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Operational Officers' Employee Training and Development Education Incentive Fund

What is the OO Employee Training and Education Incentive Fund?

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The Operational Officers’ Employee Training and Development Education Incentive Fund is a state-wide initiative administered by the Cunningham Centre, Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service, on behalf of Queensland Health. Under this initiative, Operational Officers Level 2, 3, 4 and 5 (OO2, OO3, OO4 and OO5) may apply for funding assistance (up to $3,600) to attain an Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) certificate relevant to their role. Line Managers are to assist employees in identifying suitable AQF qualifications through the Performance Appraisal and Development (PAD) process. One hundred (100) places per year will be offered to eligible employees across Queensland Health to attain AQF qualifications.

Please note that there may be fringe benefits tax (FBT) implications in relation to the payment or reimbursement of an employee’s Self Education expenses. If the course that you have chosen to study is Commonwealth Supported (and therefore subsidised by the Federal Government) then this will attract FBT. Your local FBT contact will be able to provide advice in the first instance https://qheps.health.qld.gov.au/csd/business/finance/tax/contacts

Where Health Services have exhausted their allocation, employees are encouraged to discuss SARAS eligibility with their local Human Resources team. A list of alternate funding sources can also be located in the frequently asked questions section below.

What can I study?

If you are thinking about a career in health but not sure where to start, the ‘Choose Your Own Health Career’ website will introduce you to some of the most popular health careers in Queensland, including showing you how to embark on your health career journey. There is a vast array of healthcare jobs available both in the hospital and community setting. There are numerous jobs that work directly with patients, while others work behind the scenes, including roles in administration, maintenance, hygiene services etc. Please visit Choose Your Own Health Career for more information.

Successful applicants can study any suitable AQF qualification (certificate II to diploma) that has been deemed relevant to their role. We recommend that you discuss this with your Line Manager, as part of your performance and development appraisal (PAD) process.

Who delivers the training?

Successful applicants can choose to study with any nationally recognised and accredited registered training organisation.

How do I apply?

Interested employees must complete and submit an expression of interest to be considered for this initiative. Please note that only the current version of the expression of interest available on our website will be accepted. It is important that you read the Implementation Guide which provides additional information regarding this initiative.

If you are aware of others who may be interested in this opportunity, please share the program poster for their information.

Frequently asked questions

Please refer to the following documents for more information:

Who can I contact for further information?

For further information, please contact:
e. EB_Training@health.qld.gov.au
t. +61 7 4699 8091


Last updated: 1 July 2022