CSQ eligibility

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Funding Eligibility Criteria:

Before commencing your application, please take the time to review the below eligibility chart. This will help determine whether you may be eligible for funding from CSQ.

I AM an existing worker in the Building and Construction industry, an unemployed eligible worker (been unemployed for less than 4 years) / Career Seeker (SAGT only) or a visa holder with permission to work.

I AM a permanent resident of Queensland and/or I am permanently employed in Queensland.

I AM working on a Major Project (Major Contractors funding only)

I AM NOT an employee of any Authority (local councils acceptable)

I AM NOT funded by an Authority or such other source for delivery of the same Training being undertaken as part of this Program

I AM NOT currently enrolled and participating in a school program (excluding eligible school-based apprenticeships and trainees)

I AM NOT a contracted trainer and assessor or an existing worker of any RTO.

I AM NOT seeking a Verification of Competency

 

Documentation Required:

If you believe you meet the above eligibility criteria, please review the documentation requirements below which will need to be attached to your online application.
 

Currently employed eligible workers

Definition: An Eligible Worker has the same meaning as the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Services Leave) Act 1991 (Qld) as amended from time to time. Check the definition here.

Documents required:
A) Proof of Right to Work in Australia – A colour copy of one (1) of the following is required:
Green Medicare Card (current) or My.gov – Medicare snapshot
Current Australian or New Zealand Passport (up to 6 months from expiry)
Australian or New Zealand Full Birth Certificate or Extract (a commemorative birth certificate cannot be accepted)
Certificate of Evidence of Residence Status (CERS) (if not a citizen)
Visa with relevant permission to work

AND

B) Proof of employment – one (1) of the following is required:
Most recent QLeave membership statement.
Relevant current QLD trade licence (see list of approved licences, interstate not acceptable)
Employer confirmation letter on company letterhead confirming employment, role and duties in the Building and Construction industry.
A statutory declaration providing details of employment including role and duties within the Building and Construction industry.

Self-Employed

Definition: An Eligible Worker has the same meaning as the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Services Leave) Act 1991 (Qld) as amended from time to time. Check the definition here.B) Proof of employment – one (1) of the following is required:
Most recent Q Leave membership statement.
Relevant current QLD trade licence (see list of approved licences, interstate not acceptable)
ABN/ACN registration showing ownership and invoices for recent work in the industry
A statutory declaration confirming self-employment in Queensland including role and duties within the Building and Construction industry

Unemployed Eligible Worker

Definition: An Unemployed Eligible Worker is a person who has been unemployed for a period of not greater than 4 years that would otherwise meet the requirements of an Eligible Worker.B) Evidence of unemployment – one (1) of the following is required:
Q Leave statement (current statement showing credits within last 4 years.
Relevant current QLD trade licence (see list of approved licences, interstate not acceptable)
Separation Certificate
A statutory declaration clearly showing previous employment in the construction industry including role and duties within the building and construction industry.

Trainees and Apprentices

Definition: An apprentice/trainee enrolled in one of a select number of construction related certificate III programs as listed here.B) Evidence of apprentice/traineeship – the following is required:
Letter of commencement from the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) verifying commencement date, registration number and qualification. Review the list of recognised apprenticeships and traineeships here.