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Certificate 3 Guarantee

Evolve your skills and knowledge with our Certificate 3 Guarantee courses, funded by the Queensland Government.

The principal ambition of the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program by the Queensland Government is to assist working-age Queenslanders to obtain an entry-level qualification needed to gain employment in various industry sectors.

The Certificate 3 Guarantee aims to support its eligible individuals to move into employment or advance their career by completing a funded qualification.

Formation Training are one of the selected providers in Queensland to help in turning this ambition into a reality. The following funded qualifications are offered by Formation Training:

BSB30115 Certificate III in Business 

BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration

 FDF30111 Certificate III in Food Processing

 FDF30111 MSM30116 Certificate III in Process Manufacturing


Am I eligible?

To be eligible to enrol in a funded qualification, you need to:

  • Be aged 17 years or above, and 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
  • Not hold, and not be enrolled in, a certificate III or higher level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.

To be eligible for concession you need to meet the above eligibility criteria and:

  • hold a health care or concession card issued under Commonwealth law, or
  • have proof that you are a partner or dependant of a person who holds a health care or concession card and is named on that card.

Employment status does not matter – a Participant can be unemployed and seeking work, or working on a full-time, part-time or casual basis. There is no minimum education requirement, other than the standard entry requirements.

For more information on the Certificate 3 Guarantee, refer to the student fact sheet

Important information

  • Once you complete a qualification through this program you will no longer be eligible for further subsidised training under this program.
  • Students will be required to complete a Training and Employment survey within three months of completing or discontinuing the course.

What is the cost?

Formation Training will administer the following co- contribution fees upon enrolment of the Queensland Government Certificate 3 Guarantee Program:


BSB30115 – Certificate III in Business:
For eligible non-concessional participants
$29.00 for full qualification or $2.42 per unit of competency
For eligible concessional participants
$21.00 for full qualification or $1.75 per unit of competency


BSB30415 – Certificate III in Business Administration:
For eligible non-concessional participants
$49.00 for full qualification or $3.76 per unit of competency
For eligible concessional participants
$29.00 for full qualification or $2.23 per unit of competency


FDF30111 – Certificate III in Food Processing:
For eligible non-concessional participants
$29.00 for full qualification or is $2.23 per unit of competency
For eligible concessional participants
$21.00 for full qualification $1.62 per unit of competency


MSM30116 Certificate III in Process Manufacturing:
For eligible non-concessional participants
$29.00 for full qualification or is $1.38 per unit of competency
For eligible concessional participants
$21.00 for full qualification $1.00 per unit of competency