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What is JobTrainer?

In response to the COVID 19 pandemic, the Australian government, in partnership with the state and territory governments, are providing free and low-fee training through the Job Trainer Fund (“JobTrainer”).   This initiative is aimed at supporting job seekers, school leavers and young people to access the skills and training needed to find employment.   JobTrainer is focussed on providing qualifications to enter growth areas in the economy, providing people with the greatest opportunity for employment and long-term career progression as the Queensland economy recovers from the pandemic.

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible for training funded by JobTrainer prospective students must:

  • 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
  • have finished school or no longer be at school (including home schooled)
  • not be enrolled in training (includes vocational education and training (VET) and higher education courses)
  • either be a (i) Job Seeker OR (ii) School Leaver / Young Person as defined below:
    • Job Seeker means an individual aged 15 years or older who is:
      • out of work; or
      • in receipt of income support payments.
    • School Leaver or Young Person means an individual who is aged 17 to 24 years, regardless of employment status.
    • All students will be required to provide proof of their School Leaver or Young Person status

Students are able to access JobTrainer regardless if they hold existing qualifications.  Please note that only one certificate or diploma level qualification can be funded under JobTrainer.

What Courses are Covered and What Will It Cost?

Skills Generation is now offering a select number of courses funded through JobTrainer to eligible students in Queensland.

Qualifications up to and including Certificate III are fully funded for eligible students with no additional fees. There is a Job Trainer Co-Contribution fee up to $150 for Certificate IV and Diploma level qualifications.


Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

Cost $0



Certificate III in Individual Support*

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Cost $0

Cost $0


Certificate III in Education Support

Cost $0


Certificate III in Community Services

Cost $0


Certificate IV in Youth Work

Cost $100


Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention

Cost $150


Entry into Care Roles Skill Set

Cost $0


Certificate III in School Based Education Support

Cost $0


Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention

Cost $100

* Individual Support classification applies to courses in Disability, Ageing, and Home and Community Care offered by Skills Generation

How Do I Apply?

Please go to our online eligibility form and complete an obligation free assessment - we will contact with you with the results.  If you have any questions please contact student Services at or call us on 1800 838 295

Enrolments in JobTrainer will be open until 30 September 2021 with all training to be completed by 30 June 2022.

Additional Information:

Certain courses require students to undertake work placement within that industry. 

Further information is available from the Queensland Government.