Training to Skill,
Up-Skill and Re-Skill
Training with your Union
The Plumbing and Pipe Trades Employees Union aims to connect Members with relevant courses and RTOs, with access to subsidised training and a state of the art training centre.
Supporting industry development and ongoing career growth for members, make sure to contact us to see what we can do for you.
Workforce Development and Training Coordination – Working in Partnership with CSQ
The Plumbers Union QLD has partnered with CSQ to provide insight to our industry through the Industry Skills Coordination Program, we target the following areas and work with key industry bodies to ensure that we can be one step ahead of workforce demands and provide a skilled workforce:
guiding localised and sectoral workforce planning, development and training strategies
identifying trends in skilling and workforce planning
reviewing the future skills needs of the existing workforce
coordinating and promoting workforce training programs for the industry
identifying and promoting strategies to improve the uptake, retention and completion of apprentices and trainees, including improving mentoring practices and models
identifying and promoting best practice to facilitate improvements in attraction, retention, safety, productivity and innovation.
The Plumbers Union is here to help their members achieved their career goals, we provide training services inhouse that allow for customised consultation with employers, workers and other bodies to ensure the best outcome is achieved. Contact our office today to speak to our friendly staff about how to get the qualifications, skills and funding for the training you need to build your career.
Keep your skills up to date and stay in demand. Are you an existing worker in the building and construction industry looking to learn new and important skills that will help you to further your career in construction or re-enter the industry? Our Short Courses program could be right for you.
CSQ's subsidised training assists in building the workforce capacity of the building and construction industry through targeted skills investment. CSQ programs provide funding to eligible RTOs to deliver building and construction qualifications and short courses to new entrants, existing workers and those who are currently under-employed or out of work in the building and construction industry.
Apprentices and trainees can get *free career boosting training from 1 October. The Apprentice Advance+ program offers *free additional training to eligible apprentices and trainees to boost their skills and career prospects.
Find out if you are eligible for the AA+ subsidy: CLICK HERE
This targeted support will help apprentices and trainees to:
gain licenses essential to their future work that fall outside of their apprenticeship or traineeship training
be competitive in the market by broadening their skill set
transition from apprentice to tradesperson, licensee and business owner.
* Free means that CSQ will cover the full cost of training (as set by CSQ) so that eligible participants do not pay training fees. NB. participants may incur related costs to undertake training such as uniforms and equipment, travel and /or accommodation costs to attend training, text books and other study materials, and parking or transport costs (to attend training).
BERT Training Fund (BTF) Worker Grants
BERT Training Fund (BTF) assists in the training of workers in the building and construction industry who are members of the Building Employees Redundancy Trust (BERT). Through skills training, workers can increase their skills, knowledge and expertise. This leads to better employment options, higher wages and a more productive industry. BTF will provide assistance in both the trade and non-trade occupations and in the building, civil and engineering construction sectors of the industry. The applicant may either be employed or unemployed.
The Plumbers Union QLD and BTF work in partnership to ensure that members are provided quality training and funding where eligible. We aim to ensure that members that are eligible for BTF Worker Grants are assisted through the Training Coordination program with all paperwork required and is hassle-free for our members. To apply for a Worker Grant contact our office and download the form here to have filled out and sent through to firstname.lastname@example.org.