Frequently Asked Questions
At CTQ we specialise in turning skills into recognised qualifications with our tailor-made courses, taught by industry builders. Our motto is ‘Builders Educating Builders’.
We offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) as well as flexible payment options. CTQ provides individualised training that caters to the educational needs of the learner, with trainers who will support you and work with you to achieve your educational goals.
Where are you located?
Our Head Office is located on the NSW Central Coast, visible from the road at 3/190 The Entrance Road, Long Jetty.
Why do I need to be licensed?
To work as a builder or tradesperson in Australia you must have a licence. One step in the process of gaining your licence or registration is to complete training, which has been approved by the licensing body in your state. Give us a call us on 1300 270 539 or email us for more information about licensing options.
Why train with Construction Trade Qualifications (CTQ)?
We won’t fail you!
CTQ is an excellent and unique work environment because the business owners are the trainers. Each student, each certificate and each success story are a reflection of CTQ and the high-quality training we deliver. We are very proud and passionate builders that want to see you thrive in the industry! It’s not just about gaining a qualification to us – it’s about the education, the mentoring and the experience!
Does your RTO do Apprenticeship/Traineeships?
Yes, we are a registered Smart and Skilled provider and can offer funded Apprenticeship and Traineeship programs. Please click here for a full list of courses on offer, or call our admin staff on 1300 270 539.
Do I need previous building/trade experience?
Not at all! You can enter the Construction Industry via our Certificate II in Construction course.
How long is each course and how much does it cost?
All courses offered at CTQ vary in length. Please contact our admin staff on 1300 270 539 to discuss course options.
Construction Trade Qualifications (CTQ) offers a flexible payment plan through the Ezidebit system. This allows students to arrange flexible weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments to minimise the impact of course fees. Eligible students are also able to enrol in government-subsidised courses under Smart and Skilled. See our Government Funding page for more information on eligibility requirements.
What if I am worried about studying, being back in a classroom, doing homework and the possibility of failing the course?
It sure is, but let us reassure you that adult education is very different to school. Here at Construction Trade Qualifications (CTQ) we believe that a positive educational experience only exists when the training environment is flexible and accommodates each individual’s learners needs, fears and requirements. We will be there with you every step of the way; if you require support, extra time with the trainer or just some reassurance, we will be there! See our CTQ Care Commitment page for more information about the support we offer.
Can you help with employment opportunities?
We can link you with current students and other employers, however cannot guarantee employment at the end of course completion.