Bricklaying and stonemasonry

Learn how to cut, shape, and work with marble, granite, clay, concrete, and masonry. Use computer numerical control (CNC) machinery and other stonemasonry tools to create walls, partitions, bench tops, fireplaces, arches, steps, stairs, and other constructions.

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Career outcomes
  • Blocklayer
  • Bricklayer
  • Construction mason
  • Stonemason

Building design

Help shape the future of Australia's infrastructure with a career in civil engineering. Or develop skills in computer-aided design to produce drawings and models for residential and small-scale commercial projects as a building designer.

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Career outcomes
  • Building designer
  • Design drafter
  • Draftsperson
  • Engineering surveyor
  • Site supervisor

Carpentry and joinery

Our woodworking courses cover a number of trades including carpentry, furniture making, joinery, and shopfitting. Learn how to construct frames for walls and ceilings, make timber joints, assemble furniture components, or construct and install shopfronts.

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Career outcomes
  • Carpenter
  • Furnishing worker
  • Joiner
  • Shopfitter

Civil construction

We offer civil construction courses with specialisations in pipe laying, plant operations, and road construction and maintenance. Gain fundamental civil construction skills in manual excavation, concreting, and trench work or learn how to manage civil works.

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Career outcomes
  • Civil construction supervisor
  • Pipe layer
  • Plant operator
  • Road construction worker

Building and construction

Learn hands-on with one of our generalist building and construction courses or choose to specialise in waterproofing or estimating. We also offer advanced courses that will allow you to supervise on-site construction and apply for your builders licence in Queensland.

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Career outcomes
  • Builder
  • Construction manager
  • Estimator
  • Site supervisor
  • Waterproofer


Our comprehensive flooring courses will open up a range of career opportunities with specialisations available in composite carpet, timber install, timber sand and coat, composite timber, resilient, and concrete polishing.

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Career outcomes
  • Carpet layer
  • Floor finisher
  • Floor installer
  • Timber floor finisher

Painting and decorating

Open up career opportunities in both commercial and residential settings as a qualified painter and decorator. Learn how to prepare surfaces, match paint colours, and apply paint, wallpaper and other coatings to decorate interior and exterior surfaces.

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Career outcomes
  • Painter and decorator
  • Painting trades worker

Plastering and tiling

We offer a range of plastering and tiling courses with specialisations available in wall and ceiling lining, roof tiling, and wall and floor tiling. Learn how to install and finish plasterboard, apply plaster, lay wall and floor tiles, or install roof tiles.

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Career outcomes
  • Fibrous plasterer
  • Renderer
  • Roof tiler
  • Solid plasterer
  • Wall and floor tiler


Our plumbing courses cover a number of specialisations including roof plumbing, gasfitting, drainage, and hydraulic services design. You can also choose to complete a number of industry licences in drainage, gas work and plumbing.

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Career outcomes
  • Drainer
  • Gas fitter
  • Hydraulic design consultant
  • Plumber
  • Roof plumber
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News and events

CSQ construction skills queensland funding higher level skills

Advance your technical skills

Given that major building and construction project activity has risen from the 2016-17 slump, one of our biggest challenges is ensuring our workforce has the right skills to meet new demand.

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Darling Downs and South West

Construction students give big woofs

TAFE Queensland construction students are putting their hard work and skills to good use, with dog kennels they built as part of their training being donated to the RSPCA in Toowoomba.

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CSQ construction skills queensland short courses funding

Short courses for the construction industry

Upskill, re-skill, or learn new skills with these sub-skills — all thanks to Construction Skills Queensland and TAFE Queensland’s Short Courses Program.

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