Eligibility: HQCP

Axxis IQ (Axxis Industry Qualifications) is proud to work in conjunction with Construction Skills Queensland in the provision of heavily subsidised qualifications. Eligibility requirements apply. 

Eligibility rules can be quite confusing and most find it productive to contact Axxis IQ on 07 3142 0610 to discuss their personal situation.

For the purposes of eligibility under the CSQ Program Agreement, ALL participants MUST meet the following criteria:

Eligibility: Higher Qualifications Civil Program

Eligible participants must provide evidence they are existing workers or unemployed (for less than 4-years) workers in the Construction Industry, who work the majority of their time in one or more of the following:


Employees and Self-employed workers, substantially engaged, in the Queensland residential building and construction industry doing:

·         renovations and extensions of residential and commercial buildings

·         installation services for interiors of residential and commercial buildings in associated trades; electrical, plumbing, flooring etc.

Employed and Self-employed in the Queensland civil construction industry doing:

·       land development and site preparation for the purpose of construction

·       works on a CSQ designated Major Project – construction of infrastructure 


Working on a CSQ designated Major Project and nominated for training by the authorised representative.

Unemployed workers (not greater than 4 years) who would otherwise meet the requirements as above.

In the requirements that follow, the right to work in Australia means holding one or more of the following:

  1.    A current green Medicare Card (or providing a current MyGov Medicare snapshot)
  2.    An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate or extract (not a commemorative certificate)
  3.    A valid Visa with relevant permission to work (this does not includes international student visas)
  4.    An Australian or New Zealand Passport (up to 6-months after expiry)
  5.    An Australian Citizenship Certificate
Eligible Participants MUST:

(a)   have the right to work in Australia and be an Eligible Worker or Unemployed Eligible Worker in Queensland and

(b) Eligible Apprentices and Trainees must be enrolled into the HQ program on or before 30/06/2024, and be completed by 30/04/2025, and should prioritise training progression under the training contract before undertaking any further subsidised training and must be at least 50% through this training to be eligible for enrolment into the HQ program, and

(Note: for this program, an Eligible Worker may include relevant administration staff, employed in a Building and Construction business where there is a clear career path to undertake this training and remain in the Building and Construction industry.  A Building and Construction business is a business undertaking building and construction work as detailed under ‘who is eligible’.)

  1. be currently enrolled and participating in a school program (excludes school-based apprentices/trainees registered in Queensland and undertaking an approved CSQ apprenticeship/traineeship and Skilling Queenslanders For Work Trainees)
  2. be currently enrolled and participating in another CSQ Higher Qualifications or SAGT Program in same contract term of 01/10/2022 – 14/05/2025.  The total number of HQ that I can enrol in between this term is one (1).
  3. not be signed into a traineeship for the same qualification either prior to, or during the contract term, with the exception of the Certificate IV in Civil Construction (Supervision).
  4. not be a contracted trainer and assessor or an existing worker with a Registered Training Organisation.
  5. not already funded by an Authority (or other such source) for the delivery of the same training:   which includes ‘fee-Free TAFE’ and Federal, State and Local Government funding.
  6. not be seeking a Determination or Verification of Competency.
  7. not a Consultant
  8. not a Supply Chain Worker
  9. not a Council Worker or if I am, must be engaged in Building and Construction work outlined above
  10. not an International Student

Workers employed by the following government entities or corporation are NOT eligible for CSQ programs.

State or Government Departments (excluding local councils)

Government owned Corporations including but not limited to:

  • CS Energy Ltd CleanCo Queensland Powerlink Queensland
  • Energy Queensland – Ergon; Energex
  • Far North Queensland Ports Corporation Ltd (Ports North)
  • Gladstone Ports Corporation Ltd
  • North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation Ltd Port of Townsville Ltd
  • Stanwell Corporation Ltd QIC Ltd

Statutory bodied including but not limited to:

Queensland Rail;
Seqwater; Urban Utilites; Unity Water
Jobs Queensland.

Commonwealth Government Departments and agencies including but not limited to: 

  • Australian Army
  • Royal Australian Air Force; Royal Australian Navy

Commonwealth Companies (including but not limited to)

  • Australian Naval Infrastructure Pty Ltd;
  • Australian Rail Track Corporation Ltd;
  • NBN Co Ltd;
  • Australian Universities;
  • Mt Isa Mines

Corporate Commonwealth Entities (including but not limited to)

  • Australia Post
  • Defence Housing Australia

Call us today on 07 3142 0610 to speak with an Axxis Training Consultant


Axxis IQ acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands upon which we work and pays respect to elders past, present and emerging.

Axxis Project Training Pty. Ltd. 

Accredited Provider No. 41392   

Office Hours: (07) 3142 0610

After Hours: 0421 072 276

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