Useful links and phone numbers


There are a number of organisations that support career seekers, current workers and employers in the building and construction industry.

For more information about these organisations and how they can help you, please contact them directly.

Career help

Skills Gateway http://www.skillsgateway.training.qld.gov.au/
The new Skills Gateway website provides access to information on VET courses, training providers, government funding and career pathways.

Construct My Career www.constructmycareer.com.au
Was developed by CPSIC and may be helpful in providing general information on careers in the building and construction industry.

My Future http://www.myfuture.edu.au/
Provides information and advice on finding the perfect career.

Careers in a Glass http://www.careersinglass.com.au/
Careers in a Glass is designed to provide an interactive way to find more about potential careers in the glass and glazing industry.
Phone: 1800 030 405

SkillsOne TV http://www.skillsone.com.au/
SkillsOne works with Industry, Educators, Government and TAFE to engage and promote the extensive career opportunities and pathways in traditional trades and emerging skills area.
Phone: (02) 8080 0111

Information on courses and qualifications not funded by CSQ: 

My Skills: https://www.myskills.gov.au/
TAFE Queensland: http://tafeqld.edu.au/
Training.gov: http://training.gov.au/

Complaints about RTOs that are NOT contracted to CSQ: 

Australian Skills Quality Authority:  http://www.asqa.gov.au/

Wage enquires:

Fair Work: www.fairwork.gov.au/pay

Funding for Building & Construction Workers who have been made redundant:

BERT: http://www.bert.com.au/
CIRT: http://www.cirt.com.au/

State Government Funding:

DETE funded programs: http://www.training.qld.gov.au/training-organisations/funded-programs/index.html

Starting a business:

Business and Industry portal: https://www.business.qld.gov.au/business

Overseas Qualifications Assessment:

Overseas qualification recognition: http://www.training.qld.gov.au/training-careers/overseas-qualification-recognition.html
Trades Recognition Australia: http://www.tradesrecognitionaustralia.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

Job search

CareerOne http://www.careerone.com.au/
This is a job search website and will help you find jobs in your area.

Seek http://www.seek.com.au/
This is a job search website and will help you find jobs in your area.

Australian Job Search http://www.jobsearch.gov.au/
The Australian Job Search is funded by the Australian Government as a free service to help job seekers find jobs and employers find staff.
Phone: 13 62 68

Apprenticeship help

Trade Apprentices (out of trade register) http://www.tradeapprentices.com.au/
Is a Queensland Government website and has an out of trade register which out of trade apprentices or trainees can sign up on to connect with employers.

myApprenticeship http://apprenticeshipsinfo.qld.gov.au/apprentices/my-apprenticeship.html
The myApprenticeship website provides apprentices and trainees with a self-service online tool that allows them to manage and view their information, such as updating personal info, view training results and monitoring their progress and applying for travel and accommodation subsidies.

Australian Apprenticeships http://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/
Australian Apprenticeships Centres are contracted by the Australian Government to provide one-stop shops for those seeking to hire Australian Apprentices or to take up an Australian Apprenticeship as a career path.
Phone: 13 38 73

Apprenticeships Info http://apprenticeshipsinfo.qld.gov.au/
Oversees all registered Apprenticeships and Traineeships in Queensland.
Phone: 1800 210 210

Other support services

Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) http://www.qbcc.qld.gov.au
The objects of the QBCC are to:
  • Regulate the building industry
  • Ensure the maintenance of proper standards in the industry
  • Achieve a reasonable balance between the interests of building contractors and consumers
  • Provide remedies for defective building work
  • Provide for the efficient resolution of building disputes
  • Provide support, education and advice for homeowners and those undertaking building work
Phone: 1300 272 272

NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction) http://www.nawic.com.au/app/
Support for Women in the construction industry.

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland http://www.deir.qld.gov.au/workplace
Issues certain high risk licences within the Queensland Building and Construction Industry and provides information and safety laws.
Phone: 1300 369 915

Fair Work http://www.fairwork.gov.au
The Fair Work Ombudsman manages and provides the information for this website - your gateway to information and advice about Australia's workplace rights and rules. Whether you're an employee, employer or contractor with a question about workplace rights and responsibilities, you'll find the information you need here.
Phone: 13 13 94

Electrical Safety Office http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/fair-and-safe-work/electrical-safety
Provides information on electrical licences and the current laws within the Industry.
Phone: 1300 650 662

Energy Skills Queensland http://www.energyskillsqld.com.au/
Energy Skills Queensland is the Industry Skills Body leading energy industry and government engagement on education and training, skills development and labour market issues.

Mates in Construction http://www.matesinconstruction.com.au/
Is a community development organisation aimed at reducing suicide and improving mental health and wellbeing.
Phone: 1300 642 111

Construction & Property Services Industry Skills Council (CPSISC) www.cpsisc.com.au
CPSISC represents the workforce training and skills development needs of the construction and property services industries.
Phone: (02) 6253 0002

Skills DMC http://www.skillsdmc.com.au/
SkillsDMC is the Industry and Australian Government recognised advisory body providing consultancy services and advocacy to Industry and governments on the skills and workforce development needs of the Resources and Infrastructure Industry. 
Phone: (02) 9324 8600


This information is correct as at: 12/13/2017. Please visit the website to view the most up-to-date information.

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