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.

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

Employed minimum one (1) month full time (equivalent)
Unemployed for a period up to but not greater than 4 years
Eligible worker as per job role

Employee of an Authority

X

Employee of an Authority – Excluding employees of an
Indigenous Council that is a principle contractor

Maximum short courses in funding period

8

5*

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

X

X

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

Prevoiusly funded under this program
for the maximum number of short courses

X

X

Funded by another Authority for the same training

X

X

Participants seeking VOC or refresher training

X

X

* 5 Civil Short Courses
No more than three (3) mobile plant operations (MPO)
units can be included in the maximum number of units undertaken.
Eligibility Table

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 Civil Short Course Code Minimum
Funding Per
Course*
CSQ Short Course General Short Course
Code

Minimum
Funding Per
Course*

Operate Elevating Work Platform

RIIHAN301E

$180

Prepare to Work Safely
in the Construction Industry (WHITE CARD)
* This course is only offered at the Cairns Training Facility.

CPCCWHS1001

$70

Conduct Telescopic Materials Handler Operations

RIIHAN309F

$540

Licence to operate a forklift truck

TLILIC0003

$225

Conduct Roller Operations

RIIMPO317F

$500

Licence to Perform Dogging

CPCCLDG3001A

$600

Conduct Civil Construction Skid Steer Loader Operations

RIIMPO318F

$500

Licence to Perform Rigging Basic Level

CPCCLRG3001A

$600

Conduct Backhoe/Loader Operations

RIIMPO319F

$500

Licence to Perform Rigging Intermediate Level.

CPCCLRG3002A

$225

Conduct Civil Construction Excavator Operations

RIIMPO320F

$500

Licence to Erect, Alter and Dismantle Scaffolding Basic Level

CPCCLSF2001A

$300

Conduct Civil Construction Wheeled Front End Loader Operations

RIIMPO321F

$500

Licence to Operate a Vehicle Loading Crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above)

TLILIC0002

$938

Conduct Civil Construction Tracked Front End Loader Operations

RIIMPO322E

$500

Licence to Operate Boom-Type Elevating Work Platform (boom length 11 meters or more)

TLILIC0005

$225

Conduct Civil Construction Dozer Operations

RIIMPO323E

$500

Licence to Operate Non-Slewing Mobile Crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity)

TLILIC3008

$938

Conduct Civil Construction Grader Operations

RIIMPO324F

$500

Licence to Operate a Slewing Mobile Crane (up to 20 tonnes)

TLILIC0010

$938

Conduct Civil Construction Scraper Operations

RIIMPO325F

$500

Licence to Operate a Slewing Mobile Crane (up to 60 tonnes)

TLILIC0013

$938

Conduct Civil Construction Water Vehicle Operations

RIIMPO326D

$300

Licence to Operate a Slewing Mobile Crane (up to 100 tonnes)

TLILIC0014

$938

Conduct Articulated Haul Truck Operations

RIIMPO337E

$300

Licence to Operate a Slewing Mobile Crane (over 100 tonnes)

TLILIC0015

$938

Conduct Rigid Haul Truck Operations

RIIMPO338E

$300

* 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.
Enter and Work in Confined Spaces

RIIWHS202D

$300

Funding Locations
Far North, Mackay Whitsundays, North West.
Work Safely at Heights

RIWHS204D

$225

* 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, Greater Brisbane.