Training price list review and consultation


19 February 2024 | 12.00 AEST

2 April 2024 | 12.00 AEST

The Queensland Government makes a significant investment in the training needs of industry and Queenslanders every year. Through the User Choice program, the Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training contributes towards the total cost of training for apprentices and trainees.

The nature of the industry is dynamic, and as industry priority changes this needs to be reflected in the investment strategy of the department. In some cases, there may be a case to increase funding applied or fund, and therefore subsidise training for a new qualification. Conversely, from time-to-time industry will reduce its reliance on a qualification, and therefore it may be appropriate to reduce the funding allocated to this qualification.

Manufacturing Skills Queensland is coordinating industry feedback on the qualifications currently funded under the User Choice program. We would like to understand your views on continued funding for some qualifications, whether new qualifications should be considered (and why), and whether funding applied to less-in-demand qualifications could be reallocated.

After collecting advice from industry, Manufacturing Skills Queensland will make a single coordinated submission for the department to review.

Manufacturing Skills Queensland welcomes input from all stakeholders involved or impacted by the availability of funded qualifications. To have your say you can make a submission.

We welcome submissions from employers, unions, industry groups, training organisations and other stakeholders in, and supporting the sector. Use the submission form below to lodge your submission.

  • The preferred format to receive submissions is as a Microsoft Word (.docx) file. PDF files are acceptable if produced from a Word document or similar text-based software.
  • Please do not send password protected files.
  • Please make sure tracked changes, mark-ups and comments are removed from your document prior to submission.
  • If you are using hyperlinks in your document please provide the full link.

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Accepted file types: pdf, docx, Max. file size: 5 MB.

Your personal information is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act). Personal information is information or an opinion about an identifiable individual. Personal information includes an individual’s name and contact details.

Collection of your information

Manufacturing Skills Queensland will collect your information when you complete the survey or make a submission to the discussion paper.

Manufacturing Skills Queensland is using an online survey tool to facilitate the discussion paper. Information collected by Manufacturing Skills Queensland through this process will be dealt with in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Purpose of collection of your information

Your name may be used to attribute ownership of your comments or submission unless indicated that you wish to remain anonymous, use a pseudonym, or make a confidential submission. Please note that, if you choose to remain anonymous or use a pseudonym, Manufacturing Skills Queensland may place less weight on your submission.

Your email address and contact number may be used by Manufacturing Skills Queensland to contact you regarding your comments or submission if it is incomplete or inaccessible, or to invite you to participate in a roundtable discussion.

Disclosure of your information or submission

Manufacturing Skills Queensland may disclose your information or submission in full or in part to other third parties including but not limited to:

  • Queensland Government or the Australian Government agencies with an interest in manufacturing, skills, training, and workforce development – in particular the Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.
  • Jobs and Skills Councils funded by the Australian Government, including but not limited to the Manufacturing Skills Industry Alliance and Skills Insight
  • Contractors engaged by Manufacturing Skills Queensland to deliver services on our behalf

The Manufacturing Skills Queensland Privacy Policy contains more information about the way in which we manage your personal information, including information about how you may access your personal information held by Manufacturing Skills Queensland.

P: 1800 MSQ 000 (1800 677 000)
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