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GOVERNMENT SUBSIDISED TRAINING

First Door is dedicated to developing inspired, knowledgeable, skilled and valued educators
 

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First Door provides Queensland Government subsidised training, throughout Queensland. This means there is a range of options for eligible people to study for free, or for as little as $10 or $25 per unit.

Government funding requirements

To be eligible for Queensland Government subsidised training you must:

  • be an Australian citizen; or
  • be a New Zealand passport holder that has resided in Australia for the last six months
  • hold permanent residency status in Queensland

Student co-contribution fee

If you're eligible for Government funding towards the cost of your Early Childhood qualification, you will still need to pay $25 per unit as a portion of your study costs. This co-contribution fee includes all training costs, including your enrolment fee. First Door is required to charge and collect payment of the Student contribution fee, as detailed in Skills Assure Supplier Policy, for User Choice and Queensland VET Investment Programs.

Note: School students under 17 years of age in February of the year provided with training, and school graduates that start the course within 12 months of completing year 12 are able to study fee-free.

Certificate lll in Early Childhood Education and Care: Funding options

 

Traineeship 

See full information about traineeships here.

Read about employer benefits and responsibilities - including details about Priority Wage Subsidy

Certificate 3 Guarantee - [Queensland VET Investment Program]

The Certificate 3 Guarantee (C3G) Queensland Government funding is for eligible school leavers and adults to complete their first Certificate lll qualification, providing they do not have any higher qualifications. 

  • Please read the DESBT student fact sheet about C3G funding
  • Eligible students are required to contribute towards the cost of their course.
  • You will arrange for a monthly payment of $25 for the student contribution fee, as detailed in your fee payment agreement.
Read more about C3G training with First Door and to apply complete the C3G Agreement form

Fee-free training for Year 12 graduates

To be eligible for Year 12 Graduate fee-free training, you must:
  • meet the requirements of Certificate 3 Guarantee funding eligibilty.
  • have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent certification.
  • permanently reside in Queensland.
  • enrol in the Certificate lll in Early Childhood Education and Care course, by the end of the calendar year following completion of Year 12.

If you are eligible for the fee-free training for Year 12 graduates then you are not requried to pay any unit fees or student contribution fees.  
Please read the DET student fact sheet about Year 12 graduates fee-free training


C3G Plus (previously Back to Work Boost funding)

As from 1 January 2022, Certificate 3 Guarantee Plus provides eligible jobseekers with a “second chance” at accessing subsidised training. This funding helps you to become qualified in a different qualification, at the same level as a prior qualification that you already hold.

For example, if you have a Certificate lll in hairdressing or retail and want to become qualified in the Certificate lll in Early Childhood Education and Care to be employed as as an Early Childhood educator.
This funding supports you to gain:
- Second qualification at Cert 3 level where no higher level qualification exists
- Second qualification at Diploma level

C3G Plus eligibility and target groups:
- Women
- Young people (15-24 years)
- People aged 45 years and over
- Unemployed people for 52 weeks or more
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- People with a disability

You are required to live in Queensland, in eligible regions: Central QLD, Far North QLD, North QLD, North West QLD, South East QLD (North), South East QLD (South), South West QLD, Whitsundays/Mackay/Isaac, Wide Bay Burnett.

Eligible employment statuses: Unemployed people and those at-risk of losing employment.

Please use this link to apply, and for more information about C3G PLUS funding.



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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care: Funding options



Apprenticeship

See full information about Apprenticeships here

Read about employer benefits and responsibilities - including details about Priority Wage Subsidy


Higher Level Skills - [Queensland VET Investment Program]

Higher Level Skills funding is for eligible people to upskill to a Diploma qualification. To apply for Higher Level Skills funding you may have previously achieved up to a Certificate lll qualification, but not higher than Certificate lll level.  

  • Please read the student fact sheet about Higher Level Skills funding
  • Eligible students are required to contribute towards the cost of their course.
  • You will arrange for a monthly payment of $25 for the student contribution fee, as detailed in your fee payment agreement.

Read more about Higher Level Skills (HLS) training with First Door and complete the HLS Agreement form

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Contact us to learn more