions
Applications are subject to approval by Asset College’s Head Office. Submitting a completed application does not guarantee approval of funding. Training cannot commence until you have received written confirmation of your application being approved.
Further information about User Choice program is available at www.training.qld.gov.au