Civil Safety Student Access Portal

Important information for candidates wishing to enrol in a course, and for our continuing students.

USI Transcript FAQs

The USI Office has some helpful student resources explaining what they can expect to see on their USI Transcript. Please take the time to visit these resources by clicking the 'USI Transcript FAQs' link above


Before making a decision to enrol in a course at Civil Safety, candidates must download and read the Student Handbook in full. It contains important information, policies and procedures about your required obligations during your time of study with Civil Safety.

Congratulations Team Gungu

We are so proud of Team Gungu. The girls participated in the the Sharon Finnan Cup in Cairns last weekend and successfully won the two divisions they played in. You Girls Rock!!!

Qualifications, Courses and licences

If you need help deciding on a study pathway that will help you achieve your career goals please drop us a line using the contact form below


Civil Safety has High Risk Training Facilities throughout Queensland and NT. We also provide training at your workplace or business.


Head Office

Tel: 07 3804 7723



Tel: 07 4941 8330



Tel: 07 4069 9056


Northern Territory

Tel: 08 8932 3434


North Queensland

Tel: 07 4408 8015


Far North Queensland

Tel: 0434 706 741

Civil Safety - In Partnership with the Community

Training facilities throughout regional Queensland (Yatala, Moranbah, Mackay, Townsville, Weipa) and NT (Darwin)

Putting People First

Civil Safety has a well-earned reputation for building partnerships with the communities in which we provide training. Where many RTOs are opting for remote training delivery from the big cities using the internet, we invest heavily in bricks and mortar assets as well as employing locals to run the business. We also buy local to ensure that local businesses benefit directly from the activities of Civil Safety. By valuing our employees and suppliers means being an employer of choice to our stakeholders. We have a reputation for best practice in recruiting, training and retaining the best staff. Only by attracting and keeping good people – and being acknowledged as a company where they can do their best work – will we be able to achieve our objectives and meet the expectations of our customers and stakeholders in the communities that we serve.

CEO Contact Info

  •   07 3804 7723
  •   52 Commerce Circuit, Yatala QLD 4207


Committed to helping our students succeed.

Mission Statement

Civil Safety mission statement is twofold: First, it is our objective to offer the best training and education programs possible. Our aim is to develop an organisation of quality and integrity that offers our students nationally and internationally endorsed qualifications in a flexible learning environment. Our goal is to maintain a high level of excellence where all work is for the good of the program. We aspire to develop new and innovative ways to train and engage our students. We seek to develop skills which enable students to participate and intergrate sucessfully, and to enable enterprises to be competitive, sustainable and successful in the market place. Second, we aspire to establish Civil Safety as a national training and education organisation that intergrates with industry in a holistic and life-of-project way. We desire to be considered as a national training supply leader in the civil, mining and resources sectors. Our objective is to be at the cutting edge of the industries that we serve by continually developing new and innovative ways to ensure qualitive training and assessment products. We intend to be known for delivering quality courses and services. Our sights are set on being innovators, not the imitators.

Robert Kerridge


The Difference is our People

Civil Safety employs forty full-time professional staff across its five regional training facilities. We also employ many other training contractors who have the unique skills and experience required by our customers to ensure that their specialist training programs are both current and compliant. We have a dedicated compliance team who ensure that we maintain our regulatory obligations and compliance under the Australian Skills Quality Authority as a registered training organisation. The team is also responsible for organising and managing the many workshops, seminars, webinars and study pathways for our trainers to ensure that they are always current with workplace practices and innovations. We have invested heavily in our Student Engagement and Student Services teams. Our teams ensure that student needs are addressed in a timely and friendly manner. We credit our high student completion rates as being a direct result of, not only our trainer engagement, but also to our pro-active student support teams. Our training staff are sourced from the best in the industry. Our trainers have a passion for what they teach and a commitment to train students to be their best. We supply our students with the best resources (including cutting-edge simulators) to ensure that their training is meaningful and practical.

Nola Kerridge

HR Manager

Intuitive Learning

Civil Safety employs a team of full-time resource designers, developers, writers and I.T. learning specialists to produce original learning materials as well as innovative learning delivery platform technologies. Learning resources include comprehensive learner guides, PowerPoint presentations and additional 'how to' guides which simplify complex language structures usually found in documents such as WHS Act 2011, ISO and AS, and regulatory codes. Our resources are developed using content experts throughout every phase of the production cycle. All resources are moderated and validated using industry consultants and content-specific industry specialists. Assessment instruments and assessment tools are mapped back to the industry benchmarks to ensure that they meet the mandatory rules of evidence and principles of assessment as required by the Australian Quality Skills Authority.

Terence Brown

Resources/Compliance Manager


Funding Streams


User Choice (Queensland)

What is the User Choice Program?

The User Choice 2017-20​ program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees. The User Choice 2017-20 program is an initiative of the Queensland Government and the Queensland Department of Education and Training.

The program is designed to provide employers and their apprentices and trainees with the ability to select their preferred registered training organisation (RTO) from a list of Queensland Government pre-qualified suppliers (PQS) for the delivery of the accredited training to meet their specific needs.

More information can be found at: or call 1800 210 210.

Are there any rules I should be aware of in relation to funding?

Apprentices and trainees can only receive one government contribution for a User Choice funded qualification at any single point in time i.e. a student cannot be funded to undertake two apprenticeships or traineeships at the same time.

In addition, apprentices and trainees, can only receive a maximum of two government funding contributions under the current User Choice program. A second qualification will only be funded if it has a higher priority ranking than the first qualification that has been completed.

There are also some other rules specifically related to funding for School based Apprentices and Trainees (SATs), so students and their parents/guardians should discuss their intentions with their school's vocational education and training coordinator prior to signing up as a SAT. For employers, individuals, parents and guardians, Australian Apprenticeship Centres (AACs) are another good source of information.

Employers and individuals should also note that each qualification has a priority ranking. This priority ranking indicates whether the qualification produces skills which are in shortage across the state.

There are also rules in respect to existing workers. Employers and individuals should note that existing workers, irrespective of whether they belong to a Priority Population Group, are only eligible for funding when undertaking Priority One qualifications.

Is there any other funding available for employers or apprentices and trainees?

There are a variety of incentives and loans available to employers, apprentices and trainees. These include incentives from the Queensland Government, Commonwealth Government and from industry bodies such as Construction Skills Queensland.

More information can be found at:


The User Choice 2017–20 Policy requires Civil Safety to collect GST exempt fees as the participant’s contribution to the cost. To meet this requirement Civil Safety must provide evidence it has charged and collected and applied any relevant exemptions.

The rate of student contribution fees is reviewed annually and any increase is often implemented from 1 January each year. Consequently, the Supplier must ensure the student contribution fee is calculated against the correct fee rate as at the commencement of training for each respective unit of competency.

The current rate for the 2018 calendar year is $1.60 per nominal hour (per unit).

Is there an employer contribution that I need to pay?

In addition to the student fees, there may be some cases where Civil Safety may seek additional charges from an employer for the apprenticeship or traineeship. Any additional charges must be negotiated up-front and disclosed to the employer prior to the enrolment of the apprentice/trainee.

Student Surveys

At Civil Safety we actively seek learner and client feedback on our courses and our trainers and assessors. We regularly undertake evaluations of all courses and activities to achieve continuous improvement.

These evaluations are completed at the end of a training program or traineeship. The feedback and information learners and clients provide will be used to improve future courses and teaching effectiveness.


Certificate 3 Guarantee (Queensland)

Download CPC30511 Certificate III in Dogging Fee Schedule

Download CPC30711 Certificate III in Rigging Fee Schedule

Download CPC30911 Certificate III in Scaffolding Fee Schedule

Download AHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations Fee Schedule

  What is the Certificate 3 Guarantee?

The Certificate 3 Guarantee is a key initiative under the Queensland Government's five-year training reform action plan, Great skills. Real opportunities. The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification. It also supports Queensland's Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing fee-free training in high priority qualifications.

What training is available?

The Certificate 3 Guarantee is targeted at certificate III qualifications because they are considered the entry-level qualification most often needed to gain employment in many industry sectors.

Does the individual need to contribute to the cost of training?

YES! Given the benefits that accrue to individuals from training, students undertaking certificate III training and non-concessional students undertaking lower level training, will be required to contribute to the costs of their training through a co-contribution fee. Civil Safety is able to set the cost of training.

What outcomes are expected?

RTOs are measured on successful training completions and whether training resulted in employment or career advancement.

Who is eligible for the training?

*Students must be Queensland residents aged 15 years or over who are no longer at school

*Australian or New Zealand citizen

*Prospective students must not have or be enrolled in a certificate III level or higher qualification (not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training).

Can students complete more than one certificate III level qualification through the certificate 3 Guarantee program?

NO to be eligible to receive the Certificate 3 Guarantee, students must not already hold, or be currently studying a certificate III or higher level qualification. This includes any equivalent certificate III or higher level training completed at university or through an apprenticeship or traineeship. It does not matter if you paid for this training or it was subsidised by the government.

How many times can the student access the funding?

Once! Students can only access the Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidy once, it is important that they choose the right course.

For further information please visit


Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ)

Do you work within the building & construction industry? Are you looking for Skills Assessment/Gap Training (SAGT) or to complete a short course (e.g. licence, ticket, etc.) Then you are at the right place.

Civil Safety has been selected by Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) as a preferred supplier of SAGT, Short Courses and Trade Start  for the following.

SAGT - Civil Construction (Far North QLD, North West QLD, Northern QLD)

RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations

RII30915 Certificate III in Civil Construction

SAGT – General Construction

CPC30711 - Certificate III in Rigging

SHORT COURSES GENERAL CONSTRUCTION – CSQ (Central, Far North, Gold Coast, Greater Brisbane, Mackay Whitsundays, North West, Northern, Sunshine Coast)  

CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights

CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging

CPCCLHS3001A Licence to operate a personnel and materials hoist

CPCCLRG3002A Licence to perform rigging intermediate level

CPCCLSF2001A Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level

CPCCLSF3001A Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding intermediate level

CPCCLSF4001A Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding advanced level

MSMWHS217 Gas test atmospheres

TLID3035 Operate a boom type elevating work platform

TLIF2080 Safely access the rail corridor

TLILIC0012 Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes & above)

TLILIC2005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

TLILIC3006 Licence to operate a non-slewing mobile crane (greater than 3 tonnes capacity)

TLILIC3008 Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 20 tonnes)

TLILIC4009 Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 60 tonnes)

TLILIC4010 Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (up to 100 tonnes)

TLILIC4011 Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane (over 100 tonnes)

WHSQHRSRNCB01 Workplace health and safety representative (WHSQ short course – non-accredited)

Trainees that are eligible for the funding are permitted to undertake up to 3 competencies during the current funding program.
SHORT COURSES CIVIL CONSTRUCTION– CSQ (Central, Far North, Mackay Whitsundays, North West, Northern Qld)
RIICOM301D Communicate information RIIHAN301D Operate elevating work platform RIIHAN309E Conduct telescopic material handler operations- RIIMPO317E Conduct roller operations RIIMPO318E Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations RIIMPO319D Conduct backhoe/loader operations RIIMPO320E Conduct civil construction excavator operations RIIMPO321E Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations RIIMPO323D Conduct civil construction dozer operations RIIMPO324E Conduct civil construction grader operations RIIMPO325D Conduct civil construction scraper operations RIIMPO326D Conduct civil construction water cart operations RIIMPO337D conduct articulated haul truck operations RIIMPO338D Conduct rigid haul truck operations RIIRIS301D Apply risk management processes RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights RIIWHS205D Control traffic with stop-slow bat RIIWHS302D Implement traffic management plan HIGHER LEVEL SKILLS (Central QLD, Far North QLD, Mackay Whitsundays, North West QLD, Northern QLD, Wide Bay) RII40715 Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision
 Trade Start - Civil Construction (Delivery Region - Far North Queensland)

 Rll20115 Certificate II in Resources and Infrastructure Work

Click to find out about the Trade Start program

Call 1300 CIVIL S to check your eligibility to participate and what qualifications or short courses you may be able to achieve?

Funding is available until it runs out so enquire now.

CSQ is an independent industry funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices and career seekers in the building and construction industry


BERT Training Fund

How Training Grants Work

1. Make sure that you are a BERT member.
2. Find out what course you would like to do and note the details. Make sure it's with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
3. Apply (here) for a grant online with BTF (BTF recommends you do this prior to undertaking the course) - allow 5 to 10 working days for approval.
4. Once your grant is approved in writing, pay and enrol in your chosen course and do the training.
5. When your training is complete send us:
A copy of the paid invoice from the RTO that delivered the training;
A copy of the training results (Statement of Attainment/Qualification or driving assessment report);
A copy of your Separation Certificate (if applicable); and
A copy of your bank statement clearly displaying the name of the bank, the account name and the BSB and account numbers.
Want to find out more?
Download the BERT Training Grants Fact Sheet (here) for further information on eligibility criteria and the type of courses we fund
It is a requirement for Civil Safety Pty Ltd to publish the most recent Australian Quality Training Framework audit report. View Civil Safety’s Audit Report (pdf) here

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