About the Trade Start program
Are you interested in working in the Queensland building and construction industry? Trade Start has been designed to give you a better understanding of the industry and the work that’s involved so that you can make an informed decision about your future.
Trade Start aims to help you to find a trade you like. It provides you with job-ready skills through an entry-level qualification, life skills training, workplace experience and green building skills and can link you with employers for real work opportunities.
Trade Start is suited to people with no previous building or construction experience, including school leavers or those working in a different occupation or industry.
The Trade Start program can take approximately 16 weeks to complete based on 38 hours of training per week.
Who is eligible to participate and what qualifications might I be able to achieve?
Use our Course Selector Tool to:
1. Find what courses are available under
Trade Start General Construction or
Trade Start Civil Construction
2. Select the course you are interested in
3. Check the eligibility criteria and maximum funding contribution for the program
4. Find contact details for RTOs delivering the course you are interested in, in the right location for you
How does funding work?
CSQ provides funding to contracted RTOs to deliver Trade Start to eligible participants. This is to cover the full cost of services provided to participants, and therefore participants will not be charged for services and/or materials by the RTO. Your RTO will assess your eligibility for funding.
If you believe you meet the eligibility criteria for this program contact a contracted RTO delivering this program.
You'll need to get in quickly as places may be limited. Our funding period commences annually in October.