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Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Funding

As a Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) registered training supplier, we provide training that is supported by CSQ funding

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an independent, not-for-profit, industry-funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices, trainees and career seekers in the building and construction industry.

CSQ provides funding to reduce the financial obstacle to training, making upskilling an affordable option for many more individuals in the construction industry.

CSQ contributes towards the cost of courses to reduce the cost to participants. CSQ funding is paid directly to the contracted RTO, generally between 75% and 100% of course costs.

If you are currently working in the Queensland building and construction industry or if you are an unemployed eligible worker,  you may be eligible for CSQ funded training to advance or expand your skills under one of the CSQ programs listed below:

  • Short course program
  • Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program (General and Civil Construction)
  • Higher Qualifications Program (General and Civil Construction)
  • Apprentice Advance+ Program

*Note:

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  • Short course program

    The Short Courses program provides funding to assist with upskilling and cross skilling existing and unemployed eligible workers in the building and construction industry. Short Courses are individual competencies and skills sets designed to provide flexible solutions to workers wanting to update their skills and knowledge in specific, targeted areas.

    Eligibility for the Short Course General Construction program:

    To be eligible for the Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Short Courses program, individuals:

    • must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or hold a refugee and humanitarian visa
    • must permanently reside in Queensland or be permanently employed in Queensland
    • must be an eligible worker in the building and construction industry OR an Unemployed Eligible Worker who has been unemployed for a period of not greater than four (4) years
    • must not be eligible under the Apprentice Advance Plus program as:
      • a current active apprentice or trainee in Queensland as defined in the Act undertaking a Recognised Apprenticeship or Traineeship; or
      • an existing worker or unemployed eligible worker in the first year out of their Recognised Apprenticeship or Traineeship who must commence training within 365 days of the completion date recorded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training administration system (DELTA); or
      • a cancelled apprentice or trainee who was undertaking a Recognised Apprenticeship or Traineeship that has been cancelled and are currently accessing State Government funding to complete their institution-based training
    • cannot be currently enrolled and participating in a Queensland secondary school program (excluding a school based Apprentice or Trainee)
    • cannot be a contracted trainer or assessor or existing worker of a Registered Training Organisation
    • cannot have previously completed the short course for which funding is sought
    • cannot have been funded by an Authority for delivery of the same training being undertaken as a part of this program
    • cannot be seeking a Verification of Competency or Determination of Competency services

    *Note an eligible worker has the same meaning as the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Services Leave) Act 1991 (QLD).

    How to apply:

    Funded courses:

    Short course code and titleFull FeeCSQ contribution
    SGATF2F Silica General Awareness Training (non-accredited)Call for quote$152.00
    AGAT Asbestos general awareness training (non-accredited)Call for quote$150.00
    BSBESB402 Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business venturesCall for quote$360.00
    BSBSUS211 Participate in sustainable work practicesCall for quote$240.00
    BSBWHS414 Contribute to WHS risk managementCall for quote$360.00
    CPCCCM2004 Handle construction materialsCall for quote$253.00
    CPCCCM2010 Work safely on scaffolding higher than two metresCall for quote$300.00
    CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heightsCall for quote$300.00
    CPCCLDG3001 Licence to perform dogging$1,350.00$964.00
    CPCCLHS3001 Licence to operate a personnel and materials hoist$1,038.00$938.00
    CPCCLSF2001 Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level$1,250.00$928.00
    CPCCLSF3001 Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding intermediate level$1,555.00$1,022.00
    CPCCLSF4001 Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding advanced levelCall for quote$985.00
    CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry$120.00$120.00
    CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industryCall for quote$240.00
    TLID1001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methodsCall for quote$217.00
    TLID3035 Operate a boom type elevating work platform$410.00$326.00
    TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck$695.00$451.00
    TLILIC0005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)$695.00$528.00
    NAT10910001 Use swing stage scaffolds safelyCall for quote$644.00
    WHSQHSRNCB01 Health and Safety Representative (HSR) WHSQ approved course – Initial (5 days)$770.00$589.00
    WHSQHSRNCB02 Health and Safety Representative (HSR) WHSQ approved course – Refresher$265.00$265.00

    Eligibility for the CSQ Short Course Civil Construction program:

    To be eligible for the Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Short Courses program, individuals:

    • must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or hold a refugee and humanitarian visa
    • must permanently reside in Queensland or be permanently employed in Queensland
    • must be an existing and eligible worker in the building and construction industry OR an Unemployed Eligible Worker who has been unemployed for a period of not greater than four (4) years
    • must not be eligible under the Apprentice Advance Plus program as:
      • a current active apprentice or trainee in Queensland as defined in the Act undertaking a Recognised Apprenticeship or Traineeship; or
      • an existing worker or unemployed eligible worker in the first year out of their Recognised Apprenticeship or Traineeship who must commence training within 365 days of the completion date recorded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training administration system (DELTA); or
      • a cancelled apprentice or trainee who was undertaking a Recognised Apprenticeship or Traineeship that has been cancelled and are currently accessing State Government funding to complete their institution-based training
    • cannot be currently enrolled and participating in a Queensland secondary school program (excluding a school based Apprentice or Trainee)
    • cannot be a contracted trainer or assessor or existing worker of a Registered Training Organisation
    • cannot have previously completed the short course for which funding is sought
    • cannot have been funded by an Authority for delivery of the same training being undertaken as a part of this program
    • cannot be seeking a Verification of Competency or Determination of Competency services

    Maximum of 3 RIIMPO  (plant) courses allowed per contract term.

    *Note an eligible worker has the same meaning as the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Services Leave) Act 1991 (QLD).

    How to apply:

    Funded courses:

    Short course code and title (Maximum of three RIIMPO units subsidised per participant)Full FeeCSQ contribution
    RIICCM202E Identify, locate and protect underground servicesCall for quote$227.00
    RIICOM301E Communicate informationCall for quote$227.00
    RIIHAN301E Operate elevating work platformCall for quote$266.00
    RIIHAN308F Load and unload plantCall for quote$266.00
    RIIHAN309F Conduct telescopic materials handler operationsCall for quote$540.00
    RIIHAN311F Conduct operations with integrated tool carrierCall for quote$500.00
    RIIRIS301E Apply risk management processesCall for quote$240.00
    RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces$350.00$300.00
    RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights$275.00$225.00
    RIIMPO316E Conduct self-propelled compactor operationsCall for quote$404.00
    RIIMPO317F Conduct roller operationsCall for quote$500.00
    RIIMPO318F Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operationsCall for quote$505.00
    RIIMPO319E Conduct backhoe/loader operationsCall for quote$505.00
    RIIMPO320F Conduct civil construction excavator operationsCall for quote$505.00
    RIIMPO321F Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operationsCall for quote$505.00
    RIIMPO322E Conduct civil construction tracked front end loader operationsCall for quote$505.00
    RIIMPO323E Conduct civil construction dozer operationsCall for quote$505.00
    RIIMPO324F Conduct civil construction grader operationsCall for quote$505.00
    RIIMPO325E Conduct civil construction scraper operationsCall for quote$505.00
    RIIMPO326E Conduct water vehicle operationsCall for quote$455.00
    RIIMPO337E Conduct articulated haul truck operationsCall for quote$569.00
    RIIMPO338E Conduct rigid haul truck operationsCall for quote$569.00
  • Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program (General and Civil Construction)

    If you work in the general construction workforce or the civil construction workforce, and have learnt  skills on the job but don’t hold a formal qualification, the  Skills Assessment and Gap Training (SAGT) program may be suited to you.

    Eligibility for the Skills Assessment and Gap Training General and Civil programs:

    • must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or hold a refugee and humanitarian visa
    • must permanently reside in Queensland or be permanently employed in Queensland
    • must be an existing and eligible worker in the building and construction industry or be an unemployed eligible worker and able to demonstrate RPL experience in 80% or more competencies required to complete the full qualification.
    • cannot be an employee of any Authority (excludes employees of an Indigenous Council that is a Principal Contractor) [AHC and CPC qualifications only]
    • cannot be currently enrolled and participating in a Queensland secondary school program
    • cannot be currently undertaking an Apprenticeship or Traineeship
    • cannot be a contracted trainer or assessor or existing worker of a Registered Training Organisation
    • cannot have previously completed the units of competency for which funding is sought
    • must seek to achieve more than 80% (but less than 100%) of the entire qualification by Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – and less than 50% through direct credit transfer
    • cannot be previously funded under this program in the same contract term
    • cannot be funded by an Authority or such other source for delivery of the same training being undertaken as part of this program

    *Note an eligible worker has the same meaning as the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Services Leave) Act 1991 (QLD).

    How to apply:

    Funded courses:

    Qualification code and titleCSQ contribution
    AHC30916 Certificate III in Landscape Construction$5,500.00
    CPC30211 / CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry$5,500.00
    CPC30320 Certificate III in Concreting$5,500.00
    CPC30711 / CPC30720 Certificate III in Rigging$5,500.00
    CPC30911 / CPC30920 Certificate III in Scaffolding$5,500.00
    CPC31111 / CPC31120 Certificate III in Steelfixing$5,500.00
    RII30815 / RII30820 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations$5,500.00
    RII30919 / RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction (Bituminous Surfacing)$5,500.00
    RII30919 / RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction (Bridge Construction and Maintenance)$5,500.00
    RII30919 / RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction (Pipe Laying) $5,500.00
    RII30919 / RII30920 Certificate III in Civil Construction (Road Construction and Maintenance) $5,500.00
  • Higher Qualifications Program (General and Civil Construction)

    The Higher Qualifications program provides nationally accredited qualifications including Certificate IV and Diploma and is targeted to assist participants in career development to help you gain new skills and knowledge.

    Eligibility for the Higher Qualifications Program:

    To be eligible for the Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Higher Qualifications program, individuals:

    • must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or hold a refugee and humanitarian visa
    • must permanently reside in Queensland or be permanently employed in Queensland
    • must be an existing worker (includes relevant clerical, administration and professional staff) in the building and construction industry   OR an Unemployed Eligible Worker who has been unemployed for a period of not greater than four (4) years
    • can be an Apprentice in the 3rd or 4th year of the apprenticeship [BSB and CPC qualifications only]
    • must not be eligible under the Apprentice Advance Plus program as:
      • a current active apprentice or trainee in Queensland as defined in the Act undertaking a Recognised Apprenticeship or Traineeship; or
      • an existing worker or unemployed eligible worker in the first year out of their Recognised Apprenticeship or Traineeship who must commence training within 365 days of the completion date recorded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training administration system (DELTA); or
      • a cancelled apprentice or trainee who was undertaking a Recognised Apprenticeship or Traineeship that has been cancelled and are currently accessing State Government funding to complete their institution-based training
    • cannot be currently enrolled and participating in a Queensland secondary school program
    • cannot be a contracted trainer or assessor or an existing worker of a Registered Training Organisation
    • cannot have previously completed the units of competency for which funding is sought
    • cannot seek to achieve the entire qualification by Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    • cannot be previously funded under this program in the same Contract Term
    • cannot have been funded by an Authority or such other source for delivery of the same training being undertaken as part of this Program

    *Note an eligible worker has the same meaning as the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Services Leave) Act 1991 (QLD).

    How to apply:

    Funded courses:

    Qualification code and titleCSQ contribution
    BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety$2,700.00
    BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management$2,761.00
    BSB50820 Diploma of Project Management$3,409.00
    BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety$2,761.00
    CPC40110 / CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)$5,670.00
    CPC40208 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Contract Administration)$3,038.00
    CPC40308 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating)$4,725.00
    CPC40320 Certificate IV in Building Project Support$3,610.00
    CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)$7,918.00
    CPC50220 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)$10,342.00
    CPC60220 Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)$4,465.00
    RII40715 Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision$4,725.00
    RII40720 Certificate IV in Civil Construction*
    (Not eligible for Major Contractors Training Program)
    $4,388.00
    RII50415 / RII50420 Diploma of Civil Construction Management$6,750.00

    *Funding is subject to availability

  • Apprentice Advance+ Program

    CSQ’s Apprentice Advance Plus Program gives Queensland’s construction apprentices and trainees a valuable edge in the jobs market with free additional training to boost their skills and career prospects.

    The Apprentice Advance Plus Program is available to any Queenslander currently in an eligible construction apprenticeship or traineeship, or for the first year following completion of an eligible apprenticeship/traineeship.

    CSQ is committed to helping apprentices futureproof their careers by keeping their skills up-to-date with the latest training.

    Eligibility for the Apprentice Advance+ Short Course program:

    To be eligible for the Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Apprentice Advance+ Short Course program, individuals:

    • must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or hold a refugee and humanitarian visa
    • must permanently reside in Queensland or be permanently employed in Queensland
    • must fit one of the following categories:
      • a current or cancelled apprentice or trainee of a recognised apprenticeship or traineeship; or
      • an employee or self-employed in the Queensland Building and Construction industry, commencing training within 365 days from completion date of their recognised Apprenticeship or Traineeship
      • a permanent Queensland resident unemployed for a period less than twelve (12) months in the first year out of a Recognised Apprenticeship or Traineeship, , commencing training within 365 days from completion gapdate of their Recognised Apprenticeship or Traineeship
    • cannot be an employee of any Authority (excludes employees of an Indigenous Council that is a Principal Contractor)
    • cannot be currently enrolled and participating in a Queensland secondary school program
    • cannot be a contracted trainer or assessor or existing worker of a Registered Training Organisation
    • cannot have previously completed the units of competency for which funding is sought
    • cannot be funded by an Authority or such other source for delivery of the same training being undertaken as part of this program
    • cannot seek a Verification of Competency (or Determination of Competency)

    *Note an eligible worker has the same meaning as the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Services Leave) Act 1991 (QLD).

    Eligibility for the Apprentice Advance+ Higher Qualifications Program:

    To be eligible for the Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Apprentice Advance+ Higher Qualifications program, individuals:

    • must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or hold a refugee and humanitarian visa
    • must permanently reside in Queensland or be permanently employed in Queensland
    • must fit one of the following categories:
      • a current or cancelled apprentice or trainee of a recognised apprenticeship or traineeship; or
      • an employee or self-employed in the Queensland Building and Construction industry, commencing training within 365 days from completion date of their recognised Apprenticeship or Traineeship
      • a permanent Queensland resident unemployed for a period less than twelve (12) months in the first year out of a Recognised Apprenticeship or Traineeship, , commencing training within 365 days from completion date of their Recognised Apprenticeship or Traineeship
    • cannot be an employee of any Authority (excludes employees of an Indigenous Council that is a Principal Contractor)
    • cannot be currently enrolled and participating in a Queensland secondary school program
    • cannot be a contracted trainer or assessor or an existing worker of a Registered Training Organisation
    •  cannot have previously completed the units of competency for which funding is sought
    • cannot seek to achieve the entire qualification by Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    • cannot be previously funded under this program in the same Contract Term
    • cannot have been funded by an Authority or such other source for delivery of the same training being undertaken as part of this Program

    *Note an eligible worker has the same meaning as the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Services Leave) Act 1991 (QLD).