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General and Civil Construction

FUNDING | Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ)

The Higher Level Skills program provides nationally accredited qualifications including Certificate IV and Diploma and is targeted to assist participants in career development to help you gain new skills and knowledge.

Eligibility for the Higher Level Skills Program

To be eligible for the program, individuals:

  • must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or hold a refugee and humanitarian visa

  • must permanently reside in Queensland or be permanently employed in Queensland

  • must be an existing worker (includes relevant clerical, administration and professional staff) in the building and construction industry who has had 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 OR an Unemployed Eligible Worker who has been unemployed for a period of not greater than four (4) years

  • can be an Apprentice in the 3rd or 4th year of the apprenticeship [BSB and CPC qualifications only]

  • must not be eligible under the Apprentice Advance Plus program as:

    • a current active apprentice or trainee in Queensland as defined in the Act undertaking a Recognised Apprenticeship or Traineeship; or

    • an existing worker or unemployed eligible worker in the first year out of their Recognised Apprenticeship or Traineeship who must commence training within 365 days of the completion date recorded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training administration system (DELTA); or

    • a cancelled apprentice or trainee who was undertaking a Recognised Apprenticeship or Traineeship that has been cancelled and are currently accessing State Government funding to complete their institution-based training

  • cannot be currently enrolled and participating in a Queensland secondary school program

  • cannot be a contracted trainer or assessor or an existing worker of a Registered Training Organisation

  • cannot have previously completed the units of competency for which funding is sought

  • cannot seek to achieve the entire qualification by Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

  • cannot be previously funded under this program in the same Contract Term

  • cannot have been funded by an Authority or such other source for delivery of the same training being undertaken as part of this Program



How to apply

Funded Courses

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