CSQ Short Courses Program

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Komatsu Traning Academy (KTA) is proud to be a preferred supplier to Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) and their ongoing financial and professional contribution to the Queensland building and construction industry.


If you are considering upskilling in the building and construction industries and/or are wanting to update or expand your skills and knowledge in specific areas, you may be eligible for CSQ funding. The CSQ Short Courses Program 2020-21, runs from 1st October 2020 to 30th September 2021.

Komatsu Training Academy is a proud recipient of Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) funding for:

    A)  Short Courses – General Construction and Apprentice Advance Plus

    B)  Short Courses – Civil Construction and Apprentice Advance Plus

Where CSQ funding does not cover the full cost of the program, you will be required to contribute towards the ‘remaining’ course fees.

Please note places are limited.

What’s on offer?

The Short Courses program provides funding to assist with upskilling and cross-skilling individuals in the building and construction industries.  Short courses are individual competencies and skills sets.

The Apprentice Advance Plus program offers additional training to eligible apprentices to gain new skills and knowledge to progress their career.

CSQ provides subsidised programs with KTA charging a small participation fee to:

    •  undertake key training to complement the skills they are developing, and

  •     •  access higher level training and short courses for 12 months after they have completed their apprenticeship.

short courses available

Short Courses – General Construction and Apprentice Advance Plus

* No limit within reason will be funded by CSQ in 2020-21

* CSQ funding is not available for any unit of competency listed below, previously completed by a Participant


 Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White Card Unit)


 Provide First Aid


 Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck


 Perform Rescue from a Live LV Panel (LVR Unit)

 NOTE: HLTAID001 CPR Refresher
 (if completed at same time as LVR Unit an additional $30 pp is payable as   CPR Refresher is NOT subsidised by CSQ)

Short Courses – Civil Construction and Apprentice Advance Plus

* A maximum of three (3) RII mobile plant operation units of competency will be funded by CSQ in 2020-21 period.

* CSQ funding is not available for any unit of competency listed below, previously completed by a Participant


 Load and unload plant


 Enter and work in confined spaces


 Work safely at heights


 Conduct roller operations


 Conduct civil construction skid steer loader   operations


 Conduct backhoe/loader operations


 Conduct civil construction excavator operations


 Conduct civil construction wheeled front end   loader operations


 Conduct civil construction dozer operations


 Conduct civil construction grader operations


 Conduct civil construction scraper operations


 Conduct articulated haul truck operations


Participant Eligibility

To be eligible for CSQ subsidised funded training courses, participants must meet the required criteria as outlined below.

Participants MUST also meet the following criteria:

    »  an Australian or New Zealand citizen or

    »  a permanent resident of Australia or

    »  a holder of a refugee or humanitarian visa


    »  permanently reside in Queensland or

    »  be permanently employed in Queensland

In addition to the above, for the purpose of eligibility for the Apprentice Advance Plus program Participants MUST BE:

    a)  a current active Apprentice in Queensland undertaking a recognised apprenticeship

    b)  an eligible worker, including an eligible participant who is working on a major project or an Unemployed Eligible worker in the first year out of their recognised apprenticeship who must commence training within 365 days of the completion date

    c)  a cancelled Apprentice who was undertaking a recognised apprenticeship that has been cancelled and they are currently accessing State Government funding to complete their institution-based training.

Additional eligibility requirements may apply. To check your eligibility, please contact Komatsu Training Academy today on 1300 390 377 or email admin@komatsulearning.com.au

The Apprentice Advance Plus and Short Courses Program is an initiative of Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ). Eligibility criteria applies to all CSQ funded programs. For more information visit CSQ.org.au