Civil Construction Program

The Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Civil Construction Program provides funding for up to three (3) short courses to eligible participants. Participants under this program:

Eligible Participants

Must Be
  • An Existing Worker in the Building and Construction Industry (see definitions below);

and

  • An Eligible Worker (see definitions below);

OR

  • An Unemployed Eligible Worker (see definitions below)
Must Be
  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen; or
  • A permanent resident of Australia; or
  • A holder of a refugee or humanitarian visa
and Must

Permanently reside in Queensland; OR
Be permanently employed in Queensland

and MUST NOT be
  1. Currently enrolled and participating in a school program (excluding eligible school-based apprentices and trainees); or
  2. A contracted trainer and assessor or an existing worker of any RTO; or
  3. Previously funded under this program for three (3) short courses – Civil Construction in the same contract period; or
  4. Funded by an Authority or such other source for delivery of the same training being undertaken as part of this program; or
  5. Previously funded for the same unit of competency; or
  6. Seeking verification of competency or recognition of prior learning for a competency already held

Applications for funded short courses must be supported with copies of 2 forms of ID from the following lists:

One (1) of the following:
  • Full Birth Certificate or Birth Certificate Extract;
  • Passport;
  • Medicare card (green only); or
  • Visa (humanitarian or refugee)

AND

One (1) of the following:
  • Queensland Drivers Licence (front and back);
  • Telephone account,
  • bank statement (with amounts blanked out);
  • statement from real estate;
  • electricity account
  • Any other formal document with the learner’s name and current residential address (must be a QLD address)

Other documents required:

For participants that are Existing Eligible Workers, a letter from your employer is required detailing length of employment and types of duties undertaken (they must relate to the building and construction industries).

The letter from your employer or pay slip should detail

  • Name of employer
  • Your job title
  • How long you have been employed with the employer
  • Details of what duties you do that relate to the Building and Construction Industry

For self-employed workers, you can supply a copy of an invoice from your company detailing work undertaken for a client.

For participants that are Unemployed Eligible Workers, evidence of unemployment for a period of not more than 6 months (for example, separation certificate from previous employer; final pay advice with dates).

The building and construction industry is defined in the Act as the industry of constructing, de-constructing, renovating, reconstructing, altering, demolishing, maintaining or repairing any of the following:-

DEFINITIONS

Buildings;

  • Spa pools and swimming pools
  • Roads, railways, airfields or other works for the passage of anything;
  • Breakwaters, docks, jetties, piers or wharves;
  • Works for solid waste disposal;
  • Works for subdividing or developing land;
  • Works for the improvement or alteration of a harbour, river or watercourse for navigation purposes;
  • Works for the storage or supply of water or for flood mitigation;
  • Works for the irrigation of land;
  • Works for the conveyance, treatment or disposal of sewage or of effluent from any premises;
  • Works for extracting, refining, processing or treating materials or for producing or extracting products and by – products from materials;
  • Works for conveying products, by – products or materials;
  • Works for the drainage of land;
  • Works for the storage of liquids, other than water or gases;
  • Works for the generation, supply or transmission of electric power;
  • Works for telecommunication or for the transmission of radio or television;
  • Bridges, viaducts, aqueducts or tunnels;
  • Chimney stacks, cooling towers, drilling rigs, gas holders or silos;
  • Pipe lines;
  • Navigational lights, beacons or markers;
  • Pile driving works;
  • Sporting or recreational facilities;
  • Earthworks other than farming;
  • Fences, other than fences on farms.

DEFINITIONS

Authority
Any federal, state, local government, state or public authority, authorised to carry out a statutory obligation.
Building and Construction Industry
The building and construction industry is as identified in Clause 3AA of the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 1991 as amended from time to time (as listed above).
Eligible Worker
An existing worker who meets the definition of an Eligible worker as defined in the Act. They are usually engaged under a contract of service to perform work in the building and construction industry for the majority of a person’s ordinary hours of
work.
Existing Worker
An existing worker is currently employed in the building and construction industry and has been employed for more than 1 month.
The length of service can be through full time, part time or casual employment or engagement as a contract worker.
Unemployed Eligible Worker

An Unemployed Eligible Worker has been unemployed for a period of no more than 6 months and can provide evidence of previous employment in the building and construction industry. An Unemployed Eligible Worker would need to supply evidence of termination in the form of a separation notice, letter from previous employer or statutory declaration

HOW TO APPLY

Application Options
  1. Request a funding application and enrolment form from AIT Office.
  2. Complete the enrolment section of the form – including the courses you want to do (pages 3-5).
  3. Supply copies of 2 forms of ID from the lists below.
  4. If you are working, get a signed and dated letter from your employer with details of how long you have been employed, your job title and some dot points about the role you have in relation to the Building/Construction industries OR
  5. If you are not employed, provide us with a Statutory Declaration with details of when you were last employed in a construction role and who with and what sort of work you were doing and/or provide us with a copy of a separation certificate with details of employer and the job you and/or a final pay slip with details of your job and how long you were employed (e.g leave balances).
  6. Email all the documents to admin@aittraining.com.au OR post the forms to PO Box 4464, Kirwan Qld 4817 OR drop them into our office at 567 Ross River Road Kirwan.

Civil Construction Courses

Course fee: $500.00 per person
CSQ funding: $135 per person
Remaining fee: $365 per person

This course is a 2 day course that develops skills and knowledge needed to drain and dewater a civil construction site.

Course fee: $220.00 per person
CSQ funding: $240 per person
Remaining fee: Nil

This course is a 1 day course that is ideal for workers in the civil construction and mining industries that are involved in identifying workplace risks and implementing risk management strategies.

AIT regular course fee $500.00
CSQ Funding $150.00
Remaining fee payable by student $350.00

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to control traffic with stop-slow bat in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

AIT regular course fee $220.00
CSQ Funding $225.00
Remaining fee payable by student NIL.

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to work safety at heights in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

AIT regular course fee $220.00
CSQ Funding $300.00
Remaining fee payable by student NIL

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to enter and work in confined spaces in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

AIT regular course fee $1500.00
CSQ Funding $300.00
Remaining fee payable by student $1200.00

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to conduct articulated haul truck operations in Civil construction, Coal and Metalliferous mining and Extractive.

AIT regular course fee $500.00
CSQ Funding $500.00
Remaining fee payable by student NIL.

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to conduct civil construction grader operations in civil construction.

AIT regular course fee $500.00
CSQ Funding $500.00
Remaining fee payable by student NIL.

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to conduct civil construction dozer operations in Civil construction.

AIT regular course fee $500.00
CSQ Funding $500.00
Remaining fee payable by student NIL.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations.

AIT regular course fee $500.00
CSQ Funding $500.00
Remaining fee payable by student NIL

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to conduct civil construction excavator operations in Civil construction.

AIT regular course fee $500.00
CSQ Funding $500.00
Remaining fee payable by student NIL.

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to conduct backhoe/loader operations in Civil construction.

AIT regular course fee $500.00
CSQ Funding $500.00
Remaining fee payable by student NIL.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations in civil construction.

AIT regular course fee $500.00
CSQ Funding $500.00
Remaining fee payable by student NIL.

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to conduct roller operations in Civil construction.

AIT regular course fee $500.00
CSQ Funding $540.00
Remaining fee payable by student NIL.

A high risk work licence for a non-slewing mobile crane operation (CN) is required for this plant when used as a crane where the capacity exceeds 3 tonne and when fitted with a boom or jib and hook block. Where the plant is fitted with a personnel box attached directly to the main boom and the personnel box can be extended 11 metres or more the operator requires an elevated work platform (WP) certificate. Where the plant is fitted with other attachments i.e. bucket or forks etc, a Telehandler competency is all that is required This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to conduct telescopic materials handler operations in the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

AIT regular course fee $220.00
CSQ Funding $150.00
Remaining fee payable by student $70.00

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to communicate in the workplace within the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

AIT regular course fee $500.00
CSQ Funding $225.00
Remaining fee payable by student $275.00

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to identify, locate and protect underground services in Civil Construction.

AIT regular course fee $300.00
CSQ Funding $180.00
Remaining fee payable by student $120.00

This course is ideal for students that do not need a high risk work licence for EWP.

This qualification reflects the role of a skilled operator working with civil construction plant, who applies a broad range of skills in a varied work context, using some discretion and judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge.