Support your training with industry funding

Boost your skills with support from construction industry funding and Government-subsidised training programs. We support course funding programs that make training affordable for everyone.

Funding Options Available

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Short Courses Funding OCT 22 – SEP 24

Construction Skills Queensland is an independent, not-for-profit, industry-funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices, trainees and career seekers in the building and construction industry. CSQ provides funding to reduce the financial obstacle to training, making upskilling an affordable option for many more individuals in the construction industry.

Student must meet CSQ eligibility criteria to receive CSQ funding. Eligible civil & construction workers are entitled to a total of 8 subsidised units of competency in total (including a maximum 3 High Risk Work Licences and maximum 3 RII Mobile Plant Units only between 1 October 2022 – 30 September 2024) under CSQ funding. Call our customer service team to check your eligibility. Access to funding is subject to CSQ funding availability.

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Queensland Government Skills Assure

Skills Assure supports the delivery of the Queensland Government’s core vocational education and training (VET) funding programs, and is intended to provide prospective students and employers with confidence that training providers possess the capability to deliver positive training experiences and quality training outcomes.

Skills Assure provides the flexibility for prospective students, apprentices, trainees and their employers to select a preferred training provider (registered  RTO) from a list of Skills Assure suppliers (SAS) for the delivery of accredited training to meet their specific needs. As a Skills Assure Provider, Kallibr Training offers courses through the following funded programs:

  • User Choice – provides public funding for the delivery of accredited, entry level training to apprentices and trainees.

User Choice – Apprenticeships & Traineeships

User Choice program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees.

The program works in conjunction with the Commonwealth Australian Apprenticeships System, under which apprentices and trainees (also known in some jurisdictions as “Australian Apprentices”) enter into legally binding training contracts with their employers and receive structured training to achieve a nationally recognised qualification.

Student Contribution Fees

Apprentices/Trainees funded under the User Choice program are required to contribute to the cost of their training through a contribution fee. Student contribution fees under the User Choice program are set at $1.60 per nominal hour for each unit of competency.

Student Contribution Fees will be discussed prior to enrolment and are payable upon commencement of each unit of competency. This fee may be paid on your behalf by an employer or another third party.

Partial and Full Exemptions

Partial Contribution Fees of 40% will be charged where the apprentice/trainee falls into one or more of the following exemptions:

  • Apprentice/Trainee was or will be under 17 years of age at the ensure of February in the year in which training commenced and has not completed year 12
  • Apprentice/Trainee holds a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, or is the partner or dependent of a person who holds a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card (named on that card)
  • Identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

Full Exemption of student contribution fees applies when:

  • A school-based apprentice or trainee
  • Year 12 graduate – Apprentice/Trainee commences a high priority qualification within 12 months of completing year 12
  • Free apprenticeships for under 21s – commenced high priority qualification
  • Free apprenticeships for under 25s – commenced high priority qualification
  • Apprentice/Trainee under extreme financial hardship


Kallibr Training’s Fee, Cancellation and Refund Policy is available for download. For User Choice, once training has commenced and cancels/withdraws after participation in training has occurred, an adjusted amount will be refunded based on the nominal hours expired at the time of cancellation. The amount of the refund will be based on the total amount of nominal hours of training already undertaken to those hours remaining – amount refundable will be advised.

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Kallibr Training is on a panel of providers to deliver subsidised training to eligible students.

Under Jobs and Skills WA, the State Government subsidises eligible existing workers to undertake training in priority courses.

What are the benefits to the business?

  • A better trained and skilled employee
  • A flexible and structured training program to meet the needs of the participant and the employer
  • A nationally recognised qualification
  • Reducing the impact of current and future skill shortages

Courses Offered:

  • RII30920 Cert III in Civil Construction (General)
  • RII30820 Cert III in Civil Construction Plant Operations
  • RII40720 Cert IV in Civil Construction

Course Fees:

These are determined by the course and subjects chosen based on the number of hours in each chosen subject:

  • Certificate II to IV $3.25 per hour.  Concession fees apply for participants eligible for a concession.

BERT Training Fund

The BERT Training Fund (BTF) is an initiative that provides members of the Building Employees Redundancy Trust (BERT) with funding and assistance to improve their skills.

The fund which was previously known as the Queensland Construction Training Fund (QCTF) was established in 1991 to enable the industry to take responsibility for the funding of its training needs.

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