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What is the Higher Level Skills Program?
The Higher Level Skills program delivers a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to complete their first Certificate IV qualification. The Queensland Government provides this subsidy, to help make training more affordable and accessible for you. Higher Level Skills funding is available for the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance, delivered by Onfit Training College.
Are You Eligible?
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.
In addition to the standard eligibility requirements, specific restrictions and/or exemptions may apply to participation in certain subsidised qualifications. Any additional eligibility requirements will be based on industry advice or requirements under the relevant national training package and will be detailed in the Priority Skills List.
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What course is this funding available for?
HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
At Onfit, the Higher Level Skills program is available for the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance. The Allied Health Industry is one of the largest growing employment sectors in Australia.
This qualification will enable you to become an Allied Heath Assistant, Physiotherapy Assistant, Community Rehabilitation Assistant or Exercise Assistant.
How does it work?
Subsidised Course Fees
If you meet the eligibility criteria, the Queensland Government will subsidise the cost of the education and training for your Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance with Onfit Training College. This subsidy will cover all costs, less the mandatory co-contribution fee.
What is the Co-contribution Fee?
A contribution to the cost of training and assessment services — called a co-contribution fee — must be made by you, the student. This can also be paid by a third party (e.g. employer).
The Co-contribution Fees for the Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance with Onfit Training College are:
- Non-concessional Co-contribution Fee: $160
- Concessional Co-Contribution Fee: $80
Concessional status occurs if:
(a) you hold a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card issued under Commonwealth law, or are the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card and you are named on the card
(b) you provide us (Onfit Training College) with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that you, your partner, or the person of whom you are a dependant, is entitled to concessions under a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card
(c) you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
(d) you have a disability
(e) you are an adult prisoner