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 training@astragroup.com.au

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

You MUST NOT:

  • 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)