Useful websites - BUSSQ

Useful websites

Our partner websites and other useful websites you might need to access.

Websites of interest

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Australian Industry Trade College

At the Australian Industry Trade College (AITC), Year 11 and 12 students gain the skills and confidence to transition from school to a successful career in trade by completing their senior education and achieving a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) whilst beginning a school based apprenticeship in an industry. As a co-educational college, the AITC has over 600 apprenticeships and traineeships on offer. In the last 7 years, over 90% of AITC students have graduated with a fulltime apprenticeship. For more information on the College, please visit the website at www.aitc.qld.edu.au or contact the College at 5635 0400

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Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA)

APRA is the prudential regulator of banks, insurance companies and superannuation funds, credit unions, building societies and friendly societies.

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Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)

ASIC is one of three Commonwealth government bodies that regulate financial services and is the single national regulator of Australia's 1.1 million companies.

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Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

This page contains a range of useful information about this site and how to best to use it to meet your taxation needs.

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Building Employees Redundancy Trust (BERT)

The Building Employees Redundancy Trust was established in 1989 to provide redundancy payments and benefits to its members and training grants for employees in Queensland, and now also covers the Northern Territory, building and construction industry. In 1996 a new trust, the BERT Fund was established to cater for the new benefits introduced by BERT, including the Welfare Fund. The BERT Fund has the full support of the major employer associations and employee unions operating in the Queensland building and construction industry. The benefits paid from the Fund help provide members and their families with financial assistance in the event of ceasing employment because of redundancy or relief from financial burdens.

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Civil Contractors Federation

The Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) is the peak industry body for the civil construction industry in Australia. We provide our members with assistance, expertise and support on industry issues. CCF prides itself on being the voice of the civil construction industry and advocates for the interests of our members to all levels of government. With Branches in all states and territories, as well as a National Office, CCF understands the local, state and national issues facing the civil construction industry. 

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CEPU - Plumbing Division - Queensland Branch

The Plumbers Union Queensland/NT is one of the fastest-growing and most progressive Unions in Australia, representing licenced plumbers and related workers in the water, fire, sanitary and mechanical plumbing industries. The Union works proactively and co-operatively with industry to ensure that members have a seat at the table not only when negotiating wages and conditions but also licensing outcomes, industry standards, safety conditions and training. The Plumbers Union puts members first with delegate structures built to encourage membership participation to ensure that each and every member has the opportunity to have a say in the future of our industry.

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Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CMFEU)

CFMEU QLD/NT (Construction Workers Divisional Branch) is a progressive union committed to advancing the conditions and wellbeing of our membership. We represent workers on building and civil construction sites, quarries, state and local government, offsite and furniture manufacturing.The union has over 35 elected officials, organisers and specialist officers dedicated to servicing the needs of our membership. Our union is based on the collective strength of thousands of CFMEU members standing in unity.  We are united by a set of common values and interests including fighting for better pay, better conditions, safer workplaces and greater job security.

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Construction Income Protection Queensland (CIPQ)

Construction Income Protection - CIP commenced on 1st March 2001 to provide income protection and portability of sick leave benefits for workers in the building and construction industry within Queensland and Northern Territory. On 6th September 2004 Construction Income Protection Ltd was established to oversee the fund. This company replaced Construction Income Protection (Qld) Pty Ltd. The benefits payable by the Fund provide building workers an income whilst off work due to long-term illness or injury for up to 104 weeks. It also allows workers to utilise untaken sick leave that previously was forfeited when the employee left employment. 

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Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ)

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an independent industry-funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices and career seekers in the building and construction industry. Funded by an industry training levy, we work closely with students, schools, employers, apprentices, industry partners, training providers and individuals across Queensland to build capability at every level of business. As a recognised industry leader, our mission is to promote the building and construction industry as a career of first choice, encourage investment in skills and training and increase the number of skilled workers in the industry.

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HCF Health Cover

BUSSQ is always looking for ways to give you a better deal, especially when it comes to essentials like health insurance. That is why BUSSQ has chosen HCF as a preferred health fund for our members. HCF has tailored a special range of corporate health insurance products to meet your needs and your budget, whatever your life stage. HCF is Australia’s largest not-for-profit health fund – so members get more, not shareholders. To see how you benefit or to join, call 1800 622 559 today, or visit www.hcf.com.au

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Master Builders Association of Queensland (MBA-Q)

Master Builders is a building industry association supporting around 8,500 members in Queensland to operate professional and profitable businesses. They are the number one source of practical and relevant information and keep members informed with regular updates on changes to laws, codes and regulations, employment and wages, health, safety and environment. Master Builders is considered the voice of the industry and is committed to representing the interests of members and the broader building and construction industry in Queensland and linking members with business partners, consumers, the government and important industry stakeholders.

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Master Concreters Association of Queensland (MCAQ)

MCQ is the peak industry body representing concrete contractors throughout Queensland and Northern NSW. MCQ's prime role is to raise the overall standard of the concrete industry. This is achieved through the delivery of industry training, seminars, educational sessions, access to technical information and advisory support to members. MCQ also performs an advocacy role, engaging various organisations and Governments at the State and Federal level on issues that affect their members and the industry.

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Master Plumbers' Association of Queensland (MPAQ)

The Master Plumbers' Association of Queensland (MPAQ) is the peak industry body representing plumbing contractors throughout Queensland, from sole operators to medium sized plumbing businesses and large contracting firms. MPAQ is an Association run by professionals for professionals, ensuring that plumbing businesses remain viable for future generations. As well as being the collective voice for the plumbing industry, the Association also offers its members a full range of professional services, from employment and workplace relations to technical assistance and training. Master Plumbers protect the health of the community and the environment through professional plumbing services.  

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MATES in Construction (MIC)

MATES in Construction works to stop suicide and improve mental health and well-being within the Australian construction industry.
MATES training is a unique program that works face-to-face with workers on-site and equips them with the skills to keep their mates safe.
It’s an industry led approach that involves everyone working together to change the culture of the industry so that workers feel OK about seeking help.
As well as on-site training, professional help is available from MATES 24/7 crisis line 1300 642 111 .

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ME BANK

ME Bank is a 100% Australian-owned, APRA-regulated bank, established by industry super funds – the same people who brought you low-cost, no-commission super. ME Bank was proudly built to provide a genuine banking alternative – a fairer way to bank. All ME Bank’s products are straightforward, transparent and low-cost – from home loans and personal loans to transaction and savings accounts. ME Bank respects each and every one of its customers. Regardless of how much you earn or where you live, they’ll treat you with care and understanding. To see how you could benefit from fairer banking call 13 15 63 or visit mebank.com.au

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QLeave

QLeave is the trading name of the Building and Construction Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Authority, established in 1992, to provide long service leave entitlements to Queensland’s building and construction industry workers. Entitlements are based on time spent in the industry rather than time spent with any individual employer. There is no cost for workers or employers to be registered with QLeave. The Scheme is funded by a levy payable on all building and construction work in Queensland costing $150,000 (excluding GST) or more.

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Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC)

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) is Queensland’s building industry regulator. 
The QBCC aims to: 

  • ensure the maintenance of proper standards in the industry 
  • achieve a reasonable balance between the interests of building contractors and consumers 
  • provide remedies for defective building work and provide for the efficient resolution of building disputes 
  • provide support, education and advice for home owners and those undertaking building work. 

The QBCC is a customer-centric organisation, committed to engaging with contractors, home owners, industry bodies, and government to satisfy their needs and expectations. 
We are available 24/7 on 139 333 or service@qbcc.qld.gov.au

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Services Trades QLD (STQ)

Services Trades Queensland (STQ) is a unique organisation because it represents both employees and employers in the fire protection, sanitary plumbing and mechanical services trade streams. STQ offers its contributors a competitive advantage through its many services and works hard to advance our industry as a whole. 

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