Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Funding
CONSTRUCTION SKILLS QUEENSLAND (CSQ)
As a Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) registered training supplier, we provide training that is supported by CSQ funding.
WHAT IS CSQ FUNDING?
Construction Skills Queensland is an independent, not-for-profit, industry-funded 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.
If you’re considering upskilling in construction, you may be able to receive support from CSQ funding. Where CSQ funding doesn’t cover the full cost of the program, you will be required to contribute towards the remaining course fees
The Operator School has been selected by Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) as a preferred supplier of funded training under the Short Courses Civil Program – a Construction Skills Queensland initiative.
If you’re considering upskilling in construction, you may be able to receive support from CSQ funding. Where CSQ funding doesn’t cover the full cost of the program, you will be required to contribute towards the remaining course fees.
|Unit Code and Title||CSQ Amount Funded||Gap Fee|
|RIIMPO317F Conduct roller operations||$500||$250|
|RIIMPO318F Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations||$505||$250|
|RIIMPO320F Conduct civil construction excavator operations||$505||$250|
|RIIMPO319E Conduct backhoe/loader operations||$505||$250|
|RIIMPO321F Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations||$505||$250|
OUTLINE HOW YOU QUALIFY FOR FUNDING
You need to be working (within the last 4 years) in the Qld building or civil construction sectors, your job needs to be relevant to residential works, commercial developments, and civil construction projects such as:
- renovations and extensions of residential and commercial buildings
- installation services for interiors of residential and commercial buildings and the associated trades: electrical, plumbing, flooring etc.
- land development and site preparation for the purpose of construction
- work for a designated major Project, including applications of heavy and civil engineering used in the construction of infrastructure
And this must form the majority of their work to be considered substantially engaged within the industry.
Before commencing your application, please take the time to review the below eligibility criteria.
- You have the right to work in Australia by:
- Being an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident or,
- A Visa holder with relevant permission to work. This does not include International Student Visas
- Permanently work in Queensland evident by ONE of the below:
- Currently Employed in Queensland within the Building & Construction Industry
- Self Employed in the Building & Construction Industry
- Unemployed for a period not greater than 4 years who would otherwise meet the requirements of an Eligible Worker
- An active apprentice or trainee, registered in Queensland, undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship as per the CSQ approved listing
AND must NOT be:
- An Employee of an Authority (a current exemption applies to Employees of Local Councils only if they are undertaking duties for building and construction work which would meet the eligible worker criteria.
- Currently enrolled and participating in a school program (excluding School-based apprentices and trainees, registered in Queensland, undertaking an approved CSQ apprenticeship/traineeship)
- A contracted Trainers and Assessors or an existing worker of an RTO
- An Individual already funded by an Authority or other such source for delivery of the same training being undertaken as part of the relevant program
- An Individual seeking a verification of competency
- An Individual that are employed in the building and construction industry performing maintenance or repairs of a minor nature
- An Individual employed in a managerial, clerical, professional or ancillary capacity, farmers, miners
NOTE: You will be asked during the pre-enrolment to upload evidence which demonstrates eligible for the program. All evidene must be supplied prior to the commencment of training.
Eligible Participants can only undertake 8 units of competency in total under the Short Courses Program (which includes both Building and Civil).
Within the 8 units of competency, the following limits also apply:
- Participants can only undertake a total of 3 Mobile Plant Units
Funding is not available for any Short Courses previously completed by a Participant; or funded by an Authority or such other source.
CSQ does not pay for any duplication of training (regardless of whether this was previously funded or not) i.e. you are not permitted to claim funding for an earthmoving machine unit of competency that you have previously held competency for i.e. an earlier version of the same RII (TLI) unit of competency for the same machine, or for verification of competency (VOC).