Certificate 3 Guarantee

Train Me RTO is a Pre-Qualified Supplier (PQS) of the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program for a range of qualifications.  Train Me have the following Certificate III courses to kick-start your new career or continue your educational journey towards greater things.

CPC30711 – Certificate III in Rigging
CPC30511 – Certificate III in Dogging

What is the Certificate 3 Guarantee?

A core element of the Queensland Government’s Working Queensland jobs plan is ensuring Queenslanders have access to quality training programs that deliver effective skills to meet employment and business demands.

The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III level qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career.

It also supports Queensland’s Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing fee-free training in high priority qualifications.

Where are these courses being delivered?

These courses are being delivered in Palmview (Sunshine Coast) Queensland only.  We also deliver on client premises at client request.  We will be expanding into the Gold Coast and Brisbane in the very near future.

Are you eligible to participate?

The program is open to any Queensland resident aged 15 years or over who is no longer at school (with the exception of VET in Schools 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 participants must not have or be enrolled in a certificate III level or higher qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundations skills training.

Do you need to contribute to the cost of your training?

Given the benefits that training provides to individuals, participants undertaking certificate III level training are required to contribute to the costs of their training through a co-contribution fee. The amount of your out-of-pocket expense will vary depending on the course you undertake and whether you are eligible for a concession. The fee may be paid on your behalf by an employer or another third party, but cannot be paid by the Train Me RTO. See the course flyer for the qualification you are interested in, this flyer will outline your co-contribution fee for that qualification. Additionally, it will outline what Train Me RTO are being subsidised by Queensland Government’s Department of Education to deliver each qualification.

Eligibility for concessional status

Concessional rates apply for those participants who fall under one of these categories. Formal documentation is required:

  • Hold a Health Care concession card or Pensioner concession card issued under Commonwealth law.
  • Are a partner or a dependant of a person who holds a health care concession card or pensioner concession card, and is named on the card.
  • Can provide Train Me RTO with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the participant, his or her partner, or the person of whom the participant is a dependant, is entitled to concessions under a health care or pensioner concession card.
  • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
  • Have a disability
  • Are an adult prisoner

Refund of co contribution fees policy

Co contribution fees will not be refunded once a participant has commenced their chosen qualification or within 7 days before course commencement.

If you require a refund, have not commenced your qualification or your course commences in greater than 7 days, please send your refund request to the National Training Manager to either:

Train Me RTO
PO Box 454
Ingleburn NSW 1890

Or email at:


Enrolment process

Based on your eligibility to participate in the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program, the following steps need to be followed:

Step 1 – Discussion regarding your co contribution fees

Based on your eligibility for concessional status and the qualification chosen, a Train Me representative will advise you of your co contribution fees. These fees can also be found on the course flyer.

Step 2 – Completion of documentation

If you would like to continue your enrolment process based on the information provided regarding your co contribution fees, a Train Me representative will request you complete the following documents:

  • Certificate 3 Guarantee Program Application (to check for eligibility)
  • Certificate 3 Guarantee Program Application for Concessional Fees (if you fall under one of the concessional status categories)
  • Enrolment Form

Step 3 – Verification

A Train Me representative will verify that you have not already acquired a Certificate III qualification (outside of school) or currently enrolled in a Certificate III qualification.

Step 4 – Payment of co contribution fees

Based on the success of Step 3, you are now ready to continue with your enrolment and pay your co contribution fees. A Train Me representative (Head Office) will process your Enrolment Form including the deduction of your fees. There are two methods available for you to pay your fees including:

  • Credit card payment – VISA or MasterCard
  • Direct deposit

You will receive confirmation of your enrolment via email.

Step 5 – Start your course

When your co contribution fees have been received, a Train Me representative will provide you with:

  • A Train Me RTO Participant Handbook. You will be required to sign the “Acknowledgement Declaration” on the last page of the Handbook and hand in to your trainer on your first face to face class.
  • A Training Plan for your chosen qualification which covers:
    • Units of Competency to be completed
    • Start dates / times for each Unit of Competency

Resources will be provided at the commencement of each Unit of Competency.

Please note on the course flyer if there are any “Entry Requirements” that you may need to consider, in particular the requirement to bring your own hard hat and safety glasses and wear a hi-visibility vest or shirt, long pants and steel cap boots.

Further information about the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program

For further information, see the Queensland Government’s Certificate 3 Guarantee Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) and Student Fact Sheet on the Queensland Government’s Department of Education website:

Need more information or would like to submit an application?

Contact Train Me RTO on (02) 9733 3600 or email us on training @trainme.com.au/trainme and we’d be happy to assist you.  If you wish to submit an application, a Train Me representative will contact you to organise a mutually convenient time to meet and complete the necessary forms.




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