CSQ - small business

Construction Skills Queensland Small Business Course 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: 

Small business eligibilityEvidence
Be an owner of an eligible building and construction small business*Complete compulsory CSQ Eligibility Details for Small Business Workshop forms. Must state business name and job title/role.
Be an employee of an eligible building and construction small business who is directly involved in the day-to-day running of the business*Complete compulsory CSQ Eligibility Details for Small Business Workshop forms. Must state business name and job title/role.

*An eligible building and construction small business means a business with 20 or less employees that conducts building and construction work in the Queensland building and construction industry and is based in Queensland.

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.

QBCC Licence example:

*Interstate licences are not acceptable

AND must not be: 

ConditionClarification
Currently enrolled and participating in a secondary 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 previously funded under this program in the same contract termThis includes enrolling in another qualification with another RTO in the same program period.

CSQ approved licences

RegulatorDescriptionLicence
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
QBCCElectricalElectrical 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

Major Sponsors

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