The Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) General Construction Program provides funding for up to eight (8) short courses to eligible participants. Eligible participants under this program:
- An Existing Worker in the Building and Construction Industry (see definitions below); and;
- An Eligible Worker (see definition on page 3);
- An Unemployed Eligible Worker (see definitions below) and;
- An Australian or New Zealand citizen; or
- A permanent resident of Australia; or
- A holder of a refugee or humanitarian visa and;
- (a) Permanently reside in Queensland; OR
- (b) Be permanently employed in Queensland and;
- (a) Currently enrolled and participating in a school program (excluding eligible school-based apprentices and trainees); or
- (b) A contracted trainer and assessor or an existing worker of any RTO; or
- (c) Previously funded under this program for 8 short courses in the same contract period; or
- (d) Funded by an Authority (excluding employees of an Indigenous Council that is a Principal Contractor); or
- (e) Previously funded for the same unit of competency; or
- (f) Seeking verification of competency or recognition of prior learning for a competency already held
General Construction in the same contract term;
- Funded by an Authority or such other source for delivery of same training being undertaken as part of this Program;
- Requiring verification of a competency already held.
Applications for funded short courses must be supported with copies of 2 forms of ID from the following lists:
- Full Birth Certificate or Birth Certificate Extract;
- Medicare card (green only); or
- Visa (humanitarian or refugee)
- 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 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).
For self-employed workers, you can supply a copy of an invoice from your company detailing work undertaken for a client.
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:-
- 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.
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).
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.
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.
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
- Request a funding application and enrolment form from AIT Office.
- Complete the enrolment section of the form – including the courses you want to do (pages 3-5).
- Supply copies of 2 forms of ID from the lists below.
- 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
- 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).
- Email all the documents to email@example.com OR post the forms to PO Box 4464, Kirwan Qld 4817 OR drop them into our office at 567 Ross River Road Kirwan.
General Construction Courses
1 Day Course
It requires the performance of work in a safe manner through awareness of risks and work requirements, and the planning and performance of safe work practices with concern for personal safety and the safety of others.
This unit specifies the outcomes required to perform rigging work at the intermediate level, which includes all the outcomes for rigging work at the basic level, and also includes rigging of cranes, rigging of conveyors, rigging of dredges and excavators, rigging associated with tilt slabs, rigging associated with demolition work, and dual lifts for licensing purposes.
2 Day Course
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to supervise the removal process for friable and non-friable asbestos containing material (ACM).
This unit specifies the outcomes required to perform basic rigging work associated with movement of plant and equipment, steel erections, hoists (including mast climbing hoists), placement of pre-cast concrete, safety nets and static lines, perimeter safety screens and shutters; and cantilever crane loading platforms for licensing purposes.
5 Day Course
This unit specifies the outcomes required to perform slinging techniques, including the selection and inspection of lifting gear and/or the directing of the crane operator in the movement of the load when the load is out of view of the crane/ operator for licensing purposes.
5 Day Course
This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a vehicle loading crane with a capacity of 10 metre tonnes or more
This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a slewing mobile crane with a capacity up to 60 tonnes.
5 Day Course
This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to operate a non-slewing mobile crane safely.
The concrete placing boom includes a knuckle boom capable of power-operated slewing and luffing to place concrete by way of pumping through a pipeline attached to, or forming part of, the boom of the plant.
3 Day Course
This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a boom-type elevating work platform where the length of the boom is 11 metres or more.
This unit specifies the outcomes required to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding at the Intermediate level which includes use and operation of Cantilevered crane-loading platforms, Cantilevered and spurred scaffolds, Barrow ramps and sloping platforms, perimeter safety screens and shutters Mast climbers, and tube and coupler scaffolds (including tube and coupler covered ways and gantries) for licensing purposes.
This unit specifies the outcomes required to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding at the basic level, consisting of scaffolding work connected with the operation or use of modular or pre-fabricated scaffolds, cantilevered materials hoists with a maximum working load of 500kg, ropes and gin wheels, safety nets and static lines, and bracket scaffolds (tank and formwork) for licensing purposes.
1 Day Course
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to remove non-friable asbestos containing material (ACM). The unit includes preparing, containing and removing non-friable ACM, and includes knowledge of decontamination and disposal requirements.