CSQ Funding Now Available

About CSQ-Funded Training…

  • Construction Skills Queensland is an independent, not-for-profit, industryfunded 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, generally between 75% and 100% of course costs.

Apprentice Advance

  •  CSQ’s Apprentice Advance loading gives Queensland’s construction apprentices and trainees a valuable edge in the jobs market with free additional training to boost their skills and career prospects.
  • Through the program, CSQ fully covers the training costs of priority short courses and higher level skills training for construction apprentices and trainees.
  • The Apprentice Advance loading is available to any Queenslander currently in an eligible construction apprenticeship or traineeship, or for the first year following completion of an eligible apprenticeship/ traineeship.
  • CSQ is committed to helping apprentices future-proof their careers by keeping their skills up-to-date with the latest training.

Annual Training Plan 2021-22

Are you eligible?

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

Please refer to the table below to check your eligibility. Feel free to contact us for more information and to assist you in determining your eligibility on 07 5502 8331

Eligibility Criteria CSQ Short Courses Program
Building Civil

Right to work in Australia

  • An Australian or New Zealand Citizen
  • a permanent resident of Australia
  • a holder of a Visa with relevant permission to work. (within the construction industry)*
Yes Yes

Permanently work in Queensland

  • an eligible worker employed in Queensland within the Building & Construction industry
  • Self employed eligible worker
  • an unemployed eligible worker (unemployed for a period not greater than 4 years who would otherwise meet the requirements of an eligible worker)
  • an active apprentice or trainee, undertaking an approved apprenticeship / traineeship approved by CSQ
  • an eligible worker or unemployed eligible worker in the first year out of their CSQ approved apprenticeship / traineeship
  • a cancelled apprentice or trainee who was undertaking an approved apprenticeship or traineeship that has been cancelled and is currently accessing State Government funding to complete their institution based training
  • workcover participants
Yes Yes

An employee of an authority

  • State or Territory Government Departments
  • Government owned corporations
No No
Currently enrolled and participating in a school program No No
Contracted as a trainer and assessor or an existing worker of a Registered Training Organisation No No
Already funded by an Authority or other such source for delivery of the same training being undertaken as part of the relevant program No No
Participant seeking a verification of competency No No

*Visa holder information – https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/already-have-a-visa/check-visa-details-and-conditions/check-conditions-online


CSQ Short Courses – Building

Course Code

Course Description

Funding Per Course*


Work safely at heights 



Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry 



Provide first aid 



Fit Testing (Quantitative Method) (Non-accredited) 



Licence to perform dogging 



Licence to operate a personnel and materials hoist 



Licence to perform rigging basic level 



Licence to perform rigging intermediate level 



Licence to perform rigging advanced level 



Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level 



Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding intermediate level 



Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding advanced level 



Licence to operate a tower crane 



Licence to operate a self-erecting tower crane 



Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above) 



Licence to operate a forklift truck 



Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 meters or more) 



Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity) 



Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes) 



Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 60 tonnes) 



Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 100 tonnes) 



Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (over 100 tonnes) 



Gas test atmospheres 



Perform rescue from a live LV panel 


*Funding Provided by CSQ Per Course

-This figure is the amount available to eligible students.

-Apprentice Advance incurs additional loadings 

-Please contact us for more information.

Funding Locations

Gold Coast.

CSQ Short Courses – Civil

Course Code

Course Description

Funding Per Course*


Load and unload plant 



Conduct telescopic materials handler operations 



Conduct self-propelled compactor operation 



Conduct roller operations 



Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations 



Conduct backhoe/loader operations 



Conduct civil construction excavator operations 



Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations 



Conduct water vehicle operations 



Apply risk management processes 



Operate elevating work platform 



Enter and work in confined spaces 



Work safely at heights 


*Funding Per Course

-This figure is the amount available to eligible students.

-Apprentice Advance incurs additional loadings 

-Please contact us for more information.

Funding Locations

Gold Coast.