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Funding: Higher Level Skills
Study mode: Workplace
Availability: QLD only
Co-Contribution Fees:$250 concessional or $300non-concessional


As part of the Queensland Government five year training reform plan, three funding programs have been developed as a key initiative in upskilling the workforce.

Funding includes the following programs:

  1. Traineeships and Apprenticeships
  2. Certificate 3 Guarantee
  3. Higher Level Skills

Under these programs, the Queensland Government will subsidise the cost for a variety of qualifications ranging from Certificate II to Diploma level.

Your benefits

Students who partake in the training offered under the 2017-18 Annual VET Investment Plan will learn the skills needed to exceed the requirements in their job role. Students will also be trained in an industry with a large skills gap, keeping you ahead of the market. Training costs are largely subsidised to help students attain their first post-school qualification.

For more information, please see the VET Investment Website.

Higher Level Skills

The Higher Level Skills funding program is offered to students wanting to study a Certificate IV qualification or higher. It is suitable for candidates who have had a few years of experience in the hospitality industry and wish to advance their career.

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Residency Age Schooling and Prior Qualification Eligibility Concessions
Students must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident residing in Queensland Students must be aged 15 years or over Students have finished secondary school or left school. Prospective students must not have or be enrolled in a Certificate IV level or higher qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundations skills training Concessions may be available for Health Care card holders
Fees and Pricing
Individual Type  Fee
Co-Contribution fee per concessional individual $250
Co-Contribution fee per non-concessional individual $300

Information about student Co-contribution fees

Student co-contribution fees represent the total cost to the student to enrol, tuition fees, services fees, materials fees and all other costs associated with delivering the training and assessment services and be awarded the qualification. The fee may be paid on behalf of the student by the employer or a third party.

Please select from one of the options below:

  • Non-Concessional Student

Total Fee: $300

*all fees to be paid prior to commencement of training

  • Concessional Student

(concession not applicable where a Commonwealth Government Agency i.e. Job Services Australia is paying student fees on behalf of the student)

Total Fee: $250

*all fees to be paid prior to commencement of training


During enrolment students must provide proof of one of the below:

  • I hold a health care concession card or pensioner concession card issued under Commonwealth law, or I am the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a health care concession card or pensioner concession card, and my name is on the card
  • I have an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that I or my partner or the person of whom I am a dependant, is entitled to concessions under a health care or pensioner concession card
  • I am an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • I have a disability
  • I am an adult prisoner.


Refund Policy

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that students and staff are fully aware of the way in which students fees and refunds are to be handled.

It is the policy of QTHC to have fair and reasonable financial dealings with students.

Refund of student fees received

A refund of all or part of the student fee or concession fee may be given in the following exceptional circumstances:

  • You have overpaid the student fee or concession fee
  • You have enrolled in a course that has been cancelled by QTHC.
  • You formally advise QTHC, before training commences and with no attendance or participation in training, that you are withdrawing from the course. Please note, participation in training includes; commencement of RPL; delivery of training manual or releasing on-line units.
  • In the case of a participant who wishes to withdraw from a course or program due to illness, QTHC may, at it’s own discretion, allow a refund of the fees. The person concerned must produce satisfactory evidence of the circumstances of his/her withdrawal, such as medical certificates.  A cancellation fee may be incurred.


Requests for refunds must be made in writing to QTHC within 14 days of leaving the course

Direct Debits

QTHC will not refund any student fees paid via direct debits.  These student fees are paid monthly and start after enrolment.  Students must notify QTHC in writing 30 days prior to course cancellation to stop further direct debit payments.

Early Course Cancellation

If a student cancels within the first month of their enrolment, a non-refundable administration fee of $250 will apply.  All other course fees (not including uniform and material fees where applicable) will be refunded.

If a student cancels their enrolment after the first month but before the end of the 3rd month, a $250 non-refundable administration fee will apply plus 50% of the total course fee.

If a student cancels their enrolment after the 3rd month, no refund will apply.

QTHC Cancellation Policy

Programs may be cancelled by QTHC due to minimum enrolments to commence course not being met.

Reasonable notice of cancellation including an offer of transfer to another program within eight (8) weeks will be given to participants.  If QTHC cannot honour the transfer within the eight (8) week period, QTHC will refund full fees

Student Exemption

Student fee exemptions are available to students that are able to substantiate claims for severe financial hardship through valid evidence.  Please speak with your QTHC consultant.


If any fees are not paid and QTHC deems it necessary to engage a debt collection agency to collect the outstanding amount, all costs associated with debt recovery will be payable and added to the outstanding debt

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