Major is a proud recipient of Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) funding.If you’re considering upskilling in construction, you may be able to receive support from CSQ funding. Where CSQ funding doesn’t cover the full cost of the program, you will be required to contribute towards the remaining course fees.

Skills Assessment and Gap Training

A program for workers and career seekers with significant experience in the industry to undertake Recognition of Prior Learning and Gap Training to obtain a qualification.

Some workers with civil and general construction industry experience have many of the necessary skills to perform on the job but do not hold a formal qualification to recognise these skills. Under this program, skills are identified, mapped and gap training is provided in order to provide eligible participants with a nationally recognised qualification. RPL may be granted for a number of units and participants will be required to participate in Gap training if they are unable to provide sufficient RPL information for specific units. RTO’s must provide participants with gap training in a minimum of two (2) gap training Competencies up to (8).

Higher Level Skills Training

The Higher Level Skills Training program is a Construction Skills Queensland and Queensland Government initiative which aims to retain the skills of existing workers in the building and construction industry by providing access to civil construction related Certificate IV and higher vocational training.

Industry Short Courses

The Short Courses program provides funding to assist with upskilling and cross skilling workers in the building and construction industry. Short Courses are individual competencies and skills sets designed to provide flexible solutions to workers wanting to update their skills and knowledge in specific, targeted areas.

Apprentice Advance

The Apprentice Advance+ program offers additional training to eligible apprentices and trainees to boost their skills and career prospects.

The program covers the training costs for eligible apprentices and trainees to:

  • undertake key training to complement the skills they are developing, and
  • access higher level training and short courses for 12 months after they have completed their apprenticeship or traineeship.

Participant Eligibility

For the purposes of eligibility, Participants under this Agreement must meet the following criteria: (a) an Australian or New Zealand citizen; or (b) a permanent resident of Australia; or (c) a refugee and humanitarian visa holder. AND MUST: (a) permanently reside in Queensland; or (b) be permanently employed in Queensland.Please note eligibility requirements below are specific to the qualifications you wish to undertake training in. Contact our team to confirm your eligibility.

  • An Existing Worker is a current Employee in the Building and Construction 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 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.
  • 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.
  • A Career Seeker is an individual with significant previous experience, skills and knowledge within the Building and Construction industry, but is not an Existing Worker.

To check your eligibility and learn more call our team today on  1300 790 822 or contact our team.