CSTC is an independent, not-for-profit, privately registered training organisation. CSTC began in 1994 and since day one, CSTC’s purpose is to provide training for all workers in the building and construction industry. Since then CSTC has grown into horticulture, business, and fitness industries to assist individuals in upskilling into their professions. There are no beneficiaries and therefore CSTC returns any annual financial profit toward enhancing and/or improving CSTC’s training facilities in turn broadening the training offered to workers in industry to gain new skills and/or refresh and upgrade existing ones.
CSTC’s singular focus has always been about improving your skills base and that of the industry and that is why CSTC lives by its tag line: “We are here to improve your future”.
CSTC strives to be recognised as a learning centre of excellence for vocational education and training. We are an organisation that continually seeks to achieve the highest possible standards of education, training and consultancy services specific to the construction, horticulture, business, and fitness industries.
CSTC was co-founded in 1994 by Gregory Simcoe (former State Secretary of the Builders Labourers Federation) and John Christian (former Health and Safety Manager of the BLF) out of a need to establish a specialist training centre for all building and construction industry workers. CSTC today is an independent not-for-profit nationally registered training company.
The very first CSTC Training Centre was set up across four classrooms in Amelia Street in Fortitude Valley. The practical training area was in the car park under the building. Since that time, CSTC has grown from a ‘one man band’ into one of the largest private vocational education and training (VET) providers in Queensland. CSTC’s head office and primary training centre is located at Yeerongpilly and we are equipped with modern technology and equipment to ensure that our staff and students receive the very best of CSTC’s VET services.
CSTC is a premier training provider in four core industries in Queensland and as we continue to expand our training and consulting services into overseas markets and other related industries, our reputation as a quality training and service provider is further broadened. CSTC’s success can also be attributed to the ongoing support received from its proactive Board of Directors, our funding support agencies and the industries in which we successfully operate.