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Is a Certificate III qualification VETiS funded?

No - The QLD Government VET Investment budgets funds some VETiS qualifications. Only Certificate I and II qualifications are funded for VETiS. Students who wish to undertake a funded certificate III qualification should do so through a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SAT)—funding for a SAT is available under the User Choice program.

The QLD User Choice program provides funding towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees. Student who have used their VETiS funding can still access their User Choice funding.

https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/providers/funded/userchoice

Traineeships and apprentices are a great way of getting a head start in a career. Students work one day a week whilst still at school. They will gain real work experience over an extended period of time, references for their resume and get paid for their time. Above all, they will better prepared for the real world once they have left school. Many school based trainees and apprentices gain full-time employment with the same employer.