CSQ - Higher Qualifications

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.

CSQ eligibility:

Must be ONE of the below: 

Requirement – Right to Work in AustraliaEvidence
Australian or New Zealand Citizen orGreen 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*
Permanent Resident of Australia (if not a citizen)Certificate of Evidence of Residence Status (CERS)
A Visa holder with relevant permission to work.Visa https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/already-have-a-visa/check-visa-details-and-conditions/check-conditions-online

*A commemorative birth certificate cannot be accepted

AND must be ONE of the below:

Requirement – Permanently work in QueenslandEvidence
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.

QLeave Statement (current statement showing credits within last 4 years) OR
Relevant current Licence (as per listing)* OR
Employer letter (on letter head and signed by the employer) confirming employment, role and duties in the Building and Construction industry OR
Statutory Declaration providing details of employment including role and duties within the Building and Construction Industry.

Self EmployedQLeave Statement (current statement showing credits within last 4 years) OR
Relevant current Licence (as per listing)* OR
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 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
Active apprentices and those within 365 days of completion have access to all correspondence through the online portal.
https://desbt.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/8218/myapprenticeship-brochure.pdf OR
An academic transcript for the qualification with 50% or more competencies achieved
An unemployed eligible worker.QLeave Statement (current statement showing credits within last 4 years) OR
Relevant current Licence (as per listing)* OR
Separation Certificate OR
Statutory Declaration providing details of relevant employment including role and duties within the Building and Construction Industry.
An eligible worker or unemployed eligible worker in the first year out of their CSQ approved apprenticeship or traineeship. (Must commence training within 365 days of the completion date)DESBT Completion Letter to verify the completion date OR
DESBT Certificate of Completion OR
AQF Qualification which includes the Statement “Achieved through Australian Apprenticeship arrangements”
A cancelled apprentice or trainee who was undertaking a CSQ approved apprenticeship or traineeship that has been cancelled having completed 50% or more of the training plan and is currently accessing State Government funding to complete their institution based training.DESBT Cancelled apprentice training approval advice

QBCC Licence example:

*Interstate licences are not acceptable
**Not acceptable as evidence: 

  • An SRTO notification from the AASN
  • A Training Contract
  • A Training Plan

AND must not be:

An Employee of an Authority.
Employees of Local Councils are acceptable.
State or Territory Government Departments
Government owned Corporations (including but not limited to):
- CS Energy Ltd
- Stanwell Corporation Ltd
- CleanCo Queensland
- Powerlink Queensland
- Energy Queensland
- Far North Queensland Ports Corporation Ltd (Ports North)
- Gladstone Ports Corporation Ltd
- North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Ltd
- Port of Townsville Ltd
- SunWater Ltd
- QIC Ltd
Statutory Bodies (including but not limited to):
- Queensland Rail
- Seqwater
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 programA funded Queensland Government program.
A funded Commonwealth Government program.
A funded Industry program.
An Employer funded program
Participant seeking a verification of competency

CSQ approved apprenticeships

Code1Qualification DescriptionApprenticeship (A) or Traineeship (T)
UEE32220Certificate III in Air-conditioning and RefrigerationA
CPC33020Certificate III in Brick and BlocklayingA
MSF31113Certificate III in Cabinet MakingA
CPC30220Certificate III in CarpentryA
RII30920Certificate III in Civil ConstructionT
RII30820Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant OperationsA
RII31220Certificate III in Civil FoundationsT
CPC30320Certificate III in ConcretingT
CPC31420Certificate III in Construction WaterproofingA
CPC30420Certificate III in DemolitionT
CPC305112Certificate III in DoggingT
UEE30820Certificate III in Electrotechnology ElectricianA
CPC32820Certificate III in Fire ProtectionA
UEE31020Certificate III in Fire Protection ControlA
MSF30818Certificate III in Flooring TechnologyA
CPC32720Certificate III in Gas FittingA
MSF30418Certificate III in Glass and GlazingA
CPC31920Certificate III in JoineryA
AHC30916Certificate III in Landscape ConstructionA
CPC30620Certificate III in Painting and DecoratingA
CPC32420Certificate III in PlumbingA
CPC325132Certificate III in Plumbing Mechanical ServicesA
TLI37120Certificate III in Rail InfrastructureT
CPC30720Certificate III in RiggingT
CPC32620Certificate III in Roof PlumbingA
CPC30820Certificate III in Roof TilingA
CPC30920Certificate III in ScaffoldingT
CPC30120Certificate III in ShopfittingA
CPC31020Certificate III in Solid PlasteringA
CPC31120Certificate III in SteelfixingT
CPC32320Certificate III in StonemasonryA
RII31619Certificate III in Trenchless TechnologyT
CPC31220Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling LiningA
CPC31320Certificate III in Wall and Floor TilingA

1 Including superseded and equivalent qualifications
2 Qualification was deleted from CPC Training Package on 15 February 2021. Any Apprentice/Trainee enrolled in this qualification prior to this date has until 14 February 2023 to complete. Refer ASQA Standards For RTOs 2015

CSQ approved licences

QBCCTrade ContractorsBrick & Segmental Paving
QBCCTrade ContractorsBricklaying & Block Laying
QBCCTrade ContractorsBricklaying and Blocklaying
QBCCTrade ContractorsCabinet Making
QBCCTrade ContractorsCarpentry
QBCCTrade ContractorsConcreting
QBCCTrade ContractorsFire Protection – Install and Maintain – Fire Doors and Fire Shutters
QBCCTrade ContractorsFire Protection – Install and Maintain – Fire Collars, Fire-Rated Penetrations and Fire-Rated Joint Sealing
QBCCTrade ContractorsFire Protection – Install and Maintain – Fire and Smoke Walls and Ceilings
QBCCTrade ContractorsFloor Finishing and Covering (Hard Sector)
QBCCTrade ContractorsFoundation Work (Piling and Anchors)
QBCCTrade ContractorsGlass, Glazing and Aluminium
QBCCTrade ContractorsJoinery
QBCCTrade ContractorsPainting and Decorating
QBCCTrade ContractorsPlastering Drywall
QBCCTrade ContractorsPlastering Solid
QBCCTrade ContractorsPlumbing and Drainage
QBCCTrade ContractorsRoof and Wall Cladding
QBCCTrade ContractorsSheds, Carports and Garages
QBCCTrade ContractorsShopfitting (Trade)
QBCCTrade ContractorsSteel Fixing
QBCCTrade ContractorsStonemasonry
QBCCTrade ContractorsStructural Landscaping (Trade)
QBCCTrade ContractorsWall and Floor Tiling
QBCCTrade ContractorsWaterproofing
QBCCBuilderLow Rise (Contractor and nominee supervisor / Site Supervisor)
QBCCBuilderMedium Rise (Contractor and nominee supervisor / Site Supervisor)
QBCCBuilderOpen (Contractor and nominee supervisor / Site Supervisor)
QBCCBuilderRestricted (Kitchen, Bathroom & Laundry installation)
QBCCBuilderRestricted (Shopfitting)
QBCCBuilderRestricted to structural landscaping
QBCCMechanical ServicesPlumbing
ESOElectricalElectrical 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!

Phone 1300 13 60 02

All funding is subject to availability at the time of courses scheduled and may change at the time of enquiry and enrolment.

RTO 30097

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