Trade Qualifications For Existing Workers (RPL)

CSTC recognise there are many workers who have the required skills for their trade, but do not have a formal qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the formal acknowledgement of the skills, abilities and knowledge that applicants might have obtained as result of their work and life experience/s, previous training and/or formal education.


The contracted Registered Training Organisations will receive a CSQ funding contribution on behalf of eligible participants at the fixed rate of $1,000 per qualification per participant for the skills assessment component of the program.

Contracted Registered Training Organisations delivering the gap training component of this program will receive a CSQ funding contribution on behalf of eligible participants at a rate of $9 per nominal hour of duration, up to a maximum of eight (8) competencies or 500 nominal hours, whichever comes first, to successfully complete the qualification.

Qualifications CSTC offers RPL in:

  • CPC30311 – Certificate III in Concreting
  • CPC30511 – Certificate III in Dogging
  • CPC30711 – Certificate III in Rigging
  • CPC30911 – Certificate III in Scaffolding
  • CPC31511 – Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework
  • CPC30211 – Certificate III in Carpentry
  • CPC31111 – Certificate III in Steelfixing

How do you know if you are eligible for RPL?

  • Over the age of 21;
  • Minimum 4 years experience in the chosen trade.

How to apply?

Please Contact CSTC for an application kit.