Employer Information

Additional Services

RAPAD Skilling isn't just about training and assessment - we also offer creative business

solutions. Every employee, workplace, and community is different to the next. That's why

we spend a considerable amount of time delving into your business to unearth the critical

aspects of operation, and create a plan of action to help move your business forward.

Contact us to discuss the best option for your organisation's development.

Workplace Consultancy

Verification of Competency

Workforce Development Planning

Workplace Professional Development


Looking to employ a trainee/apprentice?

First, you will need to determine the role that the apprentice or trainee will have within your

organisation, and have an idea of the type of training course you want them to undertake.

Then, contact your local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) Provider, such

as MRAEL. The AASN will be able to provide you with all the information regarding the

training contract, incentives, obligations and responsibilities of all parties, and offer support

throughout the training contract. The AASN will also help you find a trainee or apprentice

that fits within your organisation. 

More information on the process of employing a trainee or apprentice can be found here 


Funding Options

A range of courses and qualifications are subsidised under the Queensland Government's VET Investment Plan

User Choice (Apprenticeship & Traineeship Funding)

The User Choice program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees. The program aims to provide funding aligned to the skills needs of industry and respond to changing government priorities.

Certificate 3 Guarantee (C3G)

The C3G 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 free training in high priority qualifications. The C3G is targeted at certificate III qualifications because they are considered the entry-level qualification most often needed to gain employment in many industry sectors.

C3G Boost

To be eligible, you must:

  • Live in Queensland

  • Participate in training aligned to local employment opportunities and

  • must not be eligible for subsidised training under the Certificate 3 Guarantee

Participants must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • Be unemployed and need new skills to obtain a job or

  • Be at risk of losing their job and require reskilling to move to alternative employment opportunities or

  • Be working, but looking to increase hours of work or shift from part-time to full-time employment.


VETiS = Vocational Education and Training in Schools

VETiS qualifications funded by the VET investment budget are listed on the Priority Skills List. These qualifications are delivered by RTOs who have been approved by the department as pre-qualified suppliers (PQS) under the Certificate 3 Guarantee. Schools, in consultation with students and their parents, are able to choose any PQS approved to deliver the eligible qualification.

Students undertaking VETiS, funded by the VET Investment budget, can complete one employment stream qualification at the certificate I or II level.

Higher Level Skills

The Higher Level Skills program provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to access subsidised training in selected certificate IV or above qualifications, and priority skill sets. The aim is to assist individuals to gain the higher level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in priority industries or to transition to university to continue their studies. Employers may also be able to access training to address workforce development needs.

Free tafe for Year 12 graduates

To support Year 12 graduates into work, the Queensland Government offers free training in high priority areas.

School leavers can kick-start their careers by learning skills employers want, without the financial burden of student contribution fees.

Eligible Year 12 graduates must enrol and start training in a high priority qualification within the calendar year after leaving school to take advantage of this great opportunity.


Skills Recognition 

Skills recognition, or recognition of prior learning (RPL), is a process of acknowledging an employee's existing skills and knowledge that they have gained through work and life experiences. If an employee has worked in a role for a long time, they may be eligible for full or partial RPL of a training course or qualification that is relevant to their role. The employee's skills will be assessed against industry standards and matched against a suitable course. 

There are costs involved with the RPL process, but generally is considerably cheaper than paying full fee for service, and also requires less time commitment. In the case where an employee holds an exact or superseded but equivalent unit of competency, a credit transfer applies for that unit. There are no costs involved with credit transfers. For more information on RPL, click here .

Our Clients

We are proud to provide training and consultancy services to many work forces across Queensland, and some that span across the nation. Here are just some of our loyal clients and organisations. Make RAPAD Skilling your preferred provider for all training and development services. We live here too - so we know what works.

Booringa Action Group
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A business of Central Western Queensland Remote Area Planning and Development Board (CWQRAPADB)

ABN 76 057 968 653