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The Queensland Vocational Education and Training Skills Supplier Agreement - User Choice 2022-2023 program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees and aims to provide funding aligned to the skill needs of industry and respond to changing government priorities.
The program provides the ability for apprentices, trainees and their employers to select a preferred registered training organisation (RTO) such as Onsite Training Solutions for the delivery of nationally recognised, accredited training to meet their specific needs and structured training to achieve a nationally recognised qualification.
• Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen
• Workplace address must be in Queensland
• Cannot have previously completed more than 2 User Choice Funded qualifications
• Need to be a permanent employee (full time or part time)
• Complete enrolment paperwork
• Trainer contacts you to complete skills assessment
• Complete training
• Receive certificate on completion of qualification
The Skills Assure - User Choice program is an initiative of the Queensland Government’s Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.
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Onsite Training Solutions Pty Ltd, Registered Training Organisation (National Provider No. 41065)
RII30920 Certificate II in Civil Construction (Pipe Laying)
RII30820 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations
RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction (Road Maintenance and Construction)
Eligible trainees and apprentices will have their qualification subsidised by the State Government under Skills Assure - User Choice arrangements.
Normally a Student Co-contribution Fee will be charged at the rate of $1.60 per nominal hour.
Exemptions or partial exemptions may apply in some circumstances, and are described below.
Nominal hours will be dependent upon the units of competency (subjects) undertaken by the participant in achievement of their chosen qualification. Additional information will be found associated with each qualification offered.
Co-contribution Fees Partial Exemption
Onsite Training Solutions must charge 40 per cent of the Student Co-contribution Fee ($0.64 per nominal hour) where the participant falls into one or more of the following exemption categories:
(b) The participant holds a health care card or pensioner card issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a health care card or pensioner concession card, and is named on the card;
(c) The participant issues Onsite Training Solutions with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the participant, his or her partner or the person of whom the participant is a dependant, is entitled to concessions under a health care card or pensioner concession card; or
(d) The participant is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.
Co-contribution Fees Full Exemption
Onsite Training Solutions will apply full exemption from the Student Co-contribution Fee where:
(a) the payment of the student co-contribution fee would cause the participant extreme financial hardship. The exemption process would need to be in place at the time of enrolment.
(b) Where credit transfer/national recognition has been applied to a Unit of Competency/Module.
(c) Where the participant is a school-based apprentice or trainee
(d) Where the participant is undertaking a qualification as part of the Skilling Queenslanders for Work – Work Skills Traineeship program
(e) Free apprenticeships for under 21s
To be eligible, an apprentice or trainee must be under 21 years of age and commence in a Training
Contract on or after 1 July 2019 in a designated Free apprenticeship qualification specified on the
department’s User Choice Price List. Other eligible apprentices or trainees are those:
• enrolled in a qualification under the Year 12 Fee Free initiative prior to 1 July 2019 and will
continue their qualification under Free apprenticeships
• under 21 years of age from 30 June 2019 and commenced in a Training Contract prior to 1 July
2019 in a designated Free apprenticeship qualification. Free apprenticeships will apply to units
of competency/modules commencing on or after 1 July 2019.
(f) Free apprenticeships for under 25s
To be eligible, an apprentice or trainee must be aged between 21 years and under 25 years of age
and commence in a Training Contract on or after 1 January 2021 in a designated Free apprenticeship
qualification specified on the department’s User Choice Price List. Other eligible apprentices or
trainees are those:
• aged between 21 years and under 25 years from 31 December 2020 and commenced in a
Training Contract prior to 1 January 2021 in a designated Free apprenticeship qualification. Free
apprenticeships will apply to units of competency/modules commencing on or after 1 January
2021. These apprentices must also not be claiming under the Free apprenticeships for under 21s