About Goodstart Early Learning

Goodstart Early Learning is Australia's largest long day care provider, with over 640 centres across the country. Our 13,000 employees care for and education more than 73,000 children from 61,000 families every year. Goodstart is a not-for-profit organisation, with a vision for Australia's children to have the best possible start in life. 

Certificate 3 Guarantee

Goodstart Institute of Early Learning is an Approved Provider of Certificate 3 Guarantee funding, issued by the Queensland State Government.  The information provided on this webpage is to inform future students of the Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidised training available, and the eligibility requirements for students, allowing potential students to make an informed decision about their training options.

About Certificate 3 Guarantee

The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification.

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 students must not have or be enrolled in a Certificate III level or higher qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundations skills training.

Approved Qualifications

Goodstart Institute of Early Learning is a Pre-qualified Supplier to deliver the following qualifications with subsidised training fees under the Queensland State Government’s Certificate 3 Guarantee funding Program.
  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

How to apply

Before you can apply for enrolment in a Certificate 3 Guarantee qualification all prospective students must read the Certificate 3 Guarantee informational documents, located below.  These documents contain important information for prospective students regarding the obligations of the Certificate 3 Guarantee Pre-qualified Supplier (Goodstart Institute of Early Learning), and the responsibilities of the Student.  These documents also outline the eligibility criteria for accessing the Certificate 3 Guarantee funding.

Certificate 3 Guarantee Fact Sheet

Certificate 3 Guarantee Funding Information and Agreement

Students must complete a Certificate III enrolment form (located on the How to Apply page), along with the completed Certificate 3 Guarantee Funding Information and Agreement (located above) and submit these documents to Student Services for processing in line with the enrolment intake periods.

Tuition fees

Students are required to pay a Student Contribution fee towards to the payment of their course under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program.  The fee schedule below outlines the Student Contribution fees students will be required to pay at commencement of their enrolment in a Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidised course.

Certificate 3 Guarantee Fee Schedule

Certificate 3 Guarantee Fee Schedule (Concession card holders only)

Further information & questions

If you have any questions or if you would like to discuss your eligibility for Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidised training please contact Student Services on 1800 614 455 or via email to goodstart@goodstart.edu.au