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. 

Higher Level Skills

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

About Higher Level Skills

The program provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to access one subsidised training place in selected Certificate IV and above qualifications, or 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. Employers may also be able to access training to address workforce development needs.

The program is open to any Queensland resident aged 15 years or over who is no longer at school, 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 IV level or higher-level 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 Higher Level Skills funding Program.
  • CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

How to Apply

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

Higher Level Skills Fact Sheet (for Students)

Higher Level Skills Funding Information and Agreement

Students must complete a Diploma enrolment application by contacting goodstart@goodstart.edu.au, along with the completed Higher Level Skills Funding Information and Agreement (located above) and submit these documents to Student Services for processing in line with the enrolment intake periods.

Students are also encouraged to review the information on the Queensland Government, Department of Employment, Small Business and Training's website - https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/training-careers/incentives/highskills

Tuition Fees

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

Higher Level Skills Fee Schedule

Higher Level Skills Fee Schedule (Concession card holders only)

Further Information & Questions

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