The User Choice Program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.
The program recognises that employment-based training aligned to skills shortages is a critical priority for the Queensland Government. It aims to provide funding aligned to the skills needs of industry and respond to changing government priorities.
How does the program work?
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.
The Queensland Training Information Services (QTIS) website provides comprehensive information on all apprenticeships and traineeships that are approved in Queensland, including the priority level and government contribution.
- RII30820 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations
- RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction (Pipe Laying)
- RII30120 Certificate III in Surface Extraction
- CPC30320 Certificate III in Concreting
- CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry
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