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As part of the Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Initiative, ASTRA Group Services are approved to provide cost effective nationally recognised training to the Building and Civil Construction Industry.

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an independent industry funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices and career seekers in the building and construction industry.

What’s available under the CSQ Funding Initiatives in Queensland:

Eligible personnel receive a contribution towards their training fee, provided to ASTRA on their behalf.
This can be applied to up to five (5) short courses, which can only include a maximum of three (3) RII mobile plant operation short courses during the current funding initiative period 1st October 2019 to 30th September 2020.
Funding contributions are outlined in the CSQ Funding Rebate column below, and the ASTRA Training Fee outlines the remaining cost for training.

CSQ Rebate

ASTRA Training Fee

RIIRIS301D Apply risk management processes (S1)

RIICOM301D Communicate information (S3)

$240

$150

$45

$65

RIICCM202D Identify, locate and protect underground services

$225

$65

RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces

$300

$25

RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights

$225

$25

RIIHAN301E Operate elevating work platform

$180

$300

RIIHAN309F Conduct telescopic materials handler operations

$540

$100

Maximum of three (3) courses below will be subsidised per participant
RIIMPO317E Conduct roller operations

$500

$350

RIIMPO319D Conduct backhoe/loader operations

$500

$350

RIIMPO320E Conduct civil construction excavator operations

$500

$350

RIIMPO321E Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations

$500

$350

RIIMPO323D Conduct civil construction dozer operations

$500

$350

RIIMPO324E Conduct civil construction grader operations

$500

$350

RIIMPO325D Conduct civil construction scraper operations

$500

$350

RIIMPO337D Conduct articulated haul truck operations

$300

$425

RIIMPO338D Conduct rigid haul truck operations

$300

$425

Eligible personnel receive a contribution towards their training fee, provided to ASTRA on their behalf, which can be applied to up to a maximum of eight (8) short courses in the current funding initiative period 1st October 2019 to 30th September 2020.
This funding contribution is outlined in the CSQ Funding Rebate column below, whilst the ASTRA Training Fee outlines the remaining cost for training.

CSQ Fund Rebate

ASTRA Training Fee

CPCCDE3014A Remove non-friable asbestos

$225

$70

MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres

$202

$60

TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck

$225

$375

TLILIC0005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (length 11m or more)

$225

$625

UETTDRRF06B Perform rescue from a live LV panel

$50

$90

Health and Safety Representative (HSR) – WHSQ approved training course – Initial (5 days)

$240

$545 (incl. GST)

The Skills Assessment and Gap Training – Civil Construction Program provides a pathway for Participants to have their existing skills recognised and provide Gap Training to achieve Qualifications within the Building and Construction Industry in Queensland.
The first stage of SAGT will see your skills and abilities ‘mapped’ against a Qualification. You will then go on to undertake the targeted gap training.

Co-Contribution:
This initiative allows the employer or employee to cover the ASTRA Co-contribution Training fee of $200.00.

Assessment Funding:
The Assessment Funding Rate for each Assessment conducted during the Contract Term is $1,000.00 per Assessment.

Gap Training Rebate*:
Gap Training rebate up to a maximum of eight (8) Gap Training Products; or a maximum of 500 nominal hours, whichever comes first.

Nationally Recognised Qualifications available:  ASTRA Training Fee CSQ Assessment CSQ Gap Training*
RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations $200 $1000 $6.75 per Nominal Hour

In order to meet the eligibility requirements, participants must be able to demonstrate 80% or more RPL (recognised prior learning) experience.

Participants may use credit transfers towards the achievement of a qualification, however no more than 50% of the minimum number of units required to complete the Qualification are achieved through direct credit transfer; and Skills Assessment and Gap Training must lead to awarding the full Qualification.
You must be able to provide evidence of identification and current employment and is mandatory for your eligibility. An evidence checklist will be provided on application.
Funding is not available for any Units of Competency or Qualifications previously completed by a Participant.

Only one (1) Qualification is to be delivered to each participant during the contract term and the Qualification cannot have an outcome based entirely on RPL.

A Participant must undertake a minimum of two (2) Gap Training competencies throughout the Contract Term.

The Skills Assessment and Gap Training – General Construction Program provides a pathway for Participants to have their existing skills recognised and provide Gap Training to achieve Qualifications within the Building and Construction Industry in Queensland.
The first stage of SAGT will see your skills and abilities ‘mapped’ against a Qualification. You will then go on to undertake the targeted gap training.

Co-Contribution:
This initiative allows the employer or employee to cover the ASTRA Co-contribution Training fee of $200.00.

Assessment Funding:
The Assessment Funding Rate for each Assessment conducted during the Contract Term is $1,000.00 per Assessment.

Gap Training Rebate*:
Gap Training rebate up to a maximum of eight (8) Gap Training Products; or a maximum of 500 nominal hours, whichever comes first.

Nationally Recognised Qualifications available:  ASTRA Training Fee CSQ Assessment CSQ Gap Training*
AHC30916 Certificate III in Landscape Construction

$200

$1000

$6.75 per Nominal Hour

In order to meet the eligibility requirements, participants must be able to demonstrate 80% or more RPL (recognised prior learning) experience.

Participants may use credit transfers towards the achievement of a qualification, however no more than 50% of the minimum number of units required to complete the Qualification are achieved through direct credit transfer; and Skills Assessment and Gap Training must lead to awarding the full Qualification.
You must be able to provide evidence of identification and current employment and is mandatory for your eligibility. An evidence checklist will be provided on application.
Funding is not available for any Units of Competency or Qualifications previously completed by a Participant.

Only one (1) Qualification is to be delivered to each participant during the contract term and the Qualification cannot have an outcome based entirely on RPL.

A Participant must undertake a minimum of two (2) Gap Training competencies throughout the Contract Term.

The Higher Level Skills Program aims to assist individuals to gain the higher level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry, or to transition to University. This program focuses on achieving a Certificate IV level Qualification.
The Higher Level Skills Program includes Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision and is designed to help you gain new skills and knowledge. It provides you with access to training in a range of high level vocational qualifications and is the next step on your path to success.

Co-Contribution:
This initiative allows the employer or employee to cover the ASTRA Co-contribution Training fee of $200.00.

CSQ Funding rebate:
The Funding Rate for each Qualification conducted during the Contract Term is a maximum of $4,725.00, calculated per Unit of Competency at $393.75.

Nationally Recognised Qualifications available: 

ASTRA Training Fee

CSQ Unit Rebate

CSQ Qualification Rebate

RII40715 Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision

$200.00

$393.75

$4,725.00

Elligibility Requirements

  • 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; OR

  • 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; OR

  • 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.

  • An Australian / New Zealand citizen, permanent resident of Australia or a refugee and humanitarian visa holder

  • Permanently reside, or are permanently employed in Queensland

  • Not receiving funding by an Authority or such other source for delivery of the same Training being undertaken

  • Do not work or contract for a Recognised Training Organisation (RTO)

Building and Construction Industry has the same meaning as the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Services Leave) Act 1991 (Qld) as amended from time to time, currently defined as:
(1) The building and construction industry is the industry of constructing, deconstructing, reconstructing, renovating, altering, demolishing, relocating, maintaining or repairing any of the following –
(a) buildings;
(b) spa pools and swimming pools;
(c) roads, railways, airfields or other works for the passage of anything;
(d) breakwaters, docks, jetties, piers or wharves;
(e) works for solid waste disposal;
(f) works for subdividing or developing land;
(g) works for the improvement or alteration of a harbour, river or watercourse for navigation purposes;
(h) works for the storage or supply of water or for flood mitigation;
(i) works for the irrigation of land;
(j) works for the conveyance, treatment or disposal of sewage or of the effluent from any premises;
(k) works for extracting, refining, processing or treating materials or for producing or extracting products and by-products from materials;
(l) works for conveying products, by-products or materials;
(m) works for the drainage of land;
(n) works for the storage of liquids, other than water, or gases;
(o) works for the generation, supply or transmission of electric power;
(p) works for telecommunication or for the transmission of radio or television;
(q) bridges, viaducts, aqueducts or tunnels;
(r) chimney stacks, cooling towers, drilling rigs, gas holders or silos;
(s) pipe lines;
(t) navigational lights, beacons or markers;
(u) pile driving works;
(v) sporting or recreational facilities;
(w) earthworks, other than for farming;
(x) fences, other than fences on farms;
(y) structures, fixtures or other works not included in paragraphs (a) to (x), but not including earthworks for farming or fences on farms.
(2) The building and construction industry also includes land clearing and site preparation, other than for farming.
(3) The building and construction industry also includes the industry of, whether on or off site –
(a) constructing a thing, other than ordinary stock for sale, in accordance with working drawings; or
(b) deconstructing, reconstructing, renovating, altering, demolishing, relocating, maintaining or repairing a thing, other than ordinary stock for sale, constructed in accordance with working drawings.
(4) The building and construction industry does not include the industry of performing maintenance or repairs of a minor nature to anything mentioned in subsection (1) or (3) for a person not substantially engaged in activity mentioned in subsection (1), (2) or (3)

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