QLD User Choice

The User Choice 2017-20 program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.
The program aims to provide funding aligned to the skills needs of industry and respond to changing government priorities.

The three-year policy from 1 July 2017 recognises that employment-based training aligned to skills shortages is a critical priority for the Queensland Government.


Queensland Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Apprenticeships may be funded by the Queensland Government under the User Choice Policy 2017-2020. Student contribution fees are set under this policy at $1.60 per nominal hour. These fees will be reviewed annually by the Queensland Government and may be altered at various times throughout your training at their discretion. In circumstances where a student undertakes more than one apprenticeship or traineeship at the same time, the student will only receive the government contribution for the qualification nominated in the first Training Contract registered.

For more information on User Choice Funding see: https://training.qld.gov.au/providers/funded/userchoice
This qualification is funded by the Queensland Government for eligible students. Check your eligibility here: http://www.skillsgateway.training.qld.gov.au/Eligibility#citizen_permanent.
Usually students are required to pay a co-contribution fee. In some cases though, an RTO may provide either a partial or full exemption for a student in respect to the co-contribution fee. SATs are not required to pay a co-contribution fee while they are still at school, but may (visit the Fee-free training for Year 12 graduates section of this website) be required to pay fees once their training contract has been converted to full-time or part-time post school.

CPC10111 Certificate I in Construction

CPC30313 Certificate III in Concreting

CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry

CPC30111 Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying

CPC31011 Certificate III in Solid Plastering

CPC31411 Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing

CPC31211 Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining

CPC31308 Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling

CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

CPC32612 Certificate III in Roof Plumbing


If you are a permanent Queensland resident, have completed year 12 in the previous calendar year and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent certification, you may be eligible for ​​​​​​​​​​​​​Fee-free training for Year 12 graduates for this qualification. For more information see: https://training.qld.gov.au/training/incentives/year12-fee-free or call us on 1300 642 457 or (07) 3890 2095 to discuss.

Year 12 fee-free training is available through two Queensland Government VET investment programs - the Certificate 3 Guarantee and User Choice.

MIBT complete refund policy terms and conditions:  http://mibt.edu.au/mibt-terms-conditions/