Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Funding


The Operator School has been selected by Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) as a preferred supplier of funded training for the excavator, skid steer loader, front end loader, roller, backhoe under the Construction specific Short Courses Program and forklift licence courses under the Building Specific Short Courses Program.

CSQ is an independent, not-for-profit, industry funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices 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.

Up to $2,461 of funding is available

CSQ contributes towards the cost of courses to reduce the cost to participants. CSQ funding is paid directly to the contracted RTO, and trainees are only required to pay the gap in courses fees directly to The Operator School.

There is no restriction on the number of short courses a Trainee is permitted to undertake in the 2021-22 Contract Term.

Funding Programs runs annually from Oct – Sept each year.

CSQ Funding in detail

Do you work (employed or unemployed) within the building & construction industry? Then you’ve come to the right place for your forklift, excavator, bobcat training and other earth-moving machinery courses.

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.

With the current Contract requirements there are 2 pathways for Apprentices or Trainees accessing CSQ funding. Your employment conditions will dictate which funding stream you are able to access.

Pathway 1: If you are an Apprentice or Trainee completing a CSQ recognised apprenticeship or Traineeship and you meet the eligibility criteria, you will qualify for the Apprentice Advance Plus Program and will qualify for fully subsidized training (no gap fees to pay for your course).

Pathway 2: If you are an Apprentice or Trainee, engaged in the Qld building and Construction Industry but not completing a qualification on the CSQ recognised qualifications list, you may still qualify for funding but with the usual gap fees to pay.

The Construction Skills Queensland funding complements the way we structure our courses. We have always offered courses for multiple machines.

*See our earth-moving machinery courses here.

Funding is available on a first come first served basis, until it runs out. No further discounts apply when taking advantage of CSQ funding.

Call us today on 07 5537 9244 to find out if you are eligible.

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