Tradies & Small Businesses Recognising Excellence

Never give up

Camelia Tarau is made of tough stuff and don’t anyone tell her what she can or can’t do. She taught…

6 June, 2019

Industry Tradies & Small Businesses

Are you waste levy ready?

From July, landfill operators (local councils and private businesses) with be charged a new Queensland Waste Levy for waste going…

3 June, 2019

Tradies & Small Businesses

One of the boys

Shane Lui is passionate about his Torres Strait roots and is putting that passion to work back on his home…

13 May, 2019

School Students & Career Seekers Tradies & Small Businesses

Dump truck driver to business owner: Bec’s story

Rebecca Dennien is passionate about encouraging girls and women into the building and construction industry and has personally experienced some…

24 April, 2019

School Students & Career Seekers Recognising Excellence

Gladstone technician ready to pack his bags

Gladstone maintenance technician Nathan Dunnett will be jetting overseas soon after receiving one of four Queensland Overseas Foundation (QOF) Awards.…

4 April, 2019

Industry School Students & Career Seekers

More work needed to attract women to construction jobs

The Australian construction industry is still waiting to join other industries celebrating increasing gender equality this week. Building and construction…

8 March, 2019


The five courses taking tradies to new heights in 2018

Skills to work safely at heights was the most popular subsidised training for Queensland tradies this year. The Safety at…

17 January, 2019


Training boost for Toni

Toni Thomsen is already a key member of the team at EN & AE Sinitsky Painting Solutions as the Brisbane…

15 January, 2019


Board appointment delivers gender parity

CSQ is celebrating gender parity on its board for this first time with the appointment of new Director Sue-Ann Fresneda.…

3 December, 2018

School Students & Career Seekers

Work experience student fast tracks into construction

It’s amazing how much can change in a week. For Year 12 Cairns student, Nick Doherty-Fisher, a week of work…

21 November, 2018

School Students & Career Seekers

Work experience paves the way for engineering path

Rochedale high school student Gabrielle Rochet road-tested the world of Civil Construction during her last school holidays to see if…

21 November, 2018

School Students & Career Seekers

Many young tradies outperforming uni grads

As Grade 12 students celebrate their first week as ‘school leavers’ and wait for their exam results, the 2018 CSQ Apprentice…

20 November, 2018