Construction Skills Queensland (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.

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.

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

Trainees for earthmoving (excavator, bobcat, etc) tickets in Queensland who are eligible for funding are permitted to undertake up to 3 mobile plant units per round of funding under the Civil Construction Short Courses Funding Contract.

The Forklift comes under the Short Courses General Funding Contract to which there is no limit to the number of competencies that a person can obtain.

Funding Programs runs annually from Oct – Sept each year.

Up to $1,946 of funding is available

Depending on your eligibility, we have funding available of up to $1,500 that can go towards or even cover the full cost of your machinery training. ($500 per machine up to a maximum of 3.)

Subsidized funding on offer for the forklift is $446.

CSQ also run funding programs to assist Apprentices in the industry, with tickets that may be required to work on site.  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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