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Queensland Higher Level Skills

Queensland Higher Level Skills

Queensland Higher Level Skills

It’s time to build your career with our Higher Level Skills courses, funded by the Queensland State Government.

The Higher Level Skills program is an initiative of the Queensland Government to train eligible individuals for priority industries or to transition into university. Employers may also be able to utilise the program for workforce development needs.

Kirana Colleges is delivering the following funded qualifications at our Chermside and Browns Plains Queensland training locations to eligible participants:

Qualification Student fee concessional Student fee non concessional
CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support  $49.00 $99.00
CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability $250.00 $1,200.00
CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services  $5,650.00 $6,550.00
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care $399.00 $599.00

 Important information

  • Once you complete a qualification through this program you will no longer be eligible for further subsidised training under this program.
  • For information on how we process our fees and our refunds please download and read our Fees and Refund policy here.
  • Students will be required to complete a Training and Employment survey within three months of completing or discontinuing the course.


To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills program, individuals must be:

  • Aged 15 years or over, 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 IV or higher level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.

Students wishing to complete SIR40316 Certificate IV in Retail Management must also show they are an existing worker in the Retail industry.

To be eligible for concession for Queensland Higher Level Skills you need to meet the above eligibility criteria and:

  • hold a health care or pensioner 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 pensioner concession card and is named on that card.
  • the student is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • the student has a disability
  • the student is an adult prisoner.

Employment status does not matter, you can obtain funding and do our course even if you’re working or unemployed.

For more information on this program you can visit the Queensland Higher Level Skills web page.

Yes, Kirana Colleges courses are Centrelink approved.

A Unique Student Identifier (USI) number is a unique number that is allocated to students studying nationally recognised Vocational Educational Training (VET) in Australia. This is a government initiative that enables you to access all of your training records and results from the one location allowing you to provide proof of qualification to any potential employer. USI’s are mandatory to anyone wanting to complete nationally recognised training.

If you forgot or lost your USI number please call

  • Student Support 1800 078 839  and fill out a Release of Information form and supply ID or
  • Skilling Australia on 1300 856 007

If you have completed and hold a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you may be eligible to receive up to 6 months off the duration to complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care with Kirana Colleges, bringing the course duration down from 18 months to 12 months.

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