What is a “QLD Government Subsidy”?

This is a common question that we get asked here at Q Academy. The Higher Level Skills program is a Queensland Government initiative to support eligible students access subsidised training in priority qualifications. To find out more, watch the video below.

Higher Level Skills (HLS)

The principal aim is to help individuals gain the higher-level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry or transition to university to continue their studies.

While eligible courses may be funded by the Queensland Government, individuals will need to contribute to the cost of training through the listed co-contribution fee.

Eligibility Checklist

To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills program, individuals must:

  • be aged 15 years or over;
  • be no longer at school;
  • permanently reside in Queensland;
  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen; and
  • not hold, and not be enrolled in, a certificate IV or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.

The Queensland government will pay a higher concessional subsidy to encourage and support participation by disadvantaged students. Concessional student status applies when:

(a) the student holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner or a dependent of a person who holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card and is named on the card;

(b) the student provides the PQS with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the student, his or her partner, or the person of whom the student is a dependant, is entitled to concessions under a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card;

(c) the student is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;

(d) the student has a disability; or

(e) the student is an adult prisoner

For any further questions or information on eligibility for the Higher Level Skills subsidy, please contact one of our friendly Career Specialists.

Contact Our Team Find Out If You're Eligible

Student Fees

HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Co-Contribution FeesOnline DeliveryOn-Campus Hybrid Delivery
Non-Concessional Students$221 total ($17 per unit of competency)$442 total ($34 per unit of competency)
Concessional Students$156 total ($12 per unit of competency)$208 total ($16 per unit of competency)

The fees listed above include the $100 material fee for the on-campus course and $109.95 material fee for the online course. The material fee is for your student shirt, oil, oil bottle and holster.

Q Academys HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy is now eligible for a Queensland Government Higher Level Skills (HLS) Subsidy. Available at our Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast campuses.

No, Q Academy is now able to offer the HLT42015 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy for eligible students in Queensland. With locations in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, we have successfully trained over 2,500 thousand people.

This is available online. And on-campus isn’t fully on-campus it is the FLEX delivery…we could explain that further instead of the section on TAFE.

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