About the CSIF funding


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Queensland Surveying and Spatial Skilled Workforce Development Initiative

Would you like 90% of your staff training costs to be paid for by the Federal Government?*
The opportunity
The Queensland Surveying and Spatial Skilled Workforce Development Initiative has taken steps to address the current skills shortage across our industry. As an employer of Surveyors and/or Geospatial Officers we need your help. 

The Australian Government has announced The Critical Skills Investment Fund (CSIF), and has $200.2m to fund skills development over four years. From July 2011 $50m will be available to successful applicants. Expressions of Interests (EOI) have just been called and will close on 8 April 2011. To view further details of the CSIF click here.

*The Benefit
For organisations with fewer than 100 employees, the Australian Government will contribute 90% of the cost with participating employers paying only 10%. For organisations with over 100 employees, contributions are arranged on a sliding scale with employer contribution increasing.

The Response - Queensland Surveying and Spatial Industry is booming!
The Workforce Development Initiative is fostering a consortium to bid for these funds. The focus of funding is to upskill existing workers, particularly:

  • Existing technicians/employees in Surveying and Spatial
  • Those who have some skills but not all those required by the employer and need upskilling
  • Those in areas of key demand, including; mining, construction, land/property surveying and local government
  • Those in regional areas
How you can help
This is a key opportunity, if you have existing or intended staff who would benefit from any of the following, we encourage you to help us:

  • Upskilling
  • Skills refreshment
  • Focused training
There is a regional dimension associated with this initiative, so regional areas of Queensland carry additional weight.

Get involved
In order to assist with the compilation of the bid, please complete this short survey (the information is mandatory for the submission - no pain, no gain!)
Now is the time to act!   Opportunities like this rarely come to the Surveying and Spatial Industry. 

Please complete the survey by 31 March 2011
Registering your interest costs nothing and involves no commitment.
More Bulletins will be issued shortly giving more details and seeking more information – Watch your email!
Please forward this to others who may be interested. If you have any questions, or are unsure about completing the survey please give Tamsin a call at the SSSI Office; 07 3217 2566.

If you would like to download this information as a PDF click here!

Click here for further information on the Skilled Workforce Development Initiative and upcoming events you can be involved in

Click here to view more infomation on the Critical Skills Investment Fund.


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