TPAS: Building & Construction Industry Training Policy

About TPAS

The Queensland Government Building and Construction Training Policy (Training Policy or TPAS) supports employment opportunities and skills development in Queensland's building and civil construction industry. The Training Policy also focuses on increasing the economic independence for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.

The Training Policy has a core requirement that the calculated deemed labour hours on eligible projects be undertaken by apprentices and/or trainees and through other workforce training.

Download the Training Policy fact sheet (PDF, 245KB)

TPAS User Manuals
1. Principal Contractor User Guide
2. Government Agency User Guide

Who does the Training Policy apply to? 

The Training Policy applies to Principal Contractors engaged by the Queensland Government for building projects with a contract sum of $500,000 or greater (including GST) and civil construction projects with a contract sum of $3 million or greater (including GST).

Eligible projects include:
  • projects throughout Queensland, including projects in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • projects that are selected as Indigenous projects by Queensland Government agencies
  • public private partnerships.
From 1 July 2015, all building and/or civil construction projects with a contract sum above $20 million (including GST) tendered by Government Owned Corporations (GOCs) will also be eligible projects.

How to comply using the Training Policy Administration System (TPAS)

  1. The Queensland Government procurement agency will register your project with Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) on TPAS.
  2. Contractors will confirm Compliance Plan details on TPAS within 10 working days of the date of acceptance of the tender.
  3. Contactors will ensure there are sufficient ‘new entrant’ apprentices and trainees employed during the project and ‘other workforce training’ is offered to existing workers throughout the project.
  4. Eligible apprentices, trainees, cadets, Indigenous workers or existing workers can be employed directly by the principal contractor, subcontractor, or be accessed through a group scheme.
  5. Contractors will ensure compliance activity is recorded throughout the project.
  6. Contractors will provide CSQ with a completed Practical Completion Report on TPAS within 15 days of the date of practical completion.

Next Steps

  1. Contact us to establish log in access to the TPAS website
  2. Access your project on the TPAS website
  3. Commence compliance activity reporting after Compliance Plan is submitted.

For further information about the Training Policy

For more information please visit the Queensland Government Building and Construction Training Policy website.

This information is correct as at: 12/15/2018. Please visit the website to view the most up-to-date information.