TPAS (Building & Construction Industry Training Policy)

Please be advised, effective 5 September 2019, CSQ no longer administers TPAS. For all TPAS enquiries please contact the Department of Employment, Small Businesses & Training (DESBT) at trainingpolicy@desbt.qld.gov.au.

Queensland Government Building and Construction Training Policy

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

Log in to Training Policy Administration System (TPAS).

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.

The Training Policy is owned and managed by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.

For more information please visit their website.

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
  • all building and/or civil construction projects with a contract sum above $20 million (including GST) tendered or undertaken by government owned corporations will also be eligible projects.

From 1 September 2017, all building and/or civil construction projects tendered or undertaken by Queensland Government agencies, statutory authorities and Government Owned Corporations with a contract sum of $100 million or greater (including GST) have a core requirement that a minimum of 15 percent of the total labour hours on eligible projects is to be undertaken by apprentices and/or trainees and through other workforce training.

Training Policy Administration System (TPAS)

DESBT administers contractor compliance data through the Training Policy Administration System (TPAS). This is an electronic reporting system for contractors to report their compliance with the Training Policy.

All Queensland Government agencies are responsible for managing, procuring and administering their building and construction projects and ensuring contractor compliance with the Training Policy, this includes submitting project information into TPAS for eligible projects once the contract has been awarded. Government agencies can also access TPAS for their own compliance monitoring and reporting purposes.

Contractors are required to submit the Compliance Plan and Practical Completion Report and record compliance activity in TPAS. Contractors will be informed of their compliance performance by the Government agency that procured the project, based on the data that they have entered into TPAS.

How to comply using the TPAS

  1. The Queensland Government procurement agency will register project information on TPAS.
  2. Contractors will confirm Compliance Plan details and submit 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 submit a completed Practical Completion Report on TPAS within 15 days of the date of practical completion.

Next Steps

  1. Contact DESBT to establish log in access to the TPAS website at trainingpolicy@desbt.qld.gov.au.
  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.