Certificate IV trial

Trial to extend VET FEE-HELP to certain Certificate IV qualifications

A trial to extend VET FEE-HELP income contingent loans to certain subsidised certificate IV qualifications commenced on 13 January 2014 and will continue until 31 December 2016.

VET FEE-HELP is a Commonwealth Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees. It is usually only available to students undertaking a diploma or advanced diploma qualification.

About the Trial

The trial will test the effect of the availability of HELP loans for certain certificate IV qualifications on enrolments, completions and pathways to further education. The certificate IV qualifications that will be included in the trial have been decided by the state and territory governments participating in the trial. The states participating in the trial are Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. Other states and territories are anticipated to join the trial.

Details of commencement dates, participating VET providers and eligible certificate IV qualifications are listed below.

Eligible Students

To be eligible to participate in the trial students must:

  • be enrolled in a specified certificate IV course as a state-subsidised student, and
  • meet the other VET FEE-HELP eligibility requirements. See the VET FEE HELP page for more information.

Students should contact the eligible approved VET providers in their state to obtain more information on the trial (see below).

NB: VET FEE-HELP is not available for full fee for service certificate IV qualifications.

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QLD: Commencement Date, Eligible Qualifications and VET providers

The trial commenced in Queensland on 13 January 2014 and applies to certificate IV qualifications in the below fields. Click to expand a full list of approved providers participating in the trial in 2015:

  1. Aged Care;

    Certificate IV in Aged Care as described in the Community Services Training Package.

    • CQ University Australia
    • TAFE Queensland Brisbane
    • TAFE Queensland East Coast
    • TAFE Queensland Gold Coast
    • TAFE Queensland North
    • BCA National
    • Charlton Brown
    • Kirana Training Pty Ltd
  2. Building and Construction (Building);

    Certificate IV in Building and Construction as described in the Construction Plumbing and Services Training Package.

    • CQ University Australia
    • TAFE Queensland East Coast
    • TAFE Queensland Gold Coast
    • TAFE Queensland SkillsTech
    • TAFE Queensland South West
  3. Disability;

    Certificate IV in Disability as described in the Community Services Training Package.

    • CQ University Australia
    • TAFE Queensland Brisbane
    • TAFE Queensland East Coast
    • TAFE Queensland Gold Coast
    • TAFE Queensland North
    • TAFE Queensland South West
  4. Engineering; and

    Certificate IV in Engineering as described in the Metal Engineering Training Package.

    • CQ University Australia
    • TAFE Queensland Gold Coast
    • TAFE Queensland SkillsTech
    • TAFE Queensland South West
  5. Small Business Management.

    Certificate IV in Small Business Management as described in the Business Services Training Package.

    • CQ University Australia
    • Franklyn Scholar
    • NQ Powertrain Pty Ltd
    • Orion Training and Performance Management Pty Ltd
    • TAFE Queensland Brisbane
    • TAFE Queensland Gold Coast
    • TAFE Queensland North
    • TAFE Queensland SkillsTech
    • TAFE Queensland South West
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SA: Commencement Date, Eligible Qualifications and VET providers

The trial commenced in South Australia on 13 January 2014 and applies to certificate IV qualifications in the below fields. Click to expand a full list of approved providers participating in the trial in 2015:

  1. Accounting;

    Certificate IV in Accounting as described in the Financial Services Training Package (Training Contract conditions applies).

    • Australian College of Commerce & Management Pty Ltd
    • TAFE SA
  2. Disability;

    Certificate IV in Disability as described in the Community Services Training Package.

    • Equals International (Aust) Pty Ltd
    • TAFE SA
  3. Engineering;

    Certificate IV in Engineering as described in the Metal and Engineering Training Package.

    • TAFE SA
  4. Youth Work; and

    Certificate IV in Youth Work as described in the Community Services Training Package. (NB: No new enrolments are currently available)

    • TAFE SA (currently enrolled students only)
  5. Aged Care.

    Certificate IV in Aged Care as described in the Community Services Training Package.

    • There are currently no eligible VET providers.
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WA: Commencement Date, Eligible Qualifications and VET providers

The trial commenced in Western Australia on 13 January 2014 and applies to certificate IV qualifications in the below fields. A list of approved providers for 2015 will be available shortly.

  1. Aged Care;

    Certificate IV in Aged Care as described in the Community Services Training Package.

    • Access Group Training Pty Limited
    • Benchmark Resources Pty Ltd
    • Central Institute of Technology
    • Challenger Institute of Technology
    • C.Y. O'Connor Institute
    • Durack Institute of Technology
    • Goldfields Institute of Technology
    • Health Careers International Pty Ltd
    • Kimberley Training Institute
    • Study Group Australia Pty Limited
  2. Community Services Work;

    Certificate IV in Community Services Work as described in the Community Services Training Package.

    • Central Institute of Technology
    • Challenger Institute of Technology
    • C.Y. O'Connor Institute
    • Durack Institute of Technology
    • Goldfields Institute of Technology
    • Kimberley Training Institute
  3. Disability;

    Certificate IV in Disability as described in the Community Services Training Package.

    • Central Institute of Technology
    • Challenger Institute of Technology
    • C.Y. O'Connor Institute
    • Goldfields Institute of Technology
    • Kimberley Training Institute
  4. Education Support; and

    Certificate IV in Education Support as described in the Community Services Training Package.

    • Central Institute of Technology
    • Challenger Institute of Technology
    • Durack Institute of Technology
    • Goldfields Institute of Technology
    • Kimberley Training Institute
  5. Youth Work

    Certificate IV in Youth Work as described in the Community Services Training Package.

    • Central Institute of Technology
    • Challenger Institute of Technology
    • C.Y. O'Connor Institute
    • Durack Institute of Technology
    • Goldfields Institute of Technology
    • Kimberley Training Institute
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VIC: Commencement Date, Eligible Qualifications and VET providers

The trial commenced in Victoria on 28 January 2014 and applies to certificate IV qualifications in the below fields. A list of approved providers for 2015 will be available shortly.

  1. Agriculture;

    Certificate IV in Agriculture as described in the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package

    • Federation Training
    • Gordon Institute of TAFE
    • Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE
    • South West Institute of TAFE
    • Sunraysia Institute of TAFE
    • Wodonga Institute of TAFE
  2. Building and Construction (Building);

    Certificate IV in Building and Construction as described in the Construction Plumbing and Services Training Package.

    • Bendigo Kangan Institute
    • Box Hill Institute
    • Careers Australia Education Institute Pty Ltd
    • Chisholm Institute
    • Federation Training
    • Federation University Australia
    • Gordon Institute of TAFE
    • Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE
    • Holmesglen Institute of TAFE
    • MEGT Institute
    • Melbourne Polytechnic
    • South West Institute of TAFE
    • Sunraysia Institute of TAFE
    • Swinburne University of Technology
    • Victoria University
    • Wodonga Institute of TAFE
  3. Competitive Systems and Practices;

    Certificate IV in Competitive Systems and Practices as described in the Sustainability Training Package.

    • Bendigo Kangan Institute
    • Box Hill Institute
    • Chisholm Institute
    • Franklyn Scholar
    • Gordon Institute of TAFE
    • Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE
    • RMIT University
  4. Disability; and

    Certificate IV in Disability as described in the Community Services Training Package.

    • Australian Vocational Learning Institute Pty Ltd
    • Bendigo Kangan Institute
    • Box Hill Institute
    • Careers Australia Education Institute Pty Ltd
    • Community College Gippsland Ltd
    • Chisholm Institute
    • Federation University Australia
    • Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE
    • Holmesglen Institute of TAFE
    • Institute of Health and Nursing Australia
    • MEGT Institute
    • Melbourne Polytechnic
    • Partners in Training Australia Pty. Ltd
    • RMIT University
    • South West Institute of TAFE
    • Sunraysia Institute of TAFE
    • Swinburne University of Technology
    • Victoria University
    • Wodonga Institute of TAFE
  5. Training and Assessment.

    Certificate IV in Training and Assessment as described in the Training and Education Training Package.

    • Asia Pacific Training Institute Pty. Ltd.
    • Australian College of Commerce & Management Pty Ltd
    • Australian Vocational Learning Institute Pty Ltd
    • Bendigo Kangan Institute
    • Box Hill Institute
    • Community College Gippsland
    • Chisholm Institute
    • Federation University Australia
    • Franklyn Scholar
    • Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE
    • Kal Multimedia Training Pty Ltd
    • MEGT Institute
    • Melbourne Polytechnic
    • Partners in Training Australia Pty. Ltd
    • Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Limited
    • Pivot Point Academy
    • RMIT University
    • South West Institute of TAFE
    • Sunraysia Institute of TAFE
    • Victoria University
    • William Angliss Institute of TAFE
    • Wodonga Institute of TAFE
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NSW: Commencement Date, Eligible Qualifications and VET providers

The trial commenced in News South Wales on 1 July 2014 and applies to certificate IV qualifications in the below fields. Click to expand a full list of approved providers participating in the trial in 2015:

  1. Aged Care;

    Certificate IV in Aged Care as described in the Community Services Training Package.

    • BCA National Training Group Pty Ltd
    • Kirana Training Pty Ltd
    • TAFE NSW
    • The EQUALS Group
  2. Disability;

    Certificate IV in Disability as described in the Community Services Training Package.

    • Kirana Training Pty Ltd
    • TAFE NSW
  3. Information Technology Networking;

    Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking as described in the Information and Communications Technology Training Package.

    • Australian College of Commerce and Management
    • Merage Group Pty Ltd
    • TAFE NSW
  4. Agriculture; and

    Certificate IV in Agriculture as described in the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package.

    • Kreate Pty Ltd (trading as RuralBiz Training)
    • TAFE NSW
  5. Travel and Tourism

    Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism as described in the Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package.

    • Franklyn Scholar (Australia) P/L
    • TAFE NSW