Connect ‘n’ Grow is a Pre-Qualified Supplier for the User Choice Program from the Queensland Government. The User Choice Program provides a funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.

In accordance with the Queensland Government – User Choice 2017-2020 Policy, as a Pre-Qualified Supplier Connect ‘n’ Grow is required to charge students a Co-contribution fee.

Co-contribution fees are not charged when:

  • The student is a School-based trainee
  • The fee would cause extreme financial hardship
  • A Credit Transfer is awarded for a unit
  • The student is undertaking a qualification as part of the Skilling Queenslanders for Work – Work Skills Traineeship Program

A reduced Student Contribution Fee of 40% of the normal contribution fee is charged if a student:

  • Is under 17 years of age at the end of February in the year in which the PQS provides training, and the student is not at school and has not completed year 12.
  • Holds a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner of a dependant of a person who holds a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card.
  • Is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.

A co-contribution fee applies to all traineeships in Queensland. The fees vary based on the traineeship and currently is calculated at $1.60 per nominal hour. The total is calculated and quoted at enrolment.

Connect 'n' Grow offers a limited number of School Based Traineeships with its partner schools.