Eligible Participants under CSQ Funded Short Course Program 2017-2018


As a Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) registered training supplier, Ag Training provide training that is supported by CSQ funding.

To be eligible for Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) subsidised or fully funded training courses, participants must be an existing worker who is a current employee in the Building and Construction Industry who has a one month or employment relationship with their employer; this may be either through full-time, part-time or casual employment or engagement as a contract worker.(See the range of work that is covered by the building and construction industry below).  Unemployed Eligible Worker is a person who has been unemployed for a period of not greater than 6 months that would otherwise meet the requirements of an eligible worker.

Eligible Participant means:

  1. An Existing Worker; and
  2. an Eligible Worker or
  3. an unemployed eligible worker


  1. an Australian or New Zealand citizen; or
  2. a permanent resident of Australia; or
  3. a refugee or humanitarian visa holder


  1. permanently reside in Queensland; or
  2. be permanently employed in Queensland


  1. an employee of any Authority or RTO
  2. currently enrolled and participating in a Queensland secondary school program(excluding a school based Apprentice or Trainee)
  3. contracted trainers or assessors or existing workers of any RTO
  4. funded by an Authority or other such source for delivery of the same training being undertaken as part of this program
  5. previously funded for 3 short courses under this program in the same contract Term
  6. those Participants seeing a Verification of Competency ( or Determination of Competency) services under this agreement: or
  7. other individuals that do not meet Participants eligibility as prescribed in above item 1

NB: Participants are eligible for a maximum of three (3) short courses in the same program period.

Documentation recording the eligibility of participants:

One (1) of the following:

  1. Full Birth Certificate or Birth Certificate Extract:
  2. Passport:
  3. Medicare card (green only); or
  4. Visa

AND One (1) of the following:

  1. Queensland Driver licence
  2. Telephone account
  3. Bank Statement
  4. Statement from a real estate agent
  5. Any other formal documentation stating the participant’s full name and current residential address and
  1. NB: Ag Training requires the Employer to complete and sign the Eligibility Declaration and provide the required evidence listed below, before the Commencement Date of the Short Course 

Evidence to verify participants meet the Existing and Eligible Worker criteria for employment in the Building and Construction Industry. Evidence provided may include but is not limited to the following:

  1. the name of the employer;
  2. job title of Employee
  3. length of service with the Employer: and
  4. details of what duties are being undertaken in the Building and Construction Industry
  5. Evidence that demonstrates  unemployment for a period less than 6 months

Range of work that is covered by the building and construction Industry

  • The building and construction industry is the industry of constructing, deconstructing, reconstructing, renovating, altering, demolishing, relocating, maintaining or repairing any of the following –
    1. buildings;
    2. spa pools and swimming pools;
    3. roads, railways, airfields or other works for the passage of anything;
    4. breakwaters, docks, jetties, piers or wharves;
    5. works for solid waste disposal;
    6. works for subdividing or developing land;
    7. works for the improvement or alteration of a harbour, river or watercourse for navigation purposes;
    8. works for the storage or supply of water or for flood mitigation;
    9. works for the irrigation of land;
    10. works for the conveyance, treatment or disposal of sewage or of the effluent from any premises;
    11. works for extracting, refining, processing or treating materials or for producing or extracting products and by-products from materials;
    12. works for conveying products, by-products or materials;
    13. works for the drainage of land;
    14. works for the storage of liquids, other than water, or gases;
    15. works for the generation, supply or transmission of electric power;
    16. works for telecommunication or for the transmission of radio or television;
    17. bridges, viaducts, aqueducts or tunnels;
    18. chimney stacks, cooling towers, drilling rigs, gas holders or silos;
    19. pipe lines;
    20. nvigational lights, beacons or markers;
    21. pile driving works;
    22. sporting or recreational facilities;
    23. earthworks, other than for farming;
    24. fences, other than fences on farms;
    25. structures, fixtures or other works not included in paragraphs (a) to (x), but not including earthworks for farming or fences on farms.

    2.2 The building and construction industry also includes land clearing and site preparation, other than for farming.

    2.3 The building and construction industry also includes the industry of, whether on or off site

    1. constructing a thing, other than ordinary stock for sale, in accordance with working drawings; or
    2. deconstructing, reconstructing, renovating, altering, demolishing, relocating, maintaining or repairing a thing, other than ordinary stock for sale, constructed in accordance with working drawings.

    2.4 The building and construction industry does not include the industry of performing maintenance or repairs of a minor nature to anything mentioned in subsection 2.1 or 2.3 for a person not substantially engaged in activity mentioned in subsection 2.1, 2.2 or 2.3.

    NB: The participant must be SUBSTANTIALLY engaged in any of the above.