The Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation Program provides eligible individuals with access to a subsidised training place, with a preapproved registered training organisation (UQ College).

The principal aim of subsidised training is to help student gain the higher-level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry or transition to university to continue their studies.

If you are considering enrolling in subsidised training please contact the College on 3346 6770 to ensure you are eligible.

Subsidised training is only for students wishing to enrol and study the full qualification.


Who is eligible to receive subsidised training?

To be eligible for subsidised training a student must be:

  • be aged 15 years or over;
  • be 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; and
  • not hold, and not be enrolled in, a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training

Concessional student status applies when:

  1. the student holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card and is named on the card;
  2. the student provides the College with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the student, his or her partner, or the person of whom the student is a dependant, is entitled to concessions under a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card;
  3. the student is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;
  4. the student has a disability; or
  5. the student is an adult prisoner.

For concessional status, UQ College will verify through the enrolment process eligibility for co-contribution and concession fees, and will hold evidence of a student’s eligibility.


What level of subsidy is available?

The subsidy represents the level of government contribution for the Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation.

A higher subsidy will also be paid to support participation by disadvantaged learners (concessional students).

More information on concessional student status is detailed in the Higher Level Skills program policy at


Student Contribution - Do you contribute to training costs?

Given the increased benefits that you can gain from higher-level training, you are required to contribute to the cost of your training through a co-contribution fee, payable UQ College.

The fee amount is listed in the table below. The fee may be paid on your behalf by an employer or another third party but cannot be paid or waived by UQ College.


Subsidised Training: Student Co-contribution Fee
NO concession card$1596
With concession card$1112