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Certificate 3 Guarantee Funding

Coal Train is a Pre-Qualified Supplier under the VET Investment Program. Certificate 3 Guarantee is a Queensland Government initiative to improve career opportunities and job prospects for Queenslanders who are eligible for enrolment.

Prospective students are only eligible for one subsidised training place in the Certificate 3 Guarantee program and completing a Certificate under this program may effect eligibility for other subsidised programs. The Queensland Government certificate 3 guarantee student fact sheet can be downloaded below.

Under the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program (C3G), Coal Train are offering the BSB30115 Certificate III in Business and the SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality.

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Three (3) to twenty six (26) weeks depending on the program, schedule, experience and availability of the participant

delivery modes

The training will be a mix of face to face and work experience depending on the participant. The majority of the training will include face to face theory delivered in a classroom setting followed by practical applications in a workplace simulated environment.

student contribution fee

Concession: $10.00

Non-Concession: $20.00

To be eligible for Concession you need to meet the below criteria:

  • hold a valid 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 valid health care or concession card and is named on that card, or
  • are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person
  • School student and is enrolled in a VETiS program
  • Student has a disability
  • Student is an adult prisoner

BSB30115 Certificate III in Business


To be eligible to enrol in training/assessment under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program, prospective students must:

  • Be aged 15 years or above
  • No longer attend school
  • Permanently reside in Queensland
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, 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

Note: A trade is considered a Certificate III qualification, if you are unsure of your eligibility, contact office staff at Coal Train

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student training and employment survey requirement

Each participant will be required to complete a Student Training and Employment Survey within three (3) months of completing the Qualification. This survey will be emailed to the students to completed and send back.

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