Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ)

CSQ subsidises training costs to support workers, apprentices, trainees and career seekers in the building and construction industry.

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What is CSQ?

CSQ subsidises training costs to support workers, apprentices, trainees and career seekers in the building and construction industry. Take a look below at how each of the CSQ funding models work and what courses you can do.

Find out if you are eligible to access a CSQ subsidised course.
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Eligibility

In order to access CSQ funding for the HLS Program you need to be:

  • Currently working in the industry, or a construction worker who has been unemployed for less than 6 months
  • Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia or a holder of a refugee or humanitarian visa
  • Permanently reside in Queensland or be permanently employed in Queensland

and must not be:

  • currently enrolled and participating in a school program; or
  • contracted trainers and assessors or existing workers of any RTO; or
  • already funded by an Authority or other such source for delivery of the same training being undertaken as part of this program; or
  • previously been funded under this program in the same program period; or
  • enrolled in a course they have previously completed.
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Skills Assessment & Gap Training

About

The Skills Assessment & Gap Training Program (SAGT) is an initiative of CSQ giving existing workers – or return to worker personnel –  in the building and construction industry a chance to turn their experience into a formal qualification.

SAGT process will identify skills that you already have and provide the gap training you need to achieve a nationally recognised qualification.

Eligibility

In order to access CSQ SAGT Funding you need to be:

  • already working in the construction industry.
  • already across the majority of skills necessary to operate as a skilled worker but don’t yet hold a qualification.
  • keen to turn experience into a formal qualification.
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FAQ

Once the contribution fee is paid, enrolment paperwork completed and you’ve been approved for CSQ funding:

  1. Skills Assessment will be undertaken
  2. At least 80% of the qualification competencies must fall under Recognition of Prior Learning. This includes up to 50% credit transfer from completed competencies.*
  3. Gap training will be provided for the remaining 20% of skills

*Please note: Eligibility for funding may be affected if less than 80% of the qualification cannot be demonstrated through recognition of prior learning.

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an independent (non-government) industry-funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices, trainees and career seekers in the building and construction industry.

Eligibility

In order to access CSQ Short Course Funding you need to be:

  • already working in the construction industry
  • seeking to increase your knowledge in a specific area
  • have perhaps been asked by your boss to complete additional training
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You can undertake up-to three civil short courses. If you are undertaking the general short courses, you can complete up-to eight.

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an independent (non-government) industry-funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices, trainees and career seekers in the building and construction industry.