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CSQ Funding

Are you working or seeking work in the Construction and/or Civil Construction Industry?

Now is the time to upgrade your skills with CSQ subsidised training! For a limited time, if you're currently working or have experience in building, construction or civil construction you may be able to study a wide variety of courses at a reduced cost thanks to funding from Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ).

Funding is available to assist workers to:

Gain recognition for existing skills
Upgrade to a higher level qualification!
Enhance your skills with short courses

To find out more or register for this training call 1300 656 959 or email info.north@tafe.qld.edu.au

Gain recognition for your existing skills!

Have your skills formally recognised through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and only train to fill gaps in your knowledge. The below qualifications are for workers currently employed or with previous industry experience who are able to use RPL to assess current skills and gap training to complete their studies.


Civil Construction

Civil Construction Funding (PDF, 832KB)

Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations - RII30815
Certificate III in Civil Construction (General) - RII30915
Certificate III in Civil Construction (Road Construction and Maintenance) - RII30915

General Construction

General Construction Funding (PDF, 515KB)

Certificate III in Landscape Construction - AHC30916
Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying - CPC30111
Certificate III in Carpentry - CPC30211
Certificate III in Painting and Decorating - CPC30611
Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Furniture Making) - MSF31113
Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Kitchen and Bathroom) MSF31113

Visit the CSQ Skills Assessment and Gap Training (SAGT) program page for additional information or contact us

Upgrade to a higher level qualification!

Gain a higher level qualification and upgrade your current skills and knowledge in your chosen field. If you currently work in industry you may eligible to upgrade your current qualification to a Certificate IV or Diploma at a reduced cost.

Building and Construction

Qualification Maximum amount funded by CSQ Student contribution fee
BSB41415 - Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety $2,700.00* Fully funded
$2,760.75* Fully funded
$5,670.00* $150.00
$7425.00* $150.00

 For further information on the CSQ Higher Level Skills - General Construction Program visit the CSQ website or contact us.

Enhance your skills with short courses

Funding is available to reduce the cost of a variety of short courses to support existing workers build their industry skills. We have a wide variety of short courses that can help build your industry skills.

You can find out more in the table below.

Please note, student contribution fees may differ where travel to regional areas is required.  

General Construction and Civil Construction course codes and titles Amount funded by CSQ Student contribution fee 
AGAT - Asbestos General Awareness Training (non-accredited) $150.00* $100.00*
BSBSMB401 - Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business $360.00* $35.00*
CPCCCM2010B - Work safely at heights $300.00* Fully funded
CPCCDE3014A - Remove non-friable asbestos $225.00* $45.00*
CPCCLDG3001A - Licence to perform dogging $600.00* Fully funded
CPCCPHS2001A - Apply OHS requirements, policies and
procedures in the construction industry
$240.00* $30.00*
CPCPGS4011C - Design and size consumer gas installations $480.00* $50.00*
CPCPGS4022A - Service Type A gas appliances $750.00* Fully funded
RIIMPO318E - Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations $750.00* Fully funded
RIIMPO319D - Conduct backhoe/loader operations $750.00* Fully funded
RIIMPO320E - Conduct civil construction excavator operations  $750.00* Fully funded
RIIMPO321E - Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations $750.00* Fully funded
RIIRIS301D - Apply risk management processes $240.00* $50.00*
RIIWHS202D - Enter and work in confined spaces $300.00* Fully funded
RIIWHS204D - Work safely at heights $225.00* Fully funded
RIIHAN301D - Operate elevating work platform $300.00* $70.00*
TLID3035 - Operate a boom-type elevating work platform $180.00* $110.00*
UEENEEP026A - Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord assemblies $150.00* $245.00*
RIIHAN309E Conduct telescopic materials handler operations $540.00* Fully funded
RIIMPO317E - Conduct roller operations $750.00 Fully funded

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for funding participants must:

  • Be an 'existing worker' currently employed in the building, construction or civil construction industry with one month or more employment relationship with an employer, in a full-time, part-time, casual or contract capacity. Existing workers must work 'on tools' and not in a managerial, clerical, professional or ancillary capacity.
  • Be an 'eligible worker' which has the same meaning as the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Services Leave) Act 1991 (Qld) as amended from time to time. In relation to qualifications RII30815, RII30915, MSF31113, AHC30916, CPC30111, CPC30211 and CPC30611 you must have prior or significant experience in the building, construction or civil construction industry. 
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen; or a permanent resident; or a refugee and humanitarian visa holder AND
  • Permanently reside in Queensland or be permanently employed in Queensland.

Short courses and Higher Level Skills Eligibility requirements in addition to above:
An unemployed eligible worker who has been unemployed for a period of not greater than 6 months, have been an existing worker in the Building and Construction industry prior to being unemployed and that would otherwise meet the requirements of an eligible worker.

Who are Construction Skills Queensland?

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an independent industry funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices and career seekers in the building and construction industry. CSQ believes that a successful industry relies on a combination of world class capability and access to the best knowledge.

Funded by an industry training levy, CSQ works closely with students, schools, employers, apprentices, industry partners, RTOs and individuals across Queensland to build capability at every level of business. CSQ's current attract, develop, retain strategy supports the development of staff and aligns directly with business productivity.

Register now!

To register for this training call 1300 656 959 or enquire now


Construction Skills Queensland 

Applicants must meet eligibility criteria to access funding.

This program is a CSQ initiative.