Prior to commencing your funding application, please take the time to review the eligibility criteria.

The 21.22 CSQ funding contract runs from 1 October 202130 September 2022.

Please ensure you gather all evidence documents and upload your documents via the Identification Upload page or you can email them to

Eligibility Criteria

All documents must be received:

  • In colour
  • Current & not expired
  • Clear, legible & easily read

1) Right to Work in Australia

You must be:

  • Australian or New Zealand Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • A Visa holder with relevant permission to work

Evidence can include: (only one of the following documents are required)

  • Green Medicare Card
  • Australian or New Zealand Passport
  • Birth Certificate or Extract
  • Certificate of Evidence of Residence Status (CERS)
  • Correct Visa

2) Permanently Work in Queensland in the Building & Construction Industry

You must be:

  • An existing worker
  • An eligible worker
  • An unemployed eligible worker (unemployed for a period not greater than 4 years)
  • An active apprentice or trainee registered in Qld, undertaking a CSQ approved apprenticeship/traineeship

Evidence can include: (only one of the following documents are required)

  • Letter from your employer (on letterhead and signed by your employer confirming employment, role and duties)
  • QLeave Statement (current statement showing credits within past 4 years)
  • Relevant current Licence (approved by CSQ)
  • Separation Certificate
  • ABN/ACN registration showing ownership with invoices for recent work within the industry
  • Statutory Declaration (template can be provided by ASTRA)
  • DESBT Commencement Letter (verifying your commencement date, registration number and qualification)

3) Queensland Residency (for SAGT)

You must:

  • Permanently reside in Queensland

Evidence can include: (only one of the following documents are required)

  • Drivers Licence or Adult Proof of Age Card (18+ Card) (front and rear)
  • Qld Heavy Vehicle or Marine Licence (front and rear)
  • Centrelink Health Care Card / Pensioner Concession Card
  • Lease or rental agreement
  • Electricity / gas / telephone / internet account
  • Qld Local Government rates notice
  • Official letter from Centrelink of the Department of Human Services
  • Australian Electoral Commission document

Not Eligible to Apply for CSQ Funding


  • be an Employee of an Authority (Employees of Local Councils are acceptable)
  • be currently enrolled and participating in a Queensland secondary school program
  • be a contracted trainer or assessor or existing worker of an RTO
  • Already funded by an Authority or other source for delivery of the same training being undertaken
  • Seeking a Verification of Competency (VoC)