You may be eligible for funding under Private Sector, State/Territory or Federal government initiatives.

For information on Australian Government assistance for financing tertiary study, go to Study Assist.

For information on payments to help you while you study or complete a traineeship, go to the Department of Human Services.

In addition, it is also important to check funding options for your state/territory:

There are also private scholarships and funding available through individual organisations and universities.

Funding Options for Queensland Students through LTSA

In Queensland, Library Training Services Australia (LTSA) has pre-qualified supplier status with the Queensland Department of Education and Training for eligible students to access the Certificate 3 Guarantee funding and also for eligible trainees to have access to User Choice funding for traineeships. The Certificate 3 Guarantee and User Choice funding options are accessible directly through LTSA.

Certificate 3 Guarantee (Queensland)

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 fee-free training in high priority qualifications.

Subsidies and Co-contribution Fees

LTSA’s Certificate III in Library and Information Services (BSB31215) is listed as a subsidised qualification on the Priority Skills List.

Regardless of the subsidy, the student must contribute to the cost of training; this is called the co-contribution fee. The fee may be paid on behalf of the student by a third party, such as the student’s employer.

For the 2019/2020 Financial Year, the following subsidies apply:

BSB31215 Certificate III in Library and Information Services:

(Certificate III fees current as of 1 July 2019)

Non-concessional student subsidy:      $1,386*
Co-contribution fee payable by non-concessional student or organisation: $3,564*
Concessional student subsidy:     $1,848*
Co-contribution fee payable by concessional student or organisation: $3,102*

*NOTE: Subsidies are updated each financial year by the Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training. Refer to the Priority Skills List webpage for the subsidies applicable in the current and previous financial years. The Co-contribution fee does NOT include any Re-sit or Re-submission Fees (refer to Assessments section of the Terms & Conditions of Study).

It is also important to note that if you choose to access funding under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program, you will not be eligible for any promotions offered by LTSA. Any reduction to the co-contribution fee is considered an inducement and is not permitted within the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program Rules.

LTSA’s Refund Policy, along with our Terms and Conditions of Study, are available on our Student Policies and Procedures page here.


The Certificate 3 Guarantee program is open to any Queensland resident aged 15 years or over who is no longer at school (with the exception of VET in School (VETiS) students**) and is an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency. Prospective students must not have or be enrolled in a Certificate III level or higher qualification (not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training).

** Please note that LTSA does not currently offer VETiS programs.

Further information

It is important to note that there are expectations and rules regarding accessing a government subsidised training place under the relevant program. Students will no longer be eligible for a government subsidised training place under the Certificate 3 Guarantee once they complete a certificate III level vocational qualification. A requirement under the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program is that students will be required to complete a training and employment survey within three months of completing or discontinuing the subsidised training.

Please find further information on the Certificate 3 Guarantee on the Department’s website:

Certificate 3 Guarantee Fact Sheet

Certificate 3 Guarantee Information Page for Students

Certificate 3 Guarantee FAQs

Please contact us with any questions!