Important changes to employer funding in QLD

Important changes to employer funding in QLD

  • Published on Wednesday 19 April, 2017
  • 2 min. to read


QLD apprentice and trainee funding
Important update – new changes announced

The Queensland Government has just announced changes to its User Choice 2016–17 apprenticeship and traineeship funding program, effective 1 January 2017.

New definition for
Existing Workers*

Existing workers with an active registration number and a commencement or recommencement date from 1 January 2017 are eligible for funding when undertaking Priority One, Priority Two or Priority Three qualifications.

Increased subsidies for Priority Two
and Three qualifications^

Government subsidies have increased for:

Priority Two qualifications – from 75% to 87.5%
Priority Three qualifications – from 50% to 75%

These changes have been introduced to promote greater participation in apprenticeships and traineeships, to assist industry and employers with workforce development, and to improve employment outcomes for all Queenslanders.

Want to know more?
Contact MEGT today on 13 MEGT (6348) to take advantage of QLD User Choice funding.

*Existing workers with an active registration number commencement date or recommencement date up to 31 December 2016, irrespective of whether they belong to a Priority Population Group, are eligible for funding only when undertaking Priority One qualifications. (Note: unchanged as per program rules in place before 1 January 2017). ^The new prices will take effect starting from 1 January 2017 and will apply to all User Choice students enrolled in the applicable qualifications. Priority One qualifications remain unchanged at 100% subsidised.Find out more here.