Funding QLD

Pinnacle Safety and Training are excited to announce that funding is available for certain courses for the 2020-21 period. This funding comes via Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) and for this reason it is only available to certain Queensland-based individuals or companies that meet certain eligibility criteria.

Please note funding is not available for all courses. Before applying, we encourage you to review the information below to determine the funded training options you may be eligible for.

About Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Funding

CSQ is an independent, not-for-profit, industry-funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices, trainees and career seekers in the building and construction industry.

The Building and Construction Industry Training Levy (the levy) is a statutory training levy established under the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 1991 (Qld).

CSQ is funded by a statutory training levy established under the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Act 1991. The levy is charged on all building and construction work performed in Queensland with a cost of $150,000 or more (excluding GST) at a rate of 0.1% of the cost of the project. The levy is collected by QLeave.


Courses With Funding Available for Eligible Applicants


Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Funding Eligibility Criteria:

Before commencing your application, please take the time to review the below eligibility flowchart. This will help determine whether you may be eligible for funding from CSQ.

Self-screen eligibility flowchart

Please note that additional eligibility requirements and geographic restrictions do apply, and these are outlined in the online application form.


How to apply - Step 1

If you believe you meet the above eligibility criteria and would like to be considered for a funded enrolment, please prepare and scan your documentation (see below) which will be required to be attached to your online application. Three separate PDF files (one for part A, B and C respectively) will be required.

Definition: 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. Check the definition here. Definition: 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. Definition: An apprentice/trainee enrolled in one of a select number of construction related certificate III programs as listed here.

Documents required:

A) Proof of Australian residency - A colour copy of one (1) of the following is required:

  • Green Medicare Card
  • Birth certificate
  • Current Australian or New Zealand Passport
  • Refugee/Humanitarian Visa (457 Visa not eligible)
AND

Documents required:

A) Proof of Australian residency - A colour copy of one (1) of the following is required:

  • Green Medicare Card
  • Birth certificate
  • Current Australian or New Zealand Passport
  • Refugee/Humanitarian Visa (457 Visa not eligible)
AND

Documents required:

A) Proof of Australian residency - A colour copy of one (1) of the following is required:

  • Green Medicare Card
  • Birth certificate
  • Current Australian or New Zealand Passport
  • Refugee/Humanitarian Visa (457 Visa not eligible)
AND

B) Proof of Queensland residency - A colour copy of one (1) of the following is required:

  • Queensland Drivers Licence - copies of both front and back required
  • Telephone account
  • Bank statement
  • Statement of real estate agent
  • Any other formal documentation stating full name and current residential address.

AND

B) Proof of Queensland residency - A colour copy of one (1) of the following is required:

  • Queensland Drivers Licence - copies of both front and back required
  • Telephone account
  • Bank statement
  • Statement of real estate agent
  • Any other formal documentation stating full name and current residential address.

AND

B) Proof of Queensland residency - A colour copy of one (1) of the following is required:

  • Queensland Drivers Licence - copies of both front and back required
  • Telephone account
  • Bank statement
  • Statement of real estate agent
  • Any other formal documentation stating full name and current residential address.

AND

C) Proof of employment - one (1) of the following is required:

  • Employer confirmation letter on company letterhead [download template here ].
  • Statutory declaration confirming current employment in Queensland building and construction industry [download template here ].
  • Statutory declaration confirming self-employment in Queensland building and construction industry [download this template ]. You must also include evidence of recent work (i.e. invoices detailing work undertaken for clients)

C) Evidence of unemployment - one (1) of the following is required:

  • Letter of termination
  • A statutory declaration [download this template ] clearly showing employment in the construction industry. Please note separation certificates from Centrelink do not provide adequate information and will not be accepted as evidence.

C) Evidence of apprentice/traineeship - the following is required:

  • Letter of commencement from the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training or other source. Review the list of recognised apprenticeships and traineeships here.


Funded enrolment applications cannot be assessed until the above documentation is provided with your completed application.


How to apply - Step 2

Once your documentation is scanned, please scroll down and complete the following online funding application form.


Building and Construction Industry Definition

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)


Eligible Worker Definition

As defined in Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Services Leave) Act 1991 (Qld) as amended from time to time, currently defined as:

(1) An eligible worker is an individual who—

(a) under a contract of service is engaged to perform work in the building and construction industry for the majority of the person’s ordinary hours of work; or

(b) under a contract, whether or not the contract is a contract of service, or at piecework rates, is engaged to perform work in the building and construction industry, for labour only or substantially for labour only, for the majority of the person’s ordinary hours of work; or

(c) under a contract, whether or not the contract is a contract of service, performs work in the building and construction industry for the majority of the person’s ordinary hours of work, unless—

(i) the individual

(A) is paid to achieve a stated result or outcome; and

(B) has to supply all, or substantially all, of the plant and equipment or tools of trade needed to perform the work; and

(C) is, or would be, liable for the cost of fixing a fault with the work performed; or

(ii) a personal services business determination is in effect for the individual performing the work under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cwlth),section 87-60.

(2) Also, eligible worker includes—

(a) an individual who is engaged to perform both work and supervision of other workers in the building and construction industry, whether or not the individual is known as a supervisor, leading hand or another title; and

(b) an individual who is appointed as a safety officer by the person conducting a business to advise the person in relation to work health and safety duties under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, in relation to building and construction work, whether or not the individual performs or usually performs building and construction work.

You are NOT an eligible worker if you perform work in the building and construction industry in a managerial, clerical, professional or ancillary capacity.


Terms and Conditions

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) provides Pinnacle Safety and Training the following level of funding per unit of competency for eligible participants. AGAT Asbestos awareness - $150; BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety - $276.10 (per unit); CPCCBC4051A Supervise asbestos removal - $225; CPCCDE3014A Remove non-friable asbestos - $225; CPCCDE3015A Remove friable asbestos - $596; CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (White Card) - $120; CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry - $240; HLTAID003 Provide first aid - $107; MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres - $202; RIIHAN301E Operate elevating work platform (under 11m) - $263; RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces - $300; RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights - $225; TLIF2080 Safely access the rail corridor - $240; TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a Forklift Truck - $446; TLILIC0005 Operate a boom-type elevating work platform (11 metres or more) - $523; UETTDRRF06B Perform rescue from a live LV panel - $68; WHSQHSRNCB01 Health and Safety Representative (HSR) - Initial (5 days) - $583; WHSQHSRNCB02 Health and Safety Representative (HSR) Refresher Course (1 day) - $265. These are base values and are not reflective of any loadings that may apply in certain circumstances. Prospective students will pay the full course fee, and if eligible for funding, will receive the applicable rebate amount which shall not exceed Pinnacle’s RRP of the course. These terms and conditions are in effect from 30 September 2020, and apply to all applications received from 30 September 2020 onwards until further notice. The CSQ funding contract period runs from 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021. Students may only apply for funding in the same contract period as the training they undertook. Because funding is limited by CSQ, Pinnacle Safety and Training reserves the right to cease offering rebates at our discretion. Pinnacle Safety and Training assesses eligibility for funding based on strict stipulations by CSQ. Decisions on funding eligibility are final.

This was the best short-course I have completed during my 11 years in the construction industry.

James S. - Melbourne, VIC

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