Certificate 3 Guarantee

What is the Certificate 3 Guarantee?

The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III level qualification. It also supports Queensland’s Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing fee-free training in high-priority qualifications. CHARLTON BROWN® is a pre-qualified supplier approved by the Queensland Government to deliver publicly funded training and assessment. Please read the Department of Education and Training Student Fact sheet here.

What courses can I study with CHARLTON BROWN®?

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) 
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) 
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support
CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services

*Vocational/work placement is required for all the above listed qualifications.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee a participant must:

  • not hold or be undertaking a Certificate level III or higher qualification*
  • be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland
  • have finished secondary school or no longer be at school
  • be aged 15 years or above.

Please also visit courses for more information on specific course entry requirements.

*If you completed a Certificate III qualification while in secondary school, you may still be eligible to receive a government subsidy for a Certificate III course with CHARLTON BROWN®.

How much will it cost?

  • A contribution to the cost of training and assessment services — called a co-contribution fee — must be made by students undertaking a certificate III level qualification.  A student co-contribution fee is required for all qualifications. The cost is charged at a unit of competency level so the price will vary depending on the course you enrol in and your individual circumstances.
  • Co-contribution fees are listed below.
  • The CHARLTON BROWN® refund policy is available here.
  • The full fee applicable for your enrolment will be invoiced once you are accepted into the program.
  • A $100 deposit is required to confirm your enrolment. Flexible payment plans are available for the remaining balance across the duration of your studies.

Year 12 Fee Free

To support Queensland’s Year 12 graduates to successfully transition to employment, the government is offering fee-free training in high priority qualifications under the Certificate 3 Guarantee.  To be eligible for fee-free training, the student must meet the above Certificate 3 Guarantee eligibility criteria and:
• have evidence of completing Year 12 in Queensland
• enrol in a high priority qualification under the program with a PQS
• commence training within 12 months of graduating Year 12 (i.e. by the end of the calendar year after completing Year 12).

Co-Contribution Fee

Qualification

Non-Concessional

Co-Contribution Fee

Concessional

Co-Contribution Fee*

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care 

$550

$30.55 per unit of competency

 $150

$8.33 per unit of competency

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

$700

$53.85 per unit of competency

$175

$13.46 per unit of competency

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

$700

$53.85 per unit of competency

$175

$13.46 per unit of competency

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)

$700

$53.85 per unit of competency

$175

$13.46 per unit of competency

CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support

$586

$34.47 per unit of competency

$146.50

$8.61 per unit of competency

CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services

$360

$30 per unit of competency

$180

$15 per unit of competency

As vocational placement is a requirement of all courses, students must obtain a Police Certificate (national search of criminal history using name only).  The cost of this is included in the co-contribution fee.

*please note that proof of concessional eligibility is required.