Funding information - Queensland

PPTEU Members

Members of the Plumbing and Pipe Trades Employees Union (PPTEU) in Queensland are eligible for fully funded training with CEPUTEC. 

Members must be an up-to-date financial member for at least 12 months to be eligible.

Funded training for Members is provided due to the Training Levy that is mandated in your Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA).

For further information, contact the PPTEU or CEPUTEC admin teams.

Construction Skills Queensland Members

Construction Skills Queensland is an independent, not-for-profit, industry-funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices, trainees and career seekers in the building and construction industry.

CSQ provides funding to reduce the financial obstacle to training, making upskilling an affordable option for many more individuals in the construction industry.

CSQ-funded training is delivered by a range of selected registered training organisations (RTOs) across Queensland.

CSQ contributes towards the cost of courses to reduce the cost to participants. CSQ funding is paid directly to the contracted RTO, generally between 75% and 100% of course costs.

For more information about eligibility and courses visit

Industry Assocation Members

Members of industry associations, the Master Plumbers Association of Queensland (MPAQ), the National Fire Industry Association (NFIA) and the Air-conditioning and Mechanical Contractors Association (AMCA) are eligible for subsidised training with CEPUTEC.

Members must be current financial members.

For further information, contact the CEPUTEC admin team.

Building Employees Redundancy Trust Members

The Building Employees Redundancy Trust (BERT) provides redundancy payments and benefits including training grants to employees in Queensland. BERT Training Fund (BTF) is a joint union and Employer initiative which provides BERT members with funding and assistance to improve their skills.

Any person who is a member of BERT and meets the following BERT Training Fund eligibility criteria can apply for a training subsidy for construction related training courses.

For more information about BERT visit

What is a Unique Student Identifier (USI)?

If you study any Nationally Recognised Training in Australia, you are required to have a USI. Your USI links to an online account that contains all your training records and results (transcripts) that you have completed since 2015.

When applying for a job or enrolling in further study, you will often need to provide your training records and results (transcript). The benefit of the USI is the ability to provide learners with easy access to their training records at any time.

You can access your USI account online from your computer, tablet or smart phone.

If you do not already have a USI, go to on a computer or mobile device.

Note: A USI must be supplied to CEPUTEC during enrolment so that a Nationally Recognised Qualification or Statement of Attainment can be issued to you.

For further information, please see the video under Learner Resources.