This program provides subsidies for eligible students to gain a qualification at Certificate IV level or above to enable them to increase their skill levels and/or gain career advancement in a priority industry or transition to university. Higher Level Skills also funds a number of priority Skill Sets.

Skill Sets are not full qualifications, but rather a smaller grouping of units designed to increase a learner’s skills and knowledge in a specific area. For example, the Disability Work – Behaviour Support Skill Set focuses on the skill requirements for workers who support people with a disability through positive, person-centred behaviour supports.

Eligibility: To be eligible you must:

  • not have, or currently be enrolled in a Certificate IV or higher qualification
  • be a Queensland resident who is 15 years or older and no longer enrolled in school
  • be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, an Australian permanent resident or a temporary resident on a pathway to permanent residency.

Programs funded under Higher Level Skills may also have additional entry requirements or restrictions. These are summarised in the table on the next page.

For further information see https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/training-careers/incentives/highskills

For a full list of qualifications funded under Higher Level Skills, see the Priority Skills List: https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/providers/funded/priority-skills-list

Funding Source: DESBT

NDIS-specific Qualifications and Skill sets funded through the Higher Level Skills Program:

 

This is current as at 9/3/21. For up to date information download the DESBT priority skills list https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/providers/funded/priority-skills-list

Qualifications

Code Qualification Student Eligibility Restrictions
CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability Student must be an Existing Worker in the Community Services and Health industry, which includes parents and unpaid carers of NDIS participants.
CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health Student must be an Existing Worker in the Community Services and Health industry
CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

 

n/a
HLT43015 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance n/a
CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services Student must be an Existing Worker in the Community Services and Health industry, which includes parents and unpaid carers of NDIS participants.
CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management Student must be an Existing Worker in the Community Services and Health industry and may already hold a Certificate IV or higher level qualification not funded through the Higher Level Skills program.

Skill Sets

Code Skill Set
Student Eligibility Restrictions
CHCSS00081 Induction to Disability
skill set
Student must be a New Worker in the Disability industry sector, which includes parents and unpaid carers of NDIS participants.
CHCSS00070 Assist Clients with Medication skill set Student must be an Existing Worker in the Community Services and Health industry, which includes parents and unpaid carers of NDIS participants. Additional student eligibility requirements are published on WWW.training.gov.au
CHCSS00098 Individual Support – Disability Skill Set Student must be a New or Existing Worker in the Community Services and Health Industry in a role involving provision of direct client care or support. Students must already hold a Certificate III in Individual Support (or equivalent).
CHCSS00094
High Support and Complex Care – Disability Skill Set
Student must be an Existing Worker in the Disability services sector, which includes parents and unpaid carers of NDIS participants. Students must already hold a Certificate III or higher level qualification in the Community Services and Health industry.
CHCSS00084 Lead and Support Colleagues skill set Student must be an existing worker and be a current or emerging leader in the Community Services and Health industry. Students must already hold a Certificate III or higher level qualification in the Community Services and Health industry.
CHCSS00082 Lead and Mentor skill set Student must be an existing worker and be a current or emerging leader in the Community Services and Health industry. Students must already hold a Certificate III or higher level qualification in the Community Services and Health industry.
CHCSS00073 Case management skill set Student must be an Existing Worker in the Community Services and Health industry. Additional student eligibility requirements are published on WWW.training.gov.au
CHCSS00065 Workforce Planning Skill Set Student must be an Existing Worker in the Community Services and Health industry. Students must already hold a Certificate III or higher level qualification in the Community Services and Health industry.

 

This information was correct at the time of publication 11/3/21.