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Course Funding Options

When you study with ThinkPoint you have the option to pay now, take advantage of our interest free payment plans or take advantage of full government or employer funding options.

If you are not sure of what’s best for you and your circumstances just call us anytime and we will help you with your options and choices so there is no barrier to getting your qualifications fast!

You can select from these Funding options –

Queensland Certificate 3 Guarantee Program

The Certificate 3 Guarantee is a key initiative under the Queensland Government’s five year reform action plan for the vocational education and training sector – Great skills. Real opportunities.

For eligible participants, the Certificate 3 Guarantee will deliver a minimum entitlement to a State Government subsidised Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) certificate level III qualification.

The primary intent of the Certificate 3 Guarantee is the delivery and completion of certificate level III qualifications which lead to employment or career progression.

The Certificate 3 Guarantee complements the existing Queensland Government User Choice arrangements for apprenticeship and traineeship training. The amount of subsidy provided will depend on the demand for skilled workers in the area of study.

Eligible training participants can only access Certificate 3 Guarantee through approved training providers (Pre-qualified Suppliers) such as ThinkPoint. Students should expect to contribute to the cost of their training through a student contribution fee .Prospective students are only eligible for one subsidised training place for a certificate level III qualification.


  • Not hold or be currently undertaking a certificate level III or higher qualification. This does not include certificate level III qualifications completed while at secondary school
  • Be 15 years of age or older
  • Have finished secondary school or left school
  • Be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent
  • Resident residing in Queensland or a New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland.
Courses offered under Certificate 3 Guarantee Program:

Higher Level Skills Program

The Higher Level Skills program is a key initiative under the Queensland Government’s five-year training reform action plan, ‘Great Skills, Real Opportunities’. The aim is to assist individuals to gain the higher-level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry, or to transition to university.

Any Queensland resident aged 15 years or over, who is no longer at school and is an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants) OR a temporary resident with the necessary visa and on the pathway to permanent residency.

Prospective students must not have or be enrolled in a certificate IV or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundations skills training.

Courses offered under Higher Level Skills Program

Pay on Instalments

If you qualify for our Pay on Instalments plan we will find a level to suit your needs and circumstances be it weekly or monthly. We charge no interest on our Pay on Instalment plans and you will find that our course fees are amongst the lowest in Australia which means there are no barriers to getting qualified so call us now for more information.