Funding for Construction Industry Skills through CSQ

Skill360 is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO: 1607) with over 30 years experience training for the construction industry. Our trainers are real builders who have decades of experience in the construction industry and they are instrumental in supporting our construction students to find career success in the trades industries.

Delivering a range of construction courses, Skill360 are also able to deliver funded courses for eligible participants through Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ).

If you’re interested in starting your career in the construction industry but not sure where to start, check out the Pre-Apprenticeship program offering career pathways

CSQ is an independent, not-for-profit, industry-funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices, trainees and career seekers in the building and construction industry.

CSQ programs provide funding to eligible RTOs (including Skill360) to deliver building and construction qualifications and short courses to existing workers, those who are currently under-employed, or builders who are out of work in the industry.

Skill360 deliver a range of CSQ funded courses that can assist you to skill-up in your profession, gain accredited skills needed for the construction industry and potentially save you thousands of dollars in training costs.

Looking to gain your builders licence and grow your career?

If you are a current qualified tradesperson in the building or construction industry, or an apprentice in the building and construction trade who has finished at least 50% of your qualification, you may consider gaining your Certificate IV in Building and Construction (CPC40120).

In the (approx) 12 months course course you’ll learn how to plan building construction work, apply structural principles and supervise on-site construction. You’ll also learn how to apply building codes, and meet standards and legal requirements to maintain industry quality. The course also provides business skills such as how to manage contracts and small business finances and you will also gain your Queensland KBL licence.

Successful completion of this qualification will allow you to apply for a Builder – Low Rise licence and set you up to successfully manage a residential building business.

For persons eligible for the CSQ funding, you will save $5,670 and will only need to pay $330 for the entire course.

Short Accreditation Courses  

Skill360 also deliver the Safety Certificate for CPR and LVR, suitable for all workers who require initial CPR/LVR certification or annual CPR/LVR refresher training.  It is primarily intended for electrical workers who are required to update annually. In Queensland, there is a requirement that electrical workers maintain current CPR/LVR skills.

The short (6 hour) course is held at Manunda (Cairns) on the third Monday of every month.

Need your White Card?

Skill360 regularly deliver CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry 1 day courses in both Cairns and Brisbane. Find out More

Apprentice Advance

CSQ’s Apprentice Advance loading gives Queensland’s construction apprentices and trainees a valuable edge in the jobs market with free additional training to boost their skills and career prospects.

Through the program, CSQ fully covers the training costs of priority short courses and higher level skills training for construction apprentices and trainees.

The Apprentice Advance loading is available to any Queenslander currently in an eligible construction apprenticeship or traineeship, or for the first year following completion of an eligible apprenticeship/traineeship.

CSQ is committed to helping apprentices future-proof their careers by keeping their skills up-to-date with the latest training.

You can view the list of apprenticeships eligible for Apprentice Advance loading.

Find out More

Find out more about CSQ funded courses with Skill360, including eligibility here.

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