Construction Skills Queensland Higher Qualifications Funding
Construction Skills Queensland 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.
Must be enrolled into a higher qualification program before 31 January, 2024.
And must be ONE of the below:
|Requirement – Right to Work in Australia
|Australian or New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia (if not a citizen)
|Green Medicare Card (Current) or My.gov – Medicare snapshot OR
Australian or New Zealand Passport (Up to 6 months from expiry) OR
Australian or New Zealand Full Birth Certificate or Extract* OR
Australian Citizenship Certificate.
|A Visa holder with relevant permission to work.
N.B. This does not include International Student Visas
Employer letter (on letterhead dated and signed by the employer) confirming the participant has the right to work in Australia and undertake study. Must include Visa number and provide copy of Visa.
*A commemorative birth certificate cannot be accepted
AND must be ONE of the below:
|Requirement – Permanently work in Queensland
An Eligible Worker: Employed in Queensland within the Building & Construction Industry (including relevant clerical, administration & professional staff whose employer is part of the building and construction industry.)
Employees workers, substantially engaged, in the Queensland residential building and construction industry doing:
Employed workers, substantially engaged, in the Queensland civil construction industry doing:
QLeave Building and Construction Member Statement (current statement showing credits within last 4 years) along with confirmation that the participant is undertaking work within the Queensland building and construction industry, e.g., pay slips showing employment at a Queensland building or construction company OR
An Eligible Self-Employed Worker: Works in Queensland within the Building & Construction Industry (including relevant clerical, administration & professional staff whose employer is part of the building and construction industry.)
Self-employed workers, substantially engaged, in the Queensland residential building and construction industry doing:
Self-employed workers, substantially engaged, in the Queensland civil construction industry doing:
|ABN/ACN registration showing ownership and
Two invoices for recent work in the industry, must include company details, ABN, business name, address and details of work performed for the client OR
Statutory Declaration providing details of employment including role and duties within the Building and Construction Industry.
|An active apprentice or trainee undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship registered in Queensland as per the CSQ approved listing. Apprentices or trainees must have completed 50% or more of the registered training plan.
DESBT Commencement Letter to verify Commencement Date, Registration Number and Qualification OR
**Not acceptable as evidence: An SRTO notification from the AASN; Training Contract; Training Plan.
|An unemployed eligible worker (unemployed for a period not greater than 4 years who would otherwise meet the requirements of an Eligible Worker).
|Statutory Declaration providing details of relevant employment including role and duties within the Building and Construction Industry.
QBCC Licence example:
*Interstate licences are not acceptable
**Not acceptable as evidence.
AND must not be:
|An Employee of an Authority.
Employees of Local Councils are acceptable only if they are undertaking duties for building and construction work which would meet the eligible worker criteria.
|State or Territory Government Departments (including but not limited to):
- Energy and Public Works - QBuild
- Transport and Main Roads - Roadtek
Government owned Corporations (including but not limited to):
- CS Energy Ltd
- Stanwell Corporation Ltd
- CleanCo Queensland
- Powerlink Queensland
- Energy Queensland - Ergon; Energex
- Far North Queensland Ports Corporation Ltd (Ports North)
- Gladstone Ports Corporation Ltd
- North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Ltd
- Port of Townsville Ltd
- QIC Ltd
Statutory Bodies (including but not limited to):
- Queensland Rail
- SEQ Water - Urban Utilities; Unity Water
- Jobs Queensland
Commonwealth Government Departments and agencies (including but not limited to):
- Australian Army
- Royal Australian Air Force
- Royal Australian Navy
Commonwealth Companies (including but not limited to):
- Australian Naval Infrastructure Pty Ltd
- Australian Rail Track Corporation Ltd
- NBN Co Ltd
- Australian Universities
- Mt Isa Mines
Corporate Commonwealth Entities (including but not limited to):
- Australia Post
- Defence Housing Australia.
|Currently enrolled and participating in a school program.
|Excluding School-based apprentices and trainees, registered in Queensland, undertaking an approved CSQ apprenticeship/traineeship
|Contracted as a trainer and assessor or an existing worker of an RTO
|Funded by an Authority or other such source for delivery of the same training being undertaken as part of this program
A funded Federal, State or Local Government program.
A funded Industry program.
An Employer funded program.
|Participant seeking a verification of competency
|Currently enrolled and participating in another CSQ Higher Qualifications or SAGT Program in the same contract term.
|Contract term: 1/10/2022 - to 30/09/2024
|Through direct credit achieve more than 50% of the minimum number of units required to complete the qualification.
|Apprentices and Trainees including School Based Apprentices and Trainees not in a CSQ designated Apprenticeship/Traineeship and Skilling Queenslanders for Work Trainees
|Refer to 'Approved apprenticeships for CSQ funding' below.
|Signed into a traineeship for the same qualification either prior to or during the contract term.
|Contract term: 1/10/2022 - 30/09/2024.
|Employees of other industries
|- Automotive: Vehicle repairs and maintenance including Mobile plant machinery
- Arts, Culture, Entertainment and Design: Theatre productions including stage and set services. Live Production Services Film and Television production including studio, stage and set services
- Amenity Horticulture and Landscaping: Arboriculture, Gardening Services, Turf and Sports Turf Management, Retail Nursery and Nursery Production.
- Amusement Leisure & Recreation: Aquatic Attractions, Events and Festivals,
Go Karting, Indoor Play & Family Entertainment Centres, Theme Parks and Outdoor Attractions, Manufacturers and Professional Services supplying the industry, Transportable Rides and Attractions, Engineers related to the industry.
- Maritime: Marine Industry General Purpose Hands Coxswains, Marine Engine Drivers, Engineers, Surveyors Deck Officers, Ships Masters, Cooks, Integrated Ratings Marina Operations.
- Metal, Engineering and Boating: Primary Metal and Metal Product Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing, Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing
Repair and Maintenance, Other Transport Equipment Manufacturing – Including Shipbuilding and Boatbuilding, Other Manufacturing.
- Mining and Drilling: Coal Mining, Drilling and Extractive Industries (Quarrying) Drilling.
- Property Developers and Consultants
- Retail and Wholesale Trade: Sale of goods to the general public and business Hire of goods including plant and equipment
- Tourism, Travel and Hospitality: Accommodation Services, Cookery, Food and Beverage, Hospitality, Events and Exhibitions, Tourism and Travel.
- Transport and Logistics: Purchasing and Supply Logistics, Clerks Transport and Dispatch Clerks and Store-persons, Drivers - Automobile, Delivery and Truck, Freight and Furniture Handlers, Waterside Worker (Stevedore).
|Supply Chain Workers
|Participants excluded under the program rules which includes the program limitations.
Approved apprenticeships for CSQ funding
To be considered for eligibility of CSQ Higher Qualifications funding the student must be:
- An active apprentice or trainee undertaking one of the below CSQ approved apprenticeships or traineeships and must have completed 50% or more of the registered training plan.
|Apprenticeship (A) or Traineeship (T)
|Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration
|Certificate III in Brick and Blocklaying
|Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology
|Certificate III in Carpentry
|Certificate III in Civil Construction
|Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations
|Certificate III in Civil Foundations
|Certificate III in Concreting
|Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing
|Certificate III in Demolition
|Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician
|Certificate III in Fire Protection
|Certificate III in Fire Protection Control
|Certificate III in Flooring Technology
|Certificate III in Gas Fitting
|Certificate III in Glass and Glazing
|Certificate III in Joinery
|Certificate III in Landscape Construction
|Certificate III in Painting and Decorating
|Certificate III in Plumbing
|Certificate III in Plumbing Mechanical Services
|Certificate III in Rail Infrastructure
|Certificate III in Rigging
|Certificate III in Roof Plumbing
|Certificate III in Roof Tiling
|Certificate III in Scaffolding
|Certificate III in Shopfitting
|Certificate III in Solid Plastering
|Certificate III in Steelfixing
|Certificate III in Stonemasonry
|Certificate III in Trenchless Technology
|Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining
|Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling
CSQ approved licences
|Brick & Segmental Paving
|Bricklaying & Block Laying
|Fire Protection – Install and Maintain – Fire Doors and Fire Shutters
|Fire Protection – Install and Maintain – Fire Collars, Fire-Rated Penetrations and Fire-Rated Joint Sealing
|Fire Protection – Install and Maintain – Fire and Smoke Walls and Ceilings
|Floor Finishing and Covering (Hard Sector)
|Foundation Work (Piling and Anchors)
|Glass, Glazing and Aluminium
|Painting and Decorating
|Plumbing and Drainage
|Roof and Wall Cladding
|Sheds, Carports and Garages
|Structural Landscaping (Trade)
|Wall and Floor Tiling
|Low Rise (Contractor and nominee supervisor / Site Supervisor)
|Medium Rise (Contractor and nominee supervisor / Site Supervisor)
|Open (Contractor and nominee supervisor / Site Supervisor)
|Restricted (Kitchen, Bathroom & Laundry installation)
|Restricted to structural landscaping
|Electrical Mechanic Licence
Got questions about funding or need help?
Please call us on 1300 13 60 02, our friendly team are here to help answer all your questions!
All funding is subject to availability at the time of courses scheduled and may change at the time of enquiry and enrolment.