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.

Funding is available from the 1st October & we are taking applications now.


Civil Courses (No Limit within reason except can only choose 3 machinery tickets in this funding round)

Unit CodeDescriptionCSQ Funded Amount Student Gap Fee – per person 
RIICOM301DCommunicate information$225.00$1.00
RIICOM301ECommunicate information$225.00$1.00
RIIHAN301EOperate elevating work platform$263.00POA
RIIHAN308FLoad and unload plant$263.00$12.00
RIIHAN309FConduct telescopic materials handler operations$540.00$110.00
RIIHAN311FConduct operations with integrated tool carrier$500.00POA
RIIRIS301DApply risk management processes$240.00$55.00
RIIRIS301EApply risk management processes$240.00$55.00
RIIWHS202DEnter and work in confined spaces$300.00$1.00
RIIWHS204DWork safely at heights$225.00$50.00
Maximum of 3 courses below will be funded   
RIIMPO317FConduct roller operations$500.00$275.00
RIIMPO318FConduct civil construction skid steer loader operations$500.00$275.00
RIIMPO319EConduct backhoe/loader operations$500.00$275.00
RIIMPO320FConduct civil construction excavator operations$500.00$275.00
RIIMPO321FConduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations$500.00$275.00
RIIMPO323EConduct civil construction dozer operations$500.00$275.00
RIIMPO324FConduct civil construction grader operations$500.00$275.00
RIIMPO326EConduct water vehicle operations$450.00$875.00
RIIMPO337EConduct articulated haul truck operations$563.00$1,267.00
RIIMPO338EConduct rigid haul truck operations$563.00$1,967.00

General Courses – (No Limit within reason in this funding round)

Unit CodeDescriptionCSQ Funded AmountStudent Gap Fee – per person
BSBCUS301Deliver and monitor a service to customers$240.00$40.00
BSBSMB401Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business$360.00$5.00
BSBSMB402Plan small business finances$360.00$5.00
BSBSUS201Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices$240.00$5.00
BSBWHS414Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control$360.00$5.00
BSBWRT401Write complex documents$320.00$5.00
CPCCBC4001AApply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects$240.00$5.00
CPCCBC4003ASelect and prepare a construction contract$270.00$5.00
CPCCBC4004AIdentify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects$360.00$5.00
CPCCBC4010BApply structural principles to residential low rise constructions$750.00$5.00
CPCCCM2010Work safely on scaffolding higher than 2 metres$300.00$5.00
CPCCCM2010BWork safely at heights Must have CPCCOHS2001A or CPCCWHS2001$300.00$1.00
CPCCLDG3001ALicence to perform dogging$954.00$335.00
CPCCLHS3001ALicence to operate a personnel and materials hoist$938.00$857.00
CPCCLRG3001ALicence to perform rigging basic level$1,237.00$558.00
CPCCLRG3002ALicence to perform rigging intermediate level Must have CPCCLDG3001A$1,294.00$401.00
CPCCLSF2001ALicence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level$919.00$479.00
CPCCLSF3001ALicence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding intermediate level Must have scaffolding basic$1,012.00$383.00
CPCCLSF4001ALicence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding advanced level. Must have scaffolding intermediate$975.00$820.00
CPCCLTC4001ALicence to operate a tower crane$1,463.00$532.00
CPCCOHS2001AApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry$240.00$55.00
CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (WHITE CARD)$120.00$1.00
CPCCWHS2001Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry$240.00$55.00
HLTAID003Provide first aid$107.00$43.00
MSMWHS217Gas test atmospheres$202.00$93.00
TLID1001Shift materials safely using manual handling methods$215.00$10.00
TLID3035Operate a boom type elevating work platform$323.00POA
TLILIC0002Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above) Must have Dogging HRWL or CPCCLDG3001A$1,148.00$347.00
TLILIC0003Licence to operate a forklift truck$446.00$153.00
TLILIC0005Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 meters or more)$523.00$176.00
TLILIC0008Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity) Must have Dogging HRWL or CPCCLDG3001A$1,238.00$257.00
TLILIC0010Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes) Must have Dogging HRWL or CPCCLDG3001A$1,404.00$491.00
TLILIC0013Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 60 tonnes) Must have Dogging HRWL or CPCCLDG3001A$1,338.00$557.00
TLILIC0014Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 100 tonnes) Must have Dogging HRWL or CPCCLDG3001A + 2 years experience holding 20t or 60t licence$1,594.00$401.00
TLILIC0015Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (over 100 tonnes) Must have Dogging HRWL or CPCCLDG3001A + 2 years experience holding 20t or 60t licence$1,594.00$301.00

Higher Level Skills Civil – Student Gap Fee $250

RII40715Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision$4,725.00

Higher Level Skills General – Student Gap Fee $250

BSB41419Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety$2,700.00$1,350.00
BSB50215Diploma of Business$2,633.00$1,316.50
BSB51319Diploma of Work Health and Safety$2,761.00$1,380.50
BSB51415Diploma of Project Management$3,375.00$1,687.50
CPC40110Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)$5,670.00$2,835.00

Skills Assessment Gap Training (RPL) General – Student Gap Fee $250

CPC30211Certificate III in Carpentry$4,875Minimum 80% RPL (24 units) MAX CT’s 15
CPC30318Certificate III in Concreting$4,875Minimum 80% RPL (16 units) MAX CT’s 10
CPC30611Certificate III in Painting and Decorating$4,875Minimum 80% RPL (22 units) MAX CT’s 13
CPC30711Certificate III in Rigging$4,875Minimum 80% RPL (12 units) MAX CT’s 7

Skills Assessment Gap Training (RPL) Civil – Student Gap Fee $250

RII30815Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations$4,875Minimum 80% RPL (15 units) MAX CT’s 9
RII30915Certificate III in Civil Construction$4,875Minimum 80% RPL (20 units) MAX CT’s 11
Varies depending on stream
RII30919Certificate III in Civil Construction$4,875Minimum 80% RPL (20 units) MAX CT’s 11
Varies depending on stream

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.