Funding

CSQ FUNDING

Now Available!

Do you work in the construction industry? You may be eligible for CSQ Funding!

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an independent industry-funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices and career seekers in the building and construction industry. CSQ Funding provides workers opportunities to upskill by subsidising the costs of training and assessment.

To find out more about CSQ Funding head to www.csq.org.au.

Short Courses General - this program provides funding to eligible construction workers to assist with up-skilling and cross-skilling. The training in this program will focus on assisting workers to adapt to safety, licensing and regulatory requirements, as well as to changing job requirements due to new products, processes and customer demands.

Short Courses Civil - This program provides funding to eligible construction workers to assist with up-skilling and cross-skilling. The training in this program will focus on safety, licencing and regulatory requirements of the civil sector in the building and construction industry.

Skills Assessment and Gap Training (SAGT) Civil Construction - This aims to provide a pathway for eligible participants to have their existing skills recognised, and to receive gap training in order to achieve a nationally recognised qualification.

Short Courses General Construction

Now Available!

If you are an existing worker in the building and construction industry, or an unemployed eligible worker, and can meet the below criteria, you may be eligible for CSQ Funding. An unemployed eligible worker is defined as a worker who was employed in the building and construction industry within the last 6 months.

Eligibility Criteria

• You are an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, permanent resident of Australia or a holder of a refugee or humanitarian Visa
• You live, or are permanently employed, in Queensland
• You have not completed this unit of competency previously and do not hold a Statement of Attainment for it
• You have not already received CSQ Funding for eight (8) short courses during the period of 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019 at any RTO
• You are not currently enrolled and participating in a Queensland secondary school program (excluding eligible school-based apprentices and trainees)
• You are not employed by an Authority (Government, Council etc.)
• You are not funded by an Authority or other such source for delivery of the same training being undertaken as part of this program
• You are not a contracted trainer/ assessor or existing worker of an RTO
Download the eligibility form below for full eligibility criteria and supporting documentation requirements.

Course code & name CSQ Funded Amount Student Contribution Fee
CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging $600 $965
CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic level $600 $965
CPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging intermediate level $225 $1,340
MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres $202 $50
TLILIC0012 Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above) $938 $627
TLILIC2001 Licence to operate a forklift truck $225 $425
TLILIC2005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more) $225 $660
TLILIC3006 Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity) $938 $627
TLILIC3008 Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes) $938 $627
TLILIC4009 Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 60 tonnes) $938 $627
TLILIC4010 Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 100 tonnes) $938 $627
TLILIC4011 Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (over 100 tonnes) $938 $627
 
Funding available through SWQ Training Pty Ltd is available in Darling Downs – Toowoomba, South West, Greater Brisbane or Central Regions.

Click here to download our CSQ Funding eligibility form for general construction. Once all required documentation is submitted and received, your funding eligibility will be assessed and you will be advised of the outcome within 1-3 business days.

Short Courses Civil Construction

Now Available!

If you are an existing worker in the building and construction industry, or an unemployed eligible worker, and can meet the below criteria, you may be eligible for CSQ Funding. An unemployed eligible worker is defined as a worker who was employed in the building and construction industry within the last 6 months.

Eligibility Criteria

• You are an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, permanent resident of Australia or a holder of a refugee or humanitarian Visa
• You live, or are permanently employed, in Queensland
• You have not completed this unit of competency previously and do not hold a Statement of Attainment for it
• You have not already received CSQ Funding for three (3) short courses during the period of 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019 at any RTO
• You are not currently enrolled and participating in a Queensland secondary school program (excluding eligible school-based apprentices and trainees)
• You are not funded by an Authority or other such source for delivery of the same training being undertaken as part of this program
• You are not a contracted trainer/ assessor or existing worker of an RTO
Download the eligibility form below for full eligibility criteria and supporting documentation requirements.

Course code & name CSQ Funded Amount Student Contribution Fee
RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights $225 $50
RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces $300 $50
RIIHAN301D Operate elevating work platform $180 $170
RIIHAN309E Conduct telescopic materials handler operations $540 $110
RIIMPO317E Conduct roller operations $500 $150
RIIMPO318E Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations $500 $150
RIIMPO319D Conduct backhoe/ loader operations $500 $150
RIIMPO320E Conduct civil construction excavator operations $500 $150
RIIMPO321E Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations $500 $150
RIIMPO322D Conduct civil construction tracked front end loader operations $500 $150
RIIMPO323D Conduct civil construction dozer operations $500 $150
RIIMPO324E Conduct civil construction grader operations $500 $150
RIIMPO325D Conduct civil construction scraper operations $500 $150
RIIWHS205D Control traffic with stop-slow bat $150 $350
RIIWHS302D Implement traffic management plan $240 $110
 
  Funding available through SWQ Training Pty Ltd is available in Darling Downs – Toowoomba, South West or Greater Brisbane Regions.

Click here to download our CSQ Funding eligibility form for civil construction. Once all required documentation is submitted and received, your funding eligibility will be assessed and you will be advised of the outcome within 1-3 business days.

Skills Assessment and Gap Training (SAGT) Civil Construction

Now Available!

If you are an existing worker in the building and construction industry, or a career seeker, and can meet the below criteria, you may be eligible for CSQ Funding. A career seeker is an individual with significant previous experience, skills and knowledge within the Building and Construction Industry, but is not an Existing Worker.

Eligibility Criteria

• You are an Australian or New Zealand Citizen, permanent resident of Australia or a holder of a refugee or humanitarian Visa
• You live, or are permanently employed, in Queensland
• You have not already received CSQ Funding for eight (8) short courses during the period of 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019 at any RTO
• You are not currently enrolled and participating in a Queensland secondary school program
• You are not an apprentice or trainee
• You are not funded by an Authority or other such source for delivery of the same training being undertaken as part of this program
• You are not a contracted trainer/ assessor or existing worker of an RTO

Under this program, CSQ Funding will contribute a maximum of $4,375 for the selected qualification. These funds are provided for:
• RPL – at a fixed rate of $1,000
• Training and Assessment – at a fixed rate of $6.75 per nominal hour, up to 500 hours, for a maximum of eight (8) units of competency For further details regarding the selection of units and relevant nominal hours.

Qualification Code & Title Student Contribution Fee
RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations
Number of Core Units: 14
Number of Elective Units: 5
$550.00
RII30915 Certificate III in Civil Construction
Number of Core Units: 7
Number of Elective Units: 18
Streams available: Stream 3 – Pipe Laying or Stream 4 – Road Construction and Maintenance
$750.00
 
Funding available through SWQ Training Pty Ltd is available in Darling Downs – Toowoomba or South West Regions.

Click here to download our CSQ Funding eligibility form for SAGT civil construction. Once all required documentation is submitted and received, your funding eligibility will be assessed and you will be advised of the outcome within 1-3 business days.

USER CHOICE

Now Available!

The User Choice program provides funding to eligible apprentices and trainees in Queensland, as a contribution towards the cost of their training. For further information regarding the current User Choice program, please view the "2017-2020 Program" below, contact SWQ Training or visit: https://training.qld.gov.au/apprenticeshipsinfo/apprentices/about

2017-2020 Program

Now Available!

The User Choice 2017-20 program provides funding to eligible apprentices and trainees in Queensland, as a contribution towards the cost of their training. The program supports the delivery of accredited entry-level training for the upskilling of workers through apprenticeships and traineeships.

Eligibility Criteria

User Choice funding is available to apprentices and trainees who live in Queensland and have entered into a training contract for an approved qualification funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training. Please contact us to discuss your eligibility in more detail.

Qualifications Available:

Qualification Code & Title
RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations
Number of Core Units: 14
Number of Elective Units: 5
RII30915 Certificate III in Civil Construction
Number of Core Units: 7
Number of Elective Units: 18
Streams available: Stream 3 – Pipe Laying or Stream 4 – Road Construction and Maintenance
 

Student Contribution Fees

Student Contribution Fees are the non-government contribution to the cost of training and assessment. Under the User Choice program, Student Contribution Fees are set at $1.60 per nominal hour for each unit of competency/module. This will be calculated and invoiced to the student at the commencement of each unit of competency/module. Detailed fees will be calculated upon enrolment, based on the units selected by individual participants.

Exemptions Available

Under the User Choice program, the below exemptions to Student Contribution Fees may apply:
• Partial Exemptions – 40% of the full rate will be charged where the participant:
• Is under the age of 17 years at end of February in the year of training, and is not at school and has not completed year 12;
• Holds a Health Care Card, or Pensioner Concession Card;
• Is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, as stated in their Training Contract and on their Enrolment Form.
• Full Exemptions – apply to the Student Contribution Fee where the participant:
• Is a school-based apprentice and trainee;
• Is an eligible fee-free year 12 graduate.

For further information regarding the User Choice program, please contact SWQ Training or visit: https://training.qld.gov.au/apprenticeshipsinfo/apprentices/about