WHO ARE WE?
CSTC was established in 1994 by the Builders Labourers Federation (BLF) Queensland. The original Managing Director was John Christian who was also then an employee of the BLF (QLD). The establishment of a specialist training centre for all building and construction industry workers was largely the vision of the incumbent BLF (QLD) State Secretary, Greg Simcoe.
John Christian started his employment with the BLF (QLD) as a union organiser. Showing great potential, Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety, and later his Masters Degree in Health Science. While at university, John was asked by Greg Simcoe if he would start a training centre for building and construction workers. With no courses, training resources, trainers, staff or students, John accepted the challenge, all the while looking after OH&S for the BLF (QLD) and studying his degree at night.
The first training centre was set up across four classrooms belonging to the CFMEUi n Fortitude Valley. The practical training area was in the car park under the building. Since this time, CSTC has grown from a ‘one man band’ into the largest private construction training provider in Queensland. CSTC’s head office and primary training centre is located at Salisbury and we are equipped with modern technology and equipment to ensure that our staff and students receive the very best.
CSTC is the preferred training provider for the building and construction industry in Queensland and as we continue to expand our training and consulting services into overseas markets and other related industries, our reputation as a quality training and service provider is further broadened. CSTC’s success can also be attributed to the going support received from its Board of Directors and the BLF (QLD).