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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 industry-funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices and career seekers in the building and construction industry.

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:

*Note:

  • 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.

    This contract period, participants are eligible for eight (8) General Construction Short Courses and five (5) Civil Construction Short Courses.

    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 existing and eligible worker in the building and construction industry who has had a one month or more employment relationship with their employer. The working relationship can be built up through full-time, part-time or casual employment or engagement as a contract worker 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 previously funded under this program, with any RTO, for eight (8) short courses in the same contract period (CSQ contract year is 1 October to 30 September)
    • 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 FeeFunding SEQFunding RegionalFunding Remote
    AGAT Asbestos general awareness training (non-accredited)Call for quote$150.00$187.50$225.00
    BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small businessCall for quote$360.00$450.00$540.00
    BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesCall for quote$240.00$300.00$360.00
    BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk controlCall for quote$360.00$450.00$540.00
    CPCCCM2010 Work safely on scaffolding higher than two metresCall for quote$300.00$375.00$450.00
    CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heightsCall for quote$300.00$375.00$450.00
    CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging$1,350.00$600.00$750.00$900.00
    CPCCLHS3001A Licence to operate a personnel and materials hoist$1,038.00$938.00$1,172.50$1,407.00
    CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic level$1,750.00$600.00$750.00$900.00
    CPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging intermediate level$1,750.00$225.00$281.25$337.50
    CPCCLSF2001A Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level$1,250.00$300.00$375.00$450.00
    CPCCLSF3001A Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding intermediate level$1,555.00$300.00$375.00$450.00
    CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry$120.00$70.00$87.50$105.00
    CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industryCall for quote$240.00$300.00$360.00
    HLTAID003 Provide first aidCall for quote$80.00$100.00$120.00
    TLID3035 Operate a boom type elevating work platform$410.00$180.00$225.00$270.00
    TLILIC0002 Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above)Call for quote$938.00$1,172.50$1,407.00
    TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck$695.00$225.00$281.25$337.50
    TLILIC0005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)$695.00$225.00$281.25$337.50
    TLILIC0008 Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity)$1,038.00$938.00$1,172.50$1,407.00
    USESSS001A Use swing stage scaffolds safelyCall for quote$150.00$187.50$225.00
    WHSQHSRNCB01 Health and Safety Representative (HSR) WHSQ approved course – Initial (5 days)$770.00$240.00$300.00$360.00

    For breakdown of regional/remote loading please see here: CSQ Location Loadings

    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
    • o must be an existing and eligible worker in the building and construction industry who has had a one month or more employment relationship with their employer. The working relationship can be built up through full-time, part-time or casual employment or engagement as a contract worker 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 previously funded under this program, with any RTO, for five (5) short courses in the same contract period (CSQ contract year is 1 October to 30 September)
    • 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 title (Maximum of three RIIMPO units subsidised per participant)Full FeeFunding SEQFunding RegionalFunding Remote
    RIICCM202D Identify, locate and protect underground servicesCall for quote$225.00$281.25$337.50
    RIIHAN301E Operate elevating work platformCall for quote$180.00$225.00$270.00
    RIIHAN308F Load and unload plantCall for quote$150.00$187.50$225.50
    RIIHAN309F Conduct telescopic materials handler operationsCall for quote$540.00$675.00$810.00
    RIIHAN311F Conduct operations with integrated tool carrierCall for quote$500.00$625.00$750.00
    RIIMPO317F Conduct roller operationsCall for quote$500.00$625.00$750.00
    RIIMPO318F Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operationsCall for quote$500.00$625.00$750.00
    RIIMPO319E Conduct backhoe/loader operationsCall for quote$500.00$625.00$750.00
    RIIMPO320F Conduct civil construction excavator operationsCall for quote$500.00$625.00$750.00
    RIIMPO321F Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operationsCall for quote$500.00$625.00$750.00
    RIIMPO322E Conduct civil construction tracked front end loader operationsCall for quote$500.00$625.00$750.00
    RIIMPO323E Conduct civil construction dozer operationsCall for quote$500.00$625.00$750.00
    RIIMPO324F Conduct civil construction grader operationsCall for quote$500.00$625.00$750.00
    RIIMPO325E Conduct civil construction scraper operationsCall for quote$500.00$625.00$750.00
    RIIMPO326E Conduct water vehicle operationsCall for quote$300.00$375.00$450.00
    RIIMPO337E Conduct articulated haul truck operationsCall for quote$300.00$375.00$450.00
    RIIMPO338E Conduct rigid haul truck operationsCall for quote$300.00$375.00$450.00
    RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces$350.00$300.00$375.00$450.00
    RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights$275.00$225.00$281.25$337.50

    For breakdown of regional/remote loading please see here: CSQ Location Loadings

  • 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 who has had a one month or more employment relationship with their employer. The working relationship can be built up through full-time, part-time or casual employment or engagement as a contract worker OR a career seeker who holds previous experience in the building and construction industry 
    • 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 titleFunding SEQFunding RegionalFunding Remote
    AHC30916 Certificate III in Landscape Construction$4,375.00$5,468.75$6,562.50
    CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry$4,375.00$5,468.75$6,562.50
    CPC30318 Certificate III in Concreting$4,375.00$5,468.75$6,562.50
    CPC30711 Certificate III in Rigging$4,375.00$5,468.75$6,562.50
    CPC31111 Certificate III in Steelfixing$4,375.00$5,468.75$6,562.50
    RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations$4,375.00$5,468.75$6,562.50
    RII30915 Certificate III in Civil Construction (Road Construction and Maintenance)$4,375.00$5,468.75$6,562.50
    RII30915 Certificate III in Civil Construction (Pipe Laying)$4,375.00$5,468.75$6,562.50

    For breakdown of regional/remote loading please see here: CSQ Location Loadings

  • Higher Level Skills Program (General and Civil Construction)

    The Higher Level Skills 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 Level Skills Program:

    To be eligible for the Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Higher Level Skills 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 who has had a one month or more employment relationship with their employer. The working relationship can be built up through full-time, part-time or casual employment or engagement as a contract worker 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 titleFunding SEQFunding RegionalFunding Remote
    BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety$2,700.00$3, 375.00$4,050.00
    BSB51315 Diploma of Work Health and Safety$2,760.75$3, 450.75$4,141.12
    BSB51415 Diploma of Project Management$2,565.00$3,206.25$3,847.50
    CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)$5,670.00$7,087.50$8,505.00
    CPC40208 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Contract Administration)$3,037.50$3,796.87$4,556.25
    CPC40308 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Estimating)$4,725.00$5,906.25$7,087.50
    CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)$7,917.75$9,897.18$11,876.62
    CPC60212 Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)$4,421.25$5,526.56$6,631.87
    RII40715 Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision$4,725.00$5,906.25$7,087.50
    RII50415 Diploma of Civil Construction Management$6,750.00$8,437.50$10,125.00

    For breakdown of regional/remote loading please see here: CSQ Location Loadings

    *Funding is subject to availability

  • Apprentice Advance+ Program

    The Apprentice Advance+ program offers additional training to eligible apprentices and trainees to boost their skills and career prospects.

    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 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 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 Level Skills Program:

    To be eligible for the Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Apprentice Advance+ Higher Level Skills 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).