Study with the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program in Brisbane

Want to start your life changing career in disability or boost your career with a formal qualification from Mylestones Training?

We're still confirming dates for the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support courses, but please join our mailing list and be the first to hear about the new courses ​coming soon!    


Why study with the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program?

The Certificate 3 Guarantee Program gives eligible Queenslanders a chance to complete a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support course for just $​149, or $​49 for concession holdersIf you finished Year 12 in 2015 and have a Queensland Certificate of Education to prove it, then the course is fee free!

Did you know the rollout of the NDIS will double the size of the disability support workforce in Queensland creating around 15,000 new jobs? 

Register your interest in upcoming courses now!

1508_Mylestones Training_Jenny "I feel like I’ve made a real difference to the lives of people with disabilities in our local community, it’s such a satisfying career. I’m lucky enough to see firsthand how we are helping people with disabilities live fulfilling lives every day." - Jenny Gelder

 

Dates and locations

We're still confirming dates for our courses, but please join our mailing list  or call 07 3240 4080 and be the first to hear about the new courses ​coming soon!


     

This course involves 13 units being delivered over approximately 12 weeks in the classroom from 9:00am to 3:00pm. If you are not currently working in the sector, you will need to complete 120 hours of Student Work Placement. This is a requirement before your qualification can be issued. The course and work placement may take up to 12 months to complete.

We have flexible options available for you, like studying at home for part of the course or attending study groups at a time that suits you. Call us today on 07 3240 4080 or complete an fill in your details to learn more.

If you're eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program, all you have to pay is a $​​149 Student Contribution Fee. If you hold a valid concession card, the fee is only $49. 

But even better, if you finished Year 12 in 2015 and have a Queensland Certificate of Education to prove it, then the course is fee free!

If you are not eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee funding or other funded programs, don't worry! You can still complete the course for the full price of $2600. With 13 units in this course, each unit costs $200.

If you’re having trouble paying the full amount up-front, we are more than happy to work with you to create a payment plan. If you wish to start a payment plan, we need you to pay the total cost of ​each unit and associated student costs prior to starting.

Enquire about payment options here.

To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program, you must:

  • Not hold or be currently undertaking a Certificate III or higher level qualification. Tthis includes Certificate III qualifications not relating to the disability sector i.e. SIH30111 Certificate III in Hairdressing or if you have completed a university degree. This doesn't include qualifications undertaken while at secondary school.
  • Be 15 years of age or older.
  • Have finished secondary school or left school.
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland.

If you're planning to take part in the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program, remember that you are only entitled to one subsidised training place. If you complete a Certificate III qualification under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program, you may be ineligible for future government funding for a Certificate III.

Legal Requirements

IMPORTANT: Queensland disability legislation says disability service providers need to check that all prospective students, volunteers and staff will provide safe and quality support to service users. The Queensland Family and Child Commission also has rules regarding the employment of staff who work with children. This means that anyone participating in a Student Work Placement must undergo criminal history screening every three years. 

Mylestones Training recommends that all students apply for both a Blue Card and a Yellow Card so you can work across services for both adults and children. Here is a link to the application form. There is no charge if you are a student and we can help you complete this for your Student Work Placement. 

Computer Requirements

To be able to complete this course, you will need to have intermediate computer skills including how to use Microsoft Office, how to participate in online forums and how to browse and search the internet. You will also need to have access to a computer and the internet including :

  • Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
  • A broadband internet connection (ADSL 2+ and access to Google Chrome)
  • 2GB of RAM
  • A CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher
  • A printer and scanner
You will need access to a digital camera to save and upload images. Many mobile phones now have this technology.

Physical Requirements

You will need to be reasonably physically fit to complete this course because you ​need to do a moderate amount of physical activity. This may be pushing people in a wheelchair or providing personal care like showering and toileting adults.

Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

There are no formal requirements for this course however we recommend you have sound language and numeracy skills (preferably Year 10 English, or equivalent).

Our team is passionate about improving the lives of Queenslanders with disabilities. Mylestones Training is part of CPL - Choice, Passion, Life, so we benefit from over 65 years of disability care experience in the community. We offer students high quality disability courses with lots of ongoing support.

Our combination of group, hands-on and self paced learning, along with ongoing student support means you can learn your way.

 

What exactly is the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program?
The Certificate 3 Guarantee is a key initiative under the Queensland Government’s five year reform action plan for the education and training sector. The program gives students an opportunity to complete a Certificate III qualification to help them find a job or further their career in industries that are experiencing skills shortages.

Will I have to pay anything more than the $​​149 Student Contribution Fee at Mylestones Training?
Not at all. Under the Certificate 3 Guarantee, the Queensland Government will subsidise your training cost for the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support at Mylestones Training. This means all you have to pay is the low Student Contribution Fee of just $​​149. 

What is a Student Contribution Fee and what does it cover?
A Student Contribution Fee is a small amount of money that students contribute to their course, so they share some of the responsibility for improving their skills. Your Student Contribution Fee helps pay for the cost of the training resources you will receive; like books and hand outs

If I already have a Certificate 3 qualification, can I access this program?
Unfortunately not. Under the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program guidelines, to be eligible, you must not hold or currently be undertaking a certificate III level or higher qualification. 

Can I do more than one Certificate 3 qualification through this program?
No. Under the guidelines, students can only access one subsidised training place for a Certificate III level qualification. The completion of a Certificate III qualification under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program means you may be ineligible for future government funding for a Certificate III or IV qualification.

How do I know if I qualify for a concession?
Under the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program you can go through the program on a concession (this means your Student Contribution Fee is at a reduced rate) if you:

  • Hold a health care concession card or pensioner concession card issued under Commonwealth Law that is current for the length of the program
  • You are the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a Health Care concession card or Pensioner concession card, and is named on the card 
  • You have an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the participant, his or her partner or the person of whom the person is a dependant, is entitled to concessions under a health care concession card or pensioner concession card; or
  • You are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person
Is there something we missed? If you have a question we haven't covered, feel free to contact us at mylestonestraining@cpl.org.au to find out more!

To find out more about the ​Certificate 3 Guarantee or to get started, contact Mylestones Training on 07 3240 4080 or ​fill in your details and we'll be in touch soon!

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