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 you may be eligible for CSQ funded training to advance or expand your skills under one of the CSQ programs listed below.

Funded by industry for industry…

Short Courses

Are you an existing worker in the building and construction industry looking to learn new and important skills that will help you to further your career in construction?

The Short Courses program could be for you.

This program aims to provide existing workers, industry workers currently out of work or between jobs, and business owners with flexible solutions to update their skills and knowledge, meet licensing, safety and regulatory requirements and adapt to changing job requirements.

The Short Courses program provides funding to assist with upskilling and cross skilling existing workers in the building and construction industry.

Short Courses are individual competencies designed to provide flexible solutions to workers wanting to update their skills and knowledge in specific and targeted areas.

Apprentice Advance +

CSQ is committed to working with industry to continue to improve apprentice completion rates in Queensland.

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

The program covers the training costs for eligible apprentices and trainees to:

  • Undertake key training to complement the skills they are developing, and
  • Access higher level training and short courses for 12 months after they have completed their apprenticeship or traineeship.
Code Qualification Apprenticeship (A) or Traineeship (T)
UEE32211 Certificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration A
CPC30111 Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying A
MSF31113 Certificate III in Cabinet Making A
CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry A
RII30915 Certificate III in Civil Construction T
RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations A
RII31215 Certificate III in Civil Foundations T
CPC31211 Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining A
CPC30318 Certificate III in Concreting T
CPC31411 Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing A
CPC30511 Certificate III in Dogging T
CPC30511 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician A
CPC32813 Certificate III in Fire Protection A
UEE31011 Certificate III in Fire Protection Control A
MSF30818 Certificate III in Flooring Technology A
CPC32713 Certificate III in Gas Fitting A
MSF30418 Certificate III in Glass and Glazing A
CPC31912 Certificate III in Joinery A
AHC30916 Certificate III in Landscape Construction A
CPC30611 Certificate III in Painting and Decorating A
CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing A
CPC30711 Certificate III in Rigging T
CPC32612 Certificate III in Roof Plumbing A
CPC30812 Certificate III in Roof Tiling A
CPC30911 Certificate III in Scaffolding T
CPC30116 Certificate III in Shopfitting A
CPC31011 Certificate III in Solid Plastering A
CPC31111 Certificate III in Steelfixing T
CPC32313 Certificate III in Stonemasonry (Monumental/Installation) A
RII31615 / RII31619 Certificate III in Trenchless Technology T
CPC31311 Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling A
CPC32513 Certificate III in Plumbing (Mechanical Services) A

Are you eligible?

Participants must meet the CSQ eligibility criteria to access the funding.

Please refer to the table below to check your eligibility.

 

Eligibility & Program Details

CSQ Short Courses
Program Comparisons
General
Construction
*Civil
Construction
Citizenship / Nationality
An Australian or New Zealand Citizen
A permanent resident of Australia
A holder of a refugee or humanitarian visa

Residence
Permanently reside in Queensland or
Be permanently employed in Queensland

Employment
Unemployed for a period up to but not greater than 4 years
Eligible worker as per job role

Employee of an Authority

X

Employees of an Indigenous Council that is a principle contractor

Apprentice or trainee enrolled in a qualification
other than a CSQ Approved Apprenticeship or Traineeship
(Exclusions apply. Contact us for more information)

Currently enrolled and participating in secondary school

X

X

Contracted trainer or assessor or existing RTO worker

X

X

Funded by another Authority for the same training

X

X

Participants seeking VOC or refresher training, excluding participants seeking refresher training for UETTDRRF06 Perform rescue from a live LV panel

X

*No more than three (3) mobile plant operations (MPO).

Funding

A co-contribution fee may be payable as a contribution towards the cost of training. The fee may be paid by the student, employer or third party. Please contact Pro-Lift Training & Assessments Services for more information on fees, eligibility and course details.

Short courses attract various funding amounts. Please refer to the tables below.

Nationally Recognised Training
CSQ Short Course General Construction
CSQ Short Course Civil Construction
Apprentice Advance + General Construction
Apprentice Advance Plus Civil Construction
Eligibility Table

CSQ Short Course General Construction

General Construction Course Minimum Funding Per Course*
CPCCLDG3001A – Licence to perform dogging $954
CPCCLRG3001A – Licence to perform rigging basic level $1237
CPCCLRG3002A – Licence to perform rigging intermediate level $1294
CPCCLSF2001A – Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level $919
CPCCLSF3001A – Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding intermediate level $1012
CPCCLSF4001 – Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding advanced level $975
CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry $120
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid $107
MSMWHS217 – Gas test atmospheres $202
TLILIC0002 – Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above) $1148
TLILIC0003 – Licence to operate a forklift truck $446
TLILIC0005 – Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more) $523
TLILIC0008 – Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity) $1238
TLILIC0010 – Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes) $1404
TLILIC0013 – Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 60 tonnes) $1338
TLILIC0014 – Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 100 Tonnes) $1594

* Minimum Funding Per Course

This figure is the minimum amount available to eligible students. You may also be eligible for additional Regional and Remote Loading amounts. Please contact us for more information.

Funding Locations

Far North, Mackay Whitsundays.

Eligibility Table

CSQ Short Course Civil Construction

Civil Construction Course Minimum Funding Per Course*
RIICOM301D – Communicate information $225
RIICOM301E – Communicate information $225
RIIHAN301E – Operate elevating work platform $263
RIIHAN308F – Load and unload plant $263
RIIHAN309F – Conduct telescopic materials handler operations $540
RIIRIS301D – Apply risk management processes $240
RIIRIS301E – Apply risk management processes $240
RIIWHS202D – Enter and work in confined spaces $300
RIIWHS204D – Work safely at heights $225
RIIMPO317F – Conduct roller operations $500
RIIMPO318F – Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations $500
RIIMPO319E – Conduct backhoe/loader operations $500
RIIMPO320F – Conduct civil construction excavator operations $500
RIIMPO321F – Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations $500
RIIMPO323E – Conduct civil construction dozer operations $500
RIIMPO324E – Conduct civil construction grader operations $500
RIIMPO326E – Conduct water vehicle operations $450
RIIMPO337E – Conduct articulated haul truck operations $653

* Minimum Funding Per Course

This figure is the minimum amount available to eligible students. You may also be eligible for additional Regional and Remote Loading amounts. Please contact us for more information.

Funding Locations

Far North, Mackay Whitsundays, North West.

Eligibility Table

Apprentice Advance Plus General Construction

Apprentice Advance Plus General Construction Minimum Funding Per Course*
CPCCLDG3001A – Licence to perform dogging $1193
CPCCLRG3001A – Licence to perform rigging basic level $1546
CPCCLRG3002A – Licence to perform rigging intermediate level $1617
CPCCLSF2001A – Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level $1148.75
CPCCLSF3001A – Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding intermediate level $1265
CPCCLSF4001 – Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding advanced level $1218.75
CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry $150
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid $134
MSMWHS217 – Gas test atmospheres $253
TLILIC0002 – Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above) $1434
TLILIC0003 – Licence to operate a forklift truck $558
TLILIC0005 – Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more) $653
TLILIC0008 – Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity) $1547
TLILIC0010 – Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes) $1755
TLILIC0013 – Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 60 tonnes) $1673
TLILIC0014 – Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 100 Tonnes) $1992

* Minimum Funding Per Course

This figure is the minimum amount available to eligible students. You may also be eligible for additional Regional and Remote Loading amounts. Please contact us for more information.

Funding Locations

Far North, Mackay Whitsundays.

Eligibility Table

Apprentice Advance Plus Civil Construction

Apprentice Advance Plus Civil Construction Minimum Funding Per Course*
RIICOM301D – Communicate information $281
RIICOM301E – Communicate information $281
RIIHAN301E – Operate elevating work platform $328
RIIHAN308F – Load and unload plant $328
RIIHAN309F – Conduct telescopic materials handler operations $675
RIIRIS301D – Apply risk management processes $300
RIIRIS301E – Apply risk management processes $300
RIIWHS202D – Enter and work in confined spaces $375
RIIWHS204D – Work safely at heights $281
RIIMPO317F – Conduct roller operations $625
RIIMPO318F – Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations $625
RIIMPO319E – Conduct backhoe/loader operations $625
RIIMPO320F – Conduct civil construction excavator operations $625
RIIMPO321F – Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations $625
RIIMPO323E – Conduct civil construction dozer operations $625
RIIMPO324E – Conduct civil construction grader operations $625
RIIMPO326E – Conduct water vehicle operations $563
RIIMPO337E – Conduct articulated haul truck operations $703

* Minimum Funding Per Course

This figure is the minimum amount available to eligible students. You may also be eligible for additional Regional and Remote Loading amounts. Please contact us for more information.

Funding Locations

Far North, Mackay Whitsundays, North West.