CSQ Short Course Program

CSQ Short Course - Civil Construction and Apprentice Advance Plus

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an independent industry funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices and career seekers in the building and construction industry.

The CSQ Short Courses Program provides eligible existing, under-employed or recently unemployed building and construction workers with training which focuses on the safety requirements of the industry and the associated requirements of licensing and regulatory authorities such as Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, Queensland Building Services Authority and National Occupational Licensing.

The Short Courses Program contains a range of accredited competencies and non-accredited courses which enable a participant to meet critical workplace health and safety and licensing requirements relevant to the building and construction industry.


What short courses are subsidised by funding?

Code Short Course Title CSQ Contribution Participant to Pay
RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces $300.00  Fully Funded
RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights $225.00 $45.00

Apprentice Advance Plus (pricing for Apprentices Only)

Code Short Course Title CSQ Contribution Participant to Pay
RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces $375.00  Fully Funded
RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights $281.25 Fully Funded

PLEASE NOTE: Public Courses have been put on hold for Work Safely at Heights and the Confined Space Entry Courses for now whilst we build our new training simulator. 


Who is eligible?

Particpants under this agreement must meet the following eligibility criteria:

Must be:

  • An Exisiting Worker; and
  • an Eligible Worker; or 
  • an Unemployed Eligible Worker. 

Must be:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen; or
  • a permanent resident of Australia; or 
  • a refugee and humanitarian visa holder.

Must be:

  • permanently reside is Queensland
  • be permanently employed in Queensland. 

In addition to the above if you are an Apprentice you must be:

  • A current active Apprentice or Trainee in Queensland undertaking a Recognized Apprenticeship or Traineeship; or
  • An eligible worker or Unemployed Eligible Worker in the first year out of their Recognised Apprenticeship or Traineeship who must commence training with 365 days of the completion date in DELTA; or
  • A cancelled Apprentice or Trainee was undertaking a Recognised Apprenticeship or Traineeship that has been cancelled and they are currently accessing State Government funding to complete their institution-based training.

An Existing Worker is a current employee in the Building and Constuction Industry who has a one month or more employment relationship with their Employer. The working relationship can be built up through full-time, part-time or casual employment or engagement as a contract worker. 

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. 

An employee of any Authority (including local council and governments) can access funding under the Short Courses - Civil Construction program. However, they must meet the requirements of working in the building and construction industry.

If you are unsure if you are in the building or construction industry, you may access this information on the CSQ website.

You must reside in Far North Queensland to apply for funding through Total Management and Training. If you are unsure please refer to this map

Who is not eligible?

The participant must not be already funded for delivery of the same training being undertaken as part of the Short Course program.

The participant must not be:

  • currently enrolled and participating in a Qld secondary school program (unless as an eligible apprentice or trainee);
  • a contracted trainer or assessor or exisiting worker of an RTO;
  • previously funded under this program for three (3) RII mobile plant Short Courses in the same contract term;
  • an individual who performs work in a managerial, clerical, professional or ancillary capacity within the construction industry;
  • other individuals that do not meet participant eligibility as prescribed in ‘Who is Eligible?’ on the previous page.

If you are unsure if you are in the building or construction industry, you may access this information on the CSQ website.

Participants are eligible for a maximum of three (3) RII mobile plant operation Short Courses. Please note funding is not available for any units of competency previously completed by a participant regardless of the requirement for refresher training. If we find you have already completed a unit, and have undertaken training in the same unit with us, you will be invoiced as a fee for service participant, as we cannot claim funding for units already completed. It is your responsibility to ensure you do not book into already completed units under funding.



How the Funding Works

Some of these short courses are scheduled on our public training calendar. Where we have reached our minimum numbers and the course is definitely running, funded places will be on offer, and participants can enrol at the subsidised per person price (funding paperwork must accompany enrolment).

If you have a group, you may book a dedicated course for your organisation as long as you meet the minimum numbers of eligible funded attendees. Minimum numbers vary for each course, so please check with our friendly staff to determine how many people you need to meet this requirement. Maximum numbers for each course is set at 10 participants, and you must pay the per person amount indicated for each attendee; the balance is subsidised by CSQ.

If you don’t have enough people to cover the minimum numbers, you can still book a dedicated course, and you are simply charged the difference between how much the funded people cover and the full course cost. Our team will assist you in calculating the residual cost if this situation arises.


Additional Costs and Expenses

Where training is conducted outside the immediate Cairns area then additional costs will be applicable. Any airfares, travel, accommodation, meals and materials freight incurred in the provision of this training will be on-charged. Please contact us for a formal quotation for courses conducted outside of Cairns.


Course Venue and Equipment

These courses may be conducted in our training rooms in Cairns, or on-site at client premises. Where courses are conducted on-site then a suitable venue and white board are to be provided by the client company. The venue shall have sufficient tables and chairs for participants to be seated comfortably for the duration of training. Any catering costs shall be borne by the client company. Please contact us to discuss alternate arrangements if there is any difficulty in providing these facilities and equipment.

Some of the courses have specific equipment requirements,  please contact our office for further information in regards to dedicated group bookings.  

How to enrol under CSQ funding

You will need to complete two forms to enrol into a course and access the CSQ Funding.

1. Enrolment and Training Agreement

2. a) Short Courses - Civil Construction Form OR

    b) Short Courses - Civil Construction Apprentice Advance Plus Form

        (for Appentices only)

For public courses, please contact our office to ensure courses are going ahead prior to booking. Asbestos training has a pre-requisite so please contact us for more information on this.

Please contact our office to book an on-site or dedicated course for your organisation (funded or not funded). Dates will only be locked in on the return of a signed quote/booking form, accompanied by funding paperwork for each participant, if relevant.



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