Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an independent industry-funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices and career seekers in the building and construction industry.
Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (Qld) (the Fund) is an income tax exempt charitable trust. BCITF (Qld) Ltd (the Company), an unlisted limited liability public company, is the corporate trustee. The Minister of the Queensland Department of Education and Training is the sole member of the Company and appoints the directors who are all industry representatives. Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is a trading name of the Company.
The Fund was established in November 1998 for the purpose defined in the Trust Deed and also shown in the objects of the Company’s constitution. The Fund receives its income in the form of a statutory training levy. The objective within the Trust Deed is to generally foster, promote, encourage, advance and assist in the acquisition and enhancement of the knowledge, skills, training and education of those persons employed in the Queensland building and construction industry.
The Fund 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 any Queensland construction project (except those performed by Federal, State or Local government employees) with a cost of $150,000 or more at a rate of 0.1% of the cost of the project.
In accordance with the Trust Deed, an Annual Training Plan (ATP) must be prepared and lodged with the Minister by 30 April each year. The ATP outlines how CSQ will invest the levy into services, programs and initiatives that directly support the growth and development of the skills base of the Queensland building and construction industry.
CSQ’s core programs focus on attracting, developing and retaining new entrants and existing workers to underpin the future prosperity of building and construction in Queensland. The core programs in the ATP are developed based on evidence-based information derived from a combination of emerging market conditions, industry consultation and learnings from program implementation. CSQ also supports strategic and innovative skilling solutions to respond to emerging issues in the Queensland building and construction industry.
Our Customer Support Centre can talk you through the support CSQ can offer - call them on 1800 798 488.