Short course funding with Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ)
Are you looking to learn new and important skills that will help you to further your career in construction? Construction Skills Queensland’s (CSQ) Short Courses Program 2019-20, with its focus on safety and licencing training, could be for you.
The Short Courses program provides funding to assist with upskilling and cross skilling existing workers in the building and construction industry. The training focuses on the safety, regulatory and licensing requirements of the industry and can provide you with a range of competencies that employers need. And as the program name suggests, the Short Courses are designed to get you up-skilled fast.
For the 2019-20 programme, which runs from 1st Oct 2019 to 30th Sep 2020, each eligible participant is able to access up to eight (8) CSQ funded General Construction short courses, and up to five (5) CSQ funded Civil Construction short courses.
For the purposes of eligibility, participants under this agreement must meet the following criteria:
1. They must be an existing eligible worker in the building and construction industry who has a one month or more working relationship with their employer OR be an unemployed eligible worker who has been unemployed for a period of not greater than four (4) years, who would otherwise meet the requirements of an eligible worker. The working relationship can be built up through full-time, part-time or casual employment or engagement as a contract worker.
Evidence requirements – As evidence of employment status, we require a signed letter from an employer on company letterhead for a working relationship of at least one month. As evidence of unemployment within the last four (4) years, a copy of a separation certificate or letter of resignation/termination will suffice.
2. Proof that they are either (a) Australian or New Zealand citizen; or (b) a permanent resident of