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About CSQ-Funded Training…


  • 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-funded training is delivered by a range of selected registered
    training organisations (RTOs) across Queensland.
  • CSQ contributes towards the cost of courses to reduce the cost to
    participants. CSQ funding is paid directly to the contracted RTO.

Are you eligible for CSQ funding?

Participants must meet the CSQ eligibility criteria to access the CSQ Short Form Course funding.

Please refer to the information below to check eligibility. Feel free to contact us for more information and to assist you in determining eligibility on 07 3807 6061

Who is eligible:

  1. Residency and Employment Status:
  • Australian or New Zealand citizens.
  • Permanent residents.
  • Visa holders with permission to work and study in Australia (does not include International Student Visas).
  1. Employment Criteria:
  • Must be employed by a business in the Queensland building and construction industry. OR:
  • Unemployed for no more than four years who meet the eligibility criteria.
  1. Types of Workers:

 Employees and Self-employed Workers:

Those substantially engaged in:

  • Construction, renovations, and extensions of residential and commercial buildings.
  • Installation services for interiors of residential and commercial buildings (e.g., electrical, plumbing, flooring).
  • Working on a CSQ designated Major Project involving infrastructure construction.

Civil Construction Workers:

Those substantially engaged in:

  • Land development and site preparation.
  • Civil infrastructure works.
  • Working on a CSQ designated Major Project.


Who is not eligible:

  1. Specific Groups:
  • Employees of an Authority or participants who are not employed in the Queensland building and construction industry
  • Council workers not engaged in specified building and construction work.
  • Apprentices and trainees not in a CSQ approved apprenticeship or traineeship
  • Consultants, supply chain workers, international students, RTO employees, or contracted trainers.
  • Those already funded by another source for the same training.
  • Participants seeking verification of competency or enrolled in a school program.

How many CSQ funded short courses can you access?

In this current CSQ funding 2022-24* contract period, an eligible participant will only be able to access a total of 8 funded short courses.

There is also a stipulation of how many types of courses or ‘units’ a participant can access:

  • Up to a maximum of 3 HRW units only (e.g. units beginning with CPCC or TLIC)
  • Up to a maximum 3 MPO units only (e.g. machine plant operator units beginning with code RIIMPO)

A single participant can access other short courses that are listed below, such as Working Safely at Heights (RIIWHS204E) or Operate Elevating Work Platform (RIIHAN301E aka Yellow Card) but must not exceed more than 8 units of competency in the 2022-2024 CSQ Short Course Program*.

Please note: It’s important that a single participant does not exceed the maximum number of training units of competency during the 2022-24 CSQ funding period, as the participant (or their employer) will be liable for the full fee incurred for training of any and all extra units of competency above the maximum allowed. 

* The 2022/2023 CSQ short course contract has been extended to 30 September 2024, which means that the 8 maximum allowed units is for training commenced during period 1 October 2022 – 30 September 2024.

What are some examples of HRW, TLIC and MPO units?

HRW – stands for High Risk Work. This broad term is used to describe units of competencies that upon successful completion allow the participant to apply for the relevant licence. Such units often begin with code CPCC or TLIC).


  • CPCCLDG3001 – Licence to perform dogging
  • CPCCLRG3001 – Licence to perform rigging basic level
  • CPCCLTC4001 – Licence to operate a tower crane

TLIC – part of the beginning of a unit of competency’s course code, these are also HRW units that result in the participant being able to apply for a relevant licence


  • TLILIC0013 – Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 60 tonnes)
  • TLILIC0020 – Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to and over 100 tonnes)

MPO – these units of competency are machine plant operator courses that do not result in a licensed outcome. Upon successful completion the participant is issued with a certificate officially known as a Statement of Attainment and a card issued by the RTO that can be taken on site as proof of competence.


  • RIIMPO317F – Conduct roller operations
  • RIIMPO320F – Conduct civil construction excavator operations
  • RIIMPO318F – Conduct skid steer loader operations


How much does CSQ contribute towards short courses?

CSQ Short Courses – Building Specific

*Funding Provided by CSQ Per Course

-This figure is the amount available to eligible students.

-Please refer to the Course Calendar for more information about ‘out of pocket’ costs


CSQ Short Courses – Civil Specific

*Funding Per Course

-This figure is the amount available to eligible students.

-Please refer to the Course Calendar for more information about ‘out of pocket’ costs


CSQ Training Plan 2023-24

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Contact us any time using the details below. Alternatively, leave us a message using the enquiry form we will get back to you the following business day at the latest.



Phone: 07 3807 6061

Email: admin@onthejobtraining.edu.au

Address: 79 Christensen Road, Stapylton QLD 4207

Usual Business Hours: Mon - Fri 6.30AM - 5:00PM

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