Funded Programs

Skills Assure Supplier – Funded Programs

We are a Skills Assure Supplier for Certificate 3 Guarantee Subsidy, User Choice Program for Traineeship and Higher-Level Skills


Certificate 3 Guarantee program  – Are you eligible refer to Student Fact Sheet

The Certificate 3 Guarantee is targeted at certificate III qualifications because they are considered the entry-level qualification most often needed to gain employment in many industry sectors.

Foundation skills and lower-level vocational qualifications may also be delivered in certain circumstances.

Certificate I in Maritime Operations (General Purpose Hand)
Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)
Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 metres Near Coastal)
Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal)
Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal

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

The program provides the flexibility for apprentices, trainees and their employers to select a preferred registered training organisation (RTO) from a list of pre-approved 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.

Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)
Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Master up to 24 m Near Coastal)

The Higher-Level Skills program provides eligible individuals with access to a subsidised training place in selected certificate IV level or above qualifications, and priority skill sets. – Are you eligible refer to student fact sheet

The aim is to assist individuals to gain the higher-level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in priority industries or to transition to university to continue their studies. Employers may also be able to access training to address workforce development needs.

Shipboard Safety Skill Set


For more information or to discuss options please call the WMTC on 07 4946 6710 or you can call the Queensland Government Apprenticeships Info helpline on 1800 210 210.

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