Funded Training for the Construction Industry

Construction Skills Queensland (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 provides funding to reduce the financial obstacle to training, making up-skilling an affordable option for many more individuals in the construction industry.

CSQ-funded training is delivered by a range of selected registered
training organisations (RTOs) across Queensland, including Skill360 who offers a range of construction courses. Students can save thousands of dollars in training costs through CSQ.

CSQ contributes towards the cost of courses to reduce the cost to participants. CSQ funding is paid directly to the contracted RTO, generally between 75% and 100% of course costs.


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/

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

Who is eligible?

To be eligible to access the subsidised training by CSQ, participants must have the right to work in Australia and be an Eligible Worker or Unemployed Eligible Worker in Queensland.


  • an Employee of an Authority (Employees of Local Councils are acceptable); or
  • currently enrolled and participating in a Queensland secondary school program (school based Apprentices or Trainees are acceptable); or
  • a contracted trainer or assessor or existing worker of an RTO; or
  • funded by an Authority or such other source for delivery of the same Training being undertaken as part of the program;
  • seeking a Verification of Competency (or determination of competency).

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.

In addition to the above, for Higher Qualifications funding available for CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction, the participant must meet the following to be eligible for subsidised training.

  • If an Apprentice or Trainee, participants must have completed at least 50% of their Registered Training Plan of their apprenticeship or traineeship.

Interested in CSQ Funded Training for your Construction Employees?

Contact Skill360 on 1300 933 358 or email