BUSSQ partners with a range of industry organisations that exist to benefit our members.

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.  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.

Civil Contractors Federation

The Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) is the peak industry body for the civil construction industry in Australia. CCF provide  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 members to all levels of government. CCF understands the local, state and national issues facing the civil construction industry. 

PPTEU - 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. 


Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU)

CFMEU QLD/NT (Construction Workers Divisional Branch) is a progressive union committed to advancing the conditions and wellbeing of our membership. The union represent workers on building and civil construction sites, quarries, state and local government, offsite and furniture manufacturing.


Construction Income Protection Queensland (CIPQ)

Construction Income Protection - CIP provides income protection and portability of sick leave benefits for workers in the building and construction industry within Queensland and Northern Territory. 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. 

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, CSQ’s 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.

Master Builders Association of Queensland (MBAQ)

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 regulationsemployment and wageshealth, 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.

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. 


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 .



QLeave  provides 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.


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. 

The Service Trades College

The Service Trades College Australia is a centre of excellence for trade and post trade training in commercial plumbing, mechanical services (air-conditioning) and fire protection. With state-of-the-art training facilities at two campuses in Brisbane – Beenleigh and Brendale – the College is a leader in the design and delivery of contemporary training that meets the specific needs of the building and construction industry.