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.

NEW Short Courses General/Civil - Apprentice Advance + Program - This program allows apprentices and trainees to undertake further training in addition to those completed through their apprenticeship/traineeship.

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

If you are a worker regularly involved in construction related tasks, 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 a construction related role within the last 4 years.

Eligibility Criteria

• You have been working in a construction related role for at least one (1) month, or you have been employed in a construction related role for at least
one (1) month within the last four (4) years.
• 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 2019 to 30 September 2020 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 attending training held in Queensland
• 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
4490 Working safely near live electrical lines and apparatus $405 $0
CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging $954 $611
CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic level $1237 $328
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (White Card) $120 $0
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid $107 $43
MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres $202 $0
TLID3035 Operate a boom type elevating work platform $323 $27
TLILIC0002 Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above) $1148 $417
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck $446 $204
TLILIC0005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more) $523 $362
TLILIC0008 Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity) $1238 $327
TLILIC0010 Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes) $1404 $161
TLILIC0013 Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 60 tonnes) $1338 $227
UETTDRRF06B Perform rescue from a live LV panel $938 $627
WHSQHSRNCB01 Health and Safety Representative (HSR) – WHSQ approved training course – Initial (5 days) $583 $267
WHSQHSRNCB02 Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Refresher Course – WHSQ approved training course $265 $35
 
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.

NEW Short Courses General Construction - Apprentice Advance + Program

Now Available!

The Apprentice Advance + program aims to provide access to fully subsidised short courses for apprentices and trainees during their apprenticeship/traineeship and in the first year following completion of their apprenticeship/traineeship. This program allows apprentices and trainees to undertake further training in addition to those completed through their apprenticeship/traineeship.

Eligibility Criteria

• You have been working in a construction related role for at least one (1) month, or you have been employed in a construction related role for at least
one (1) month within the last four (4) years.
• 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 2019 to 30 September 2020 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 attending training held in Queensland
• 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
4490 Working safely near live electrical lines and apparatus $506 $0
CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging $1193 $100
CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic level $1546 $0
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (White Card) $150 $0
HLTAID003 Provide first aid $134 $0
MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres $253 $0
TLID3035 Operate a boom type elevating work platform $404 $0
TLILIC0002 Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above) $1435 $0
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck $558 $0
TLILIC0005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more) $654 $100
TLILIC0008 Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity) $1548 $0
TLILIC0010 Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes) $1755 $0
TLILIC0013 Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 60 tonnes) $1673 $0
UETTDRRF06B perform rescue from a live LV panel $85 $0
WHSQHSRNCB01 Health and Safety Representative (HSR) – WHSQ approved training course – Initial (5 days) $729 $50
WHSQHSRNCB02 Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Refresher Course – WHSQ approved training course $50 $0
 
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

If you are a worker regularly involved in construction related tasks, 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 a construction related role within the last 4 years.

Eligibility Criteria

• You have been working in a construction related role for at least one (1) month, or you have been employed in a construction related role for at least
one (1) month within the last four (4) years.
• 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 2019 to 30 September 2020 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 attending training held in Queensland
• 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 $0
RIIHAN301E Operate elevating work platform $263 $87
RIIHAN309F Conduct telescopic materials handler operations $540 $110
RIIMPO317F Conduct roller operations $500 $150
RIIMPO318F Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations $500 $150
RIIMPO319E Conduct backhoe/ loader operations $500 $150
RIIMPO320F Conduct civil construction excavator operations $500 $150
RIIMPO321F Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations $500 $150
RIIMPO322E Conduct civil construction tracked front end loader operations $500 $150
RIIMPO323E Conduct civil construction dozer operations $500 $150
RIIMPO324F Conduct civil construction grader operations $500 $150
RIIMPO325E Conduct civil construction scraper operations $500 $150
RIIWHS205D Control traffic with stop-slow bat $397 $103
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.

NEW Short Courses Civil Construction - Apprentice Advance + Program

Now Available!

The Apprentice Advance + program aims to provide access to fully subsidised short courses for apprentices and trainees during their apprenticeship/traineeship and in the first year following completion of their apprenticeship/traineeship. This program allows apprentices and trainees to undertake further training in addition to those completed through their apprenticeship/traineeship.

Eligibility Criteria

• You have been working in a construction related role for at least one (1) month, or you have been employed in a construction related role for at least
one (1) month within the last four (4) years.
• 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 2019 to 30 September 2020 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 attending training held in Queensland
• 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
RIIHAN301E Operate elevating work platform $329 $0
RIIHAN309F Conduct telescopic materials handler operations $675 $0
RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces $375 $0
RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights $281 $0
RIIWHS205D Control traffic with stop-slow bat $281 $0
RIIWHS302D Implement traffic management plan $300 $0
RIIMPO316E Conduct self-propelled compactor operation $500 $0
RIIMPO317F Conduct roller operations $625 $0
RIIMPO318F Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations $625 $0
RIIMPO319E Conduct backhoe/ loader operations $625 $0
RIIMPO320F Conduct civil construction excavator operations $625 $0
RIIMPO321F Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations $625 $0
RIIMPO322E Conduct civil construction tracked front end loader operations $625 $0
RIIMPO323E Conduct civil construction dozer operations $625 $0
RIIMPO324F Conduct civil construction grader operations $625 $0
RIIMPO325E Conduct civil construction scraper operations $625 $0
 
  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

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 2019 to 30 September 2020 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 attending training held in Queensland
• 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
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