Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) funding

Do you work within the building & construction industry? Are you looking for Skills Assessment/Gap Training (SAGT) or to complete a short course (e.g. licence, ticket, etc.) Then you are at the right place.

CSQ is an independent industry funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices and career seekers in the building and construction industry. Funding is available until it runs out so enquire now

Civil Safety has been selected by CSQ as a preferred supplier of the following programs:

If you’re working in the industry – or looking to re-enter – but don’t hold a formal qualification, the SAGT program will help you turn your experience into a formal qualification

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Are you an existing worker in the building and construction industry looking to learn new and important skills that will help you to further your career in construction or re-enter the industry? Our Short Courses program could be right for you.

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The HLS program is for when you’re keen to move into a higher-level role in general or civil construction. The HLS program provides nationally accredited qualifications ranging from a Certificate IV up to an Advanced Diploma level.

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CSQ’s Trade Start initiative is a pre-employment program designed to attract those individuals interested in building and construction who are not currently in school or part of the industry — but would like to be.

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The Apprentice Advance Plus program offers free additional training to eligible apprentices and trainees to boost their skills and career prospects.

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This program provides existing 3rd and 4th year and recently completed apprentices and trainees with the opportunity to access funded training to gain new skills and knowledge to progress their career.

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SAGT – Skills Assessment and Gap Training

If you’re working in the industry – or looking to re-enter – but don’t hold a formal qualification, our SAGT program will help you turn your experience into a formal qualification. SAGT connects you to training and assessment services to identify the skills you already have, and provide the gap training you need to attain a nationally recognised qualification.

The first stage of SAGT will see your skills and abilities ‘mapped’ against a qualification. You will then go on to undertake gap training required to gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Courses are available in the following regions within Queensland:

Central, Far North, Gold Coast, Greater Brisbane, Mackay Whitsundays, Northern, North West

Available for:

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RII30815
Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations
RII30915
Certificate III in Civil Construction
CPC30711
Certificate III in Rigging

Short Courses

Are you an existing worker in the building and construction industry looking to learn new and important skills that will help you to further your career in construction or re-enter the industry? Our Short Courses program could be right for you.

The Short Courses program provides funding to assist with upskilling and cross skilling existing workers in the building and construction industry. Short Courses are individual competencies and skills sets designed to provide flexible solutions to workers wanting to update their skills and knowledge in specific, targeted areas.

Courses are available in the following regions within Queensland:

Central, Toowoomba, Far North, Gold Coast, Greater Brisbane, Mackay Whitsundays, North West, Northern, South West, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay

General Construction

Trainees that are eligible for the funding are permitted to undertake up to eight (8) competencies during the current funding program.

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BSBSUS201
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
CPCCCM2010B
Work safely at heights
CPCCLDG3001A
Licence to perform dogging
CPCCLHS3001A
Licence to operate a personnel and materials hoist
CPCCLRG3001A
Licence to perform rigging basic level
CPCCLRG3002A
Licence to perform rigging intermediate level
CPCCLSF2001A
Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level
CPCCLSF3001A
Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding intermediate level
CPCCWHS1001
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (WHITE CARD)
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
CPCCLSF4001A
Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding advanced level
MSMWHS217
Gas test atmospheres
PMBWELD301
Butt weld polyethylene plastic pipelines
PMBWELD302
Electrofusion weld polyethylene pipelines
RIICCM202D
Identify, locate and protect underground services
TLID3035
Operate a boom type elevating work platform
TLIF2080
Safely access the rail corridor
TLILIC0002
Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes & above)
TLILIC003
Licence to operate a forklift truck
TLILIC0005
Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)
TLILIC0008
Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity)
TLILIC0010
Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes)
TLILIC0012
Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes & above)
TLILIC0013
Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 60 tonnes)
TLILIC0014
Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 100 tonnes)
TLILIC0015
Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (over 100 tonnes)

Civil Construction

Trainees that are eligible for the funding are permitted to undertake up to five (5) competencies during the current funding program which can only include a maximum of three (3) RII mobile plant operation Short Courses

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RIICCM202D
Identify, locate and protect underground services
RIICOM301D
Communicate information
RIIHAN301E
Operate elevating work platform
RIIHAN308F
Load and unlock plant
RIIHAN309F
Conduct telescopic material handler operations
RIIHAN311F
Conduct operations with integrated tool carrier
RIIMPO317F
Conduct roller operations
RIIMPO318F
Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
RIIMPO319E
Conduct backhoe/loader operations
RIIMPO320F
Conduct civil construction excavator operations
RIIMPO321F
Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations
RIIMPO322E
Conduct civil construction tracked front end loader operations
RIIMPO323E
Conduct civil construction dozer operations
RIIMPO324F
Conduct civil construction grader operations
RIIMPO325E
Conduct civil construction scraper operations
RIIMPO326E
Conduct civil construction water cart operations
RIIMPO337E
Conduct articulated haul truck operations
RIIMPO338E
Conduct rigid haul truck operations
RIIRIS301D
Apply risk management processes
RIIWHS202D
Enter and work in confined spaces
RIIWHS204D
Work safely at heights
RIIWMG03D
Drain and dewater civil construction site

Higher Level Skills

The HLS program is for when you’re keen to move into a higher-level role in general or civil construction. The HLS program provides nationally accredited qualifications ranging from a Certificate IV up to an Advanced Diploma level.

Courses are available in the following regions within Queensland:

Central, Far North, Gold Coast, Greater Brisbane, Mackay Whitsundays, Northern, North West, Wide Bay

Available for:

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RII40715
Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision

Trade Start

CSQ’s Trade Start initiative is a pre-employment program designed to attract those individuals interested in building and construction who are not currently in school or part of the industry — but would like to be.

Through the Trade Start program, CSQ provides funding to eligible RTOs and other industry partners to deliver an entry level qualification together with real work experience.

CSQ uses a place-based approach to deliver Trade Start programs connected to major projects and significant programs of work as a way of linking career seekers with work, and employers with a pipeline of informed new workers.

Courses are available in Greater Brisbane region.

Available for:

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Rll20115
Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work

Apprentice Advance Plus

The Apprentice Advance Plus program offers free additional training to eligible apprentices and trainees to boost their skills and career prospects.

The program covers the training costs for eligible apprentices and trainees to:

  • Undertake key training to complement the skills they are developing, and
  • Access higher level training and short courses for 12 months after they have completed their apprenticeship or traineeship.

This targeted support will help apprentices and trainees to:

  • Gain licenses essential to their future work that fall outside of their apprenticeship or traineeship training
  • Be competitive in the market by broadening their skill set
  • Transition from apprentice to tradesperson, licensee and business owner.

Available courses:

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BSBSUS201
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
CPCCCM2010B
Work safely at heights
CPCCLDG3001A
Licence to perform dogging
CPCCLHS3001A
Licence to operate a personnel and materials hoist
CPCCLRG3001A
Licence to perform rigging basic level
CPCCLRG3002A
Licence to perform rigging intermediate level
CPCCLSF2001A
Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level
CPCCLSF3001A
Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding intermediate level
CPCCLTC4001A
Licence to operate a tower crane
CPCCWHS1001
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (WHITE CARD)
CPCCLSF4001A
Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding advanced level
MSMWHS217
Gas test atmospheres
PMBWELD301
Butt weld polyethylene plastic pipelines
PMBWELD302
Electrofusion weld polyethylene pipelines
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RIICCM202D
Identify, locate and protect underground services
RIICOM301D
Communicate information
RIIHAN301E
Operate elevating work platform
RIIHAN308F
Load and unlock plant
RIIHAN309F
Conduct telescopic material handler operations
RIIHAN311F
Conduct operations with integrated tool carrier
RIIMPO317F
Conduct roller operations
RIIMPO318F
Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
RIIMPO319E
Conduct backhoe/loader operations
RIIMPO320F
Conduct civil construction excavator operations
RIIMPO321F
Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations
RIIMPO322E
Conduct civil construction tracked front end loader operations
RIIMPO323E
Conduct civil construction dozer operations
RIIMPO324F
Conduct civil construction grader operations
RIIMPO325E
Conduct civil construction scraper operations
RIIMPO326E
Conduct civil construction water cart operations
RIIMPO337E
Conduct articulated haul truck operations
RIIMPO338E
Conduct rigid haul truck operations
RIIRIS301D
Apply risk management processes
RIIWHS202D
Enter and work in confined spaces
RIIWHS204D
Work safely at heights
RIIWMG203D
Drain and dewater civil construction site
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TLID3035
Operate a boom type elevating work platform
TLIF2080
Safely access the rail corridor
TLILIC0002
Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above)
TLILIC0003
Licence to operate a forklift truck
TLILIC0005
Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)
TLILIC0008
Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater then 3 tonnes capacity)
TLILIC0010
Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes)
TLILIC0013
Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 60 tonnes)
TLILIC0014
Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 100 tonnes)
TLILIC0015
Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (over 100 tonnes)

Apprentice Advantage Plus Higher Level Skills

The CSQ Apprentice Advantage Plus Higher Level Skills (HLS) provides existing 3rd and 4th year and recently completed apprentices and trainees with the opportunity to access funded training to gain new skills and knowledge to progress their career.

Available for :

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Certificate IV
Civil Supervision