Funding

Contents
This page will first list what courses are available for funding, following by listing what funding schemes are available. Scrolling further down, this page will explain in detail the funding schemes and eligibility. Scrolling to the bottom, there is a Frequently Asked Questions section that you can review at your leisure.

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Funded Courses Available
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
RIICOM301D Communicate information
RIIRIS301D Apply risk management processes
RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces
RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights
UEENEEK125A Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems
UEENEEK135A Design grid connected photovoltaic power supply systems
UEENEEK148A Install, configure and commission LV grid connected photovoltaic power systems
UEENEEP026A Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord assemblies
UEERE4001 Install, maintain and fault find battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems
UEERE5001 Design battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems
UEPOPS349 Operate Local H.V. switchgear
UEPOPS428 Develop H.V. switching programs
UEPOPS456 Perform switching to a switching program
UETTDRRF06B Perform rescue from a live LV panel
UEE40411 Certificate IV in Electrical – Instrumentation (Queensland Only)
Hazardous Areas (EEHA)
Hazardous Areas Refresher (EEHA Refresher)
High Voltage Switching Operations

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Funding Schemes Available
Higher Level Skills Program
Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ)
JETCO

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Higher Level Skills Program Funding
What is this scheme?
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. Read this fact sheet for an overview of the program.

What level of subsidy is available?
The subsidy represents the level of government contribution for a qualification, and varies between qualifications based on a number of factors.
Training in vocational areas that align with critical industry skills needs and government priorities will receive a higher government subsidy.
Given the increased benefits that you can gain from higher-level training, you are required to contribute to the cost of your training through a co-contribution fee, payable to the training provider.
The fee amount varies depending upon the course you undertake and the training provider you choose.
The fee may be paid on your behalf by an employer or another third party but cannot be paid or waived by the training provider or any organisation related to the training provider unless approved by DESBT.

Are you eligible?
An Australian or New Zealand citizen; OR
Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants); OR
Temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency; AND
Residing in Queensland
Aged over 15 years
No longer attending school
Must not have or be enrolled in a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school, foundations skills training or qualifications completed under the electrical training package.

What courses are linked to this funding?
UEE40411 Certificate IV in Electrical – Instrumentation

Where can I see more?
See the website here.
Download the enrolment form here.

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Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Funding
What is this scheme?
The CSQ Funded Programs are targeted to existing workers in the building and construction industry to assist in career development and is designed to help you gain new skills and knowledge. This scheme has three sections: Apprentice Advance Plus, Civil Construction, and General Construction.

What level of subsidy is available?
Student Contribution Fees represent the total non funded subsidised portion of essential training costs for the participant to undertake the training. These fees include tuition, services, materials and all other costs associated with delivering the training and the awarding of the qualification/statement of attainment to the participant. Please download the appropriate Eligibility/Enrolment form located below on each program to review full eligibility requirements.

Short Courses
What courses are linked to this funding?
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
RIICOM301D Communicate information
RIIRIS301D Apply risk management processes
RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces
RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights
UEENEEK125A Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems
UEENEEK135A Design grid connected photovoltaic power supply systems
UEENEEK148A Install, configure and commission LV grid connected photovoltaic power systems
UEENEEP026A Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord assemblies
UEERE4001 Install, maintain and fault find battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems
UEERE5001 Design battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems
UEPOPS349 Operate Local H.V. switchgear
UEPOPS428 Develop H.V. switching programs
UEPOPS456 Perform switching to a switching program
UETTDRRF06B Perform rescue from a live LV panel

Are you eligible?
An Australian or New Zealand citizen; OR
Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants); OR
Temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency; AND

Residing in Queensland; OR
Permanently employed in Queensland; AND

A current active Apprentice or Trainee in Queensland undertaking a Recognised Apprenticeship or Traineeship; OR
An Existing Worker or Unemployed Eligible Worker in the first year out of their Recognised Apprenticeship or Traineeship who must commence training within 365 days of the completion date in DELTA; OR
A cancelled Apprentice or Trainee who was undertaking a Recognised Apprenticeship or Traineeship that has been cancelled and they are currently accessing State Government funding to complete their institution-based training; OR
A current active Apprentice or Trainee in Queensland undertaking a Recognised Apprenticeship or Traineeship who is working on a Major Project; OR
An Existing Worker in the first year out of their Recognised Apprenticeship or Traineeship who must commence training within 365 days of the completion date in DELTA who is working on a Major Project.

Qualities that would disqualify you from eligibility:
An Employee of any Authority (excluding employees of an Indigenous Council that is a Principal Contractor);
Currently enrolled and participating in a Queensland secondary school program (excluding a school based Apprentice or Trainee);
A contracted trainer or assessor or existing worker of an RTO;
Funded by an Authority or such other source for delivery of the same Training being undertaken as part of this Program;
Those Participants seeking a Verification of Competency (or Determination of Competency) services under this Agreement.

What level of subsidy is available?
There are no student contributions fees for this program.

Where can you see more?
See the website here.
Download the enrolment form here.

Civil Construction
What courses are linked to this funding?
RIICOM301D Communicate information
RIIRIS301D Apply risk management processes
RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces
RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights

Are you eligible?
An Existing Worker; AND

An Eligible Worker; OR
An Unemployed Eligible Worker; AND

An Australian or New Zealand citizen; OR
A permanent resident of Australia; OR
A refugee and humanitarian visa holder; AND

Permanently reside in Queensland; OR
Be permanently employed in Queensland.

Qualities that would disqualify you from eligibility:
Eligible under the Apprentice Advance Plus Program;
Currently enrolled and participating in a Queensland secondary school program (excluding a school based Apprentice or Trainee);
A contracted trainer or assessor or existing worker of an RTO;
Previously funded under this Program for five (5) Short Courses – Civil Construction in the same Contract Term;
Funded by an Authority or such other source for delivery of the same Training being undertaken as part of this Program;
Those Participants seeking a Verification of Competency (or Determination of Competency) services under this Agreement;

What level of subsidy is available?
Student contribution fee and CSQ funded portion can be found on the eligibility and enrolment form.

Where can I see more?
See the website here.
Download the enrolment form here.

General Construction
What courses are linked to this funding?
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
UEENEEK125A Solve basic problems in photovoltaic energy apparatus and systems
UEENEEK135A Design grid connected photovoltaic power supply systems
UEENEEK148A Install, configure and commission LV grid connected photovoltaic power systems
UEENEEP026A Conduct in-service safety testing of electrical cord connected equipment and cord assemblies
UEERE4001 Install, maintain and fault find battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems
UEERE5001 Design battery storage systems for grid-connected photovoltaic systems
UEPOPS349 Operate Local H.V. switchgear
UEPOPS428 Develop H.V. switching programs
UEPOPS456 Perform switching to a switching program
UETTDRRF06B Perform rescue from a live LV panel

Are you eligible?
An Existing Worker; AND

An Eligible Worker; OR
An Unemployed Eligible Worker; AND

An Australian or New Zealand citizen; OR
A permanent resident of Australia; OR
A refugee and humanitarian visa holder; AND

Permanently reside in Queensland; OR
Be permanently employed in Queensland.

Qualities that would disqualify you from eligibility:
An Employee of any Authority (excluding employees of an Indigenous Council that is a Principal Contractor);
Eligible under the Apprentice Advance Plus Program
Currently enrolled and participating in a Queensland secondary school program(excluding a school based Apprentice or Trainee);
A contracted trainer or assessor or existing worker of an RTO;
Previously funded under this Program for eight (8) Short Courses – General Construction in the same Contract Term;
Funded by an Authority or such other source for delivery of the same Training being undertaken as part of this Program;
Those Participants seeking a Verification of Competency (or Determination of Competency) services under this Agreement.

What level of subsidy is available?
Student contribution fee and CSQ funded portion can be found on the eligibility and enrolment form.

Where can you see more?
See the website here.
Download the enrolment form here.

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JETCO Funding
What is this scheme?
If you are a member of CIRT (Contracting Industry Redundancy Trust) and you/your employer contribute to the JETCO levy, you are entitled to a scale of subsidies for approved industry based training to assist with training costs.

What level of subsidy is available?
Applicants are eligible for up to $1,800.00 worth of JETCO funding per financial year.

Are you eligible?
Student must be a member of CIRT
Employer must contribute to the JETCO levy

How do you find out if your employer makes contributions to the JETCO levy?
CIRT applies on major building projects on which a site allowance is applicable (E.g. EBA’s, AWA’s Site agreements etc.) To find out if your employer has been making contributions towards CIRT/ JETCO for you please call JETCO directly on 1300 200 123 or click here for more information .

What courses are linked to this funding?
UEE40411 Certificate IV in Electrical – Instrumentation
Hazardous Areas (EEHA)
Hazardous Areas Refresher (EEHA Refresher)
High Voltage Switching Operations

Where can you see more?
See the website here.
Download the enrolment form here.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits in receiving funding?
You’ll receive lower course costs, and you may be able to do the course sooner.

Is the application process lengthy?
As long as you complete the documentation fully and send all required evidence, it may be processed within 1 business day.

There are some courses/units of competency that are available under multiple schemes, which one do I go with?
This is dependant on you. You may be able to apply for both at the same time, depending on your eligibility and suits your circumstances.

How do I apply?
Fill in the appropriate enrolment form.
Send that back with with all the required documentation.
You must apply before you enrol.

Can I enrol, and then apply
No, you must apply first before enrolling.

I own my own company, am I eligible?
You may be eligible for CSQ Funding under the Civil and General Construction.

I’m not employed, am I still eligible?
You may be, given that you have previously worked in the industry.

I haven’t worked in the industry for a few years, am I still eligible?
If you have been unemployed for not greater than 4 years, you may be eligible.
If you have been working in another industry, you may be eligible for HLS but not CSQ.

I’m currently receiving funding for another course, can I still receive this funding?
With CSQ, you may eligible for up to 5 funding schemes but no more.
With HLS, you can only receive one funding scheme from this body.
You may apply for other funding schemes following receiving some from HLS, but just not HLS again.

I’ve had funding before, can I still receive this funding?
With CSQ General Construction, you may eligible for up to 8 funding schemes but no more.
With CSQ General Construction, you may eligible for up to 5 funding schemes but no more.
With CSQ Apprentice, you may eligible for several funding schemes.
With HLS, you can only receive one funding scheme from this body.
You may apply for other funding schemes following receiving some from HLS, but just not HLS again.
With JETCO, you may eligible for several funding schemes.

I’m a FIFO and a Queensland Resident but I work more out of country, can I still receive this funding?
You may, as long as you can provide proof of your Queensland residential address.

My work is paying for it, can they get funding?
You may through JETCO, and there is a separate enrolment form which you can see here.
You may through HLS, as the employer can may the fees on behalf of the student.

In CSQ, what qualifies ‘building and construction industry’?
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).

You can also check out the CSQ website for further details.

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If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to call us at 1300 761 366 or email us at training@voltedge.com.au.