CSQ Skills assessment and gap training information

/CSQ Skills assessment and gap training information
CSQ Skills assessment and gap training information 2017-09-13T20:25:59+00:00

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) SAGT subsidised program

As a Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) registered training supplier, we provide training that is supported by CSQ funding. In particular, the skills assessment and gap training – general construction program. Eligible participants are expected to make a financial contribution of $90 towards the cost of the subsidised program or the subsidised qualification which the student has enrolled.

Eligible enrolled students are entitled to a skills assessment challenge test to determine which units may be RPL’d, credit transfered and gap trained.
The requirement indicates that;

  • 80% or more of the qualification may be RPL’d
  • No more than 50% of the qualification can be credit transfer
  • A minimum of 2 units to a maximum of 8 units may be gap trained
  • Eligible participants are entitled to one skills assessment per program​


Duration of the program
The SAGT program is open for eligible participants from 01 October 2017 – 30 September 2018

Qualifications which are subsided by CSQ include:

  • CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry
  • CPC30313 Certificate III in Concreting
  • CPC31211 Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining
  • Regions which may be targeted for this program include; Brisbane region, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.

CSQ Subsidy amounts
Skills assessment and gap training = $1000.00 per student
Gap training funding rates is $6.75 per nominal hour up to, whichever of the following is first attained:

  1. a maximum of eight (8) gap training competencies; or
  2. a maximum of five hundred (500) nominal hours​

Maximum funding contribution = $4375.00
Funding is not available for any units of competency or qualifications previously completed by a participant.

Student financial contribution
There is a requirement for each eligible student to pay $90.00 at enrolment as a contribution towards the program

Eligibility criteria
To be eligible to access Construction Skills Queenland (CSQ) programs pariticpants can be either an existing worker in the Building and Construction Industry or career seekers who hold previous experience in the building and construction industry and:

  1. Must be a permanent resident of Queensland or be permanently employed in Queensland
  2. Must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a holder of a refugee or humanitarian visa
  3. Must not be an employee of any Authority or an apprentice or trainee as defined in the Further Education and Training Act 2014 or currently enrolled and participating in a school program or contracted trainers and assessors or existing workers of any RTO or already funded by an Authority or other such source for delivery of the same training being undertaken as part of this program or previously been funded under this program in the same program period.
  4. And must be able to demonstrate RPL experience in 80% or more of the competencies required to complete the full qualification being funded under this qualification.
  5. Participants are only eligible for assessment and gap training against one eligible qualification per program period.

Eligible Participant means:

(a) An Eligible Worker; and
(b) an Existing Worker; or
(c) a Career Seeker.

AND MUST BE:
(a) an Australian or New Zealand citizen; or
(b) a permanent resident of Australia; or
(c) a refugee and humanitarian visa holder.

AND MUST:
(a) permanently reside in Queensland; or
(b) be permanently employed in Queensland.

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.

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.

A Career Seeker is an individual with significant previous experience, skills and
knowledge within the Building and Construction Industry, but is not an Existing
Worker.

NON eligible Participants are:

(a) an Employee of any Authority;
(b) currently enrolled and participating in a Queensland secondary school program;
(c) an Apprentice or Trainee;
(d) a contracted trainer or assessor or existing worker of an RTO;
(e) previously funded under this Program in the same Contract Term;
(f) funded by an Authority or such other source for delivery of the same Training
being undertaken as part of this Program