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Skills Assure Programs

Aviation Australia is an approved Skills Assure Supplier with the Queensland Government.

The below programs and/or qualifications are currently available under our approval:

VET in Schools

  • Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance – MEA20518
  • Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot) – AVI30419

Certificate 3 Guarantee

  • Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot) – AVI30419

User Choice*

  • Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance – MEA20518
  • Certificate III in Surface Finishing – MEA30118
  • Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics) – MEA40618
  • Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) – MEA40718
  • Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Structures) – MEA41318
  • Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics) – MEA50118
  • Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical) – MEA50219

*Free training is also available for Year 12 graduates. Aviation Australia delivers the below qualifications that are listed on the high priority skills list and eligible for free training under User Choice:

  • Certificate III in Surface Finishing – MEA30118
  • Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics) – MEA40618
  • Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) – MEA40718
  • Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Structures) – MEA41318

Participants will no longer be eligible for a government subsidised training place under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program once you complete a Certificate III level vocational qualification.

Student training and employment survey

When accessing a Queensland Government subsidised training place, students must complete the student training and employment survey within 3 months of completing or discontinuing (withdrawing) from training.

Aviation Australia is required to report the results of this survey quarterly. More information is available on the Queensland Government student training and employment survey Fact Sheet.

Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) is a program that enables students to gain nationally recognised qualifications while at school. Students learn skills and knowledge required for specific industries.

For more information, view the Queensland Government VET in Schools frequently asked questions.

To be eligible to enrol in VETiS, applicants must:

  • Be aged 15 years or older;
  • Be currently enrolled in either Year 10, 11 or 12 at a Queensland school;
  • Permanently reside in Queensland;
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant); New Zealand citizen or temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency; AND
  • Not hold, and not be enrolled in, a Certificate III or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.

Evidence to support your eligibility must be supplied and verified prior to enrolment. This may include a number of the below items:

  • A letter from your school confirming your enrolment and details (required);
  • Queensland Drivers Licence;
  • Proof of Age Card;
  • Medicare Card (green);
  • Australian Passport;
  • Australian Birth Certificate.

The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school Certificate III qualification. It also supports school students to access training and Queensland’s Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing free training in high priority qualifications.

More information is available on the Queensland Government Certificate 3 Guarantee Student fact sheet.

To be eligible to enrol in the Certificate 3 Guarantee, applicants must:

  • Be aged 15 years or older;
  • Be no longer at school;
  • Permanently reside in Queensland;
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant); New Zealand citizen or temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency; AND
  • Not hold, and not be enrolled in, a Certificate III or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.

Evidence to support your eligibility must be supplied and verified prior to enrolment. This may include a number of the below items:

  • Queensland Drivers Licence;
  • Proof of Age Card;
  • Medicare Card (green);
  • Australian Passport;
  • Australian Birth Certificate.

Concessional students include the below:

  • Pensioner Concession Card holders or dependants (under Commonwealth law);
  • Health Care Card holders or dependants (under Commonwealth law);
  • Students that identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;
  • The student has a disability.

Evidence to support your concession must be supplied and verified prior to enrolment. This may include a number of the below items:

  • Pensioner Concession Card;
  • Health Care Card.

The User Choice program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.

To be eligible to enrol in the User Choice, applicants must:

  • Be employed as a registered apprentice or trainee;
  • Be aged 15 years or older;
  • Be no longer at school;
  • Permanently reside in Queensland;
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant); New Zealand citizen or temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency; AND
  • Not hold, and not be enrolled in, a Certificate III or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.

Evidence to support your eligibility must be supplied and verified prior to enrolment. This may include a number of the below items:

  • Queensland Drivers Licence;
  • Proof of Age Card;
  • Medicare Card (green);
  • Australian Passport;
  • Australian Birth Certificate.

Concessional students include the below:

  • Pensioner Concession Card holders or dependants (under Commonwealth law);
  • Health Care Card holders or dependants (under Commonwealth law);
  • Students that identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;
  • The student has a disability.

Evidence to support your concession must be supplied and verified prior to enrolment. This may include a number of the below items:

  • Pensioner Concession Card;
  • Health Care Card.

To support Year 12 graduates into work, the Queensland Government offers free training in high priority qualifications. Eligible Year 12 graduates must enrol and start training within the calendar year after leaving school.

‘Free’ means that the full cost of training will be covered by the Queensland Government, so eligible students do not have to contribute to training fees. However, students may have other related training costs, such as uniform or resource costs (textbooks etc).

Please note; undertaking the free training for Year 12 graduates may exhaust your entitlement to further Queensland Government subsidised training.

Aviation Australia delivers the below qualifications that are listed on the high priority skills list and eligible for free training:

  • Certificate III in Surface Finishing – MEA30118
  • Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics) – MEA40618
  • Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) – MEA40718
  • Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Structures) – MEA41318

To be eligible for free training, applicants must:

  • Have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA); AND
  • Enrol and start an apprenticeship, traineeship or training by 31 December the year after graduating (i.e. 2017 graduates have to start by 31 December 2018); AND
  • Permanently reside in Queensland.

Evidence to support your eligibility must be supplied and verified prior to enrolment:

  • Year 12 Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA).