WA CONSTRUCTION TRAINING FUND (ctf)
Training subsidies from the WA Construction Training Fund are available to reduce training costs, making it easier for eligible businesses and employees to access the training they need, when they need it. Subsidies of up to 70% (Perth Metro) and up to 80% are available to help reduce training costs for the development and enhancement of required industry skills.
Australian Training Management has a Bulk-Billing Agreement in place with the Construction Training Fund in order to offer subsidised training places to our corporate clients in WA. As such, training subsidies are available in the following areas:
- Construction Skills – courses designed to develop, maintain or enhance skills relevant to the building and construction industry
- Industry Skills – courses that meet the broader training needs of the industry in areas such as communication, tenders, small business management and supervisory skills
- Occupational Health & Safety – courses that meet the needs of the construction industry to ensure safe working practice
- Software Skills – designed to assist industry to develop foundation skills in areas such as Excel, MYOB, MS Project, etc.
- Occupational Licensing
All courses supported by the CTF must be delivered by qualified training personnel through private Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) who have a Bulk-Billing Agreement in place with the CTF.
Apprenticeships & Traineeships
If you employ a trainee, you may be eligible to receive a grant over the full term of the traineeship to help reduce the cost of training. The CTF grants are in addition to current employer incentives provided by the Commonwealth Government.
Occupational Health & Safety – Short Courses
CTF supports OH&S training for workers and companies required to perform roles on-site that specifically relate to construction work. This includes engineers, architects and project managers who are required to enter live construction sites to inspect construction work and/or supervise work that is being done.
Recognition of Prior Learning
A subsidy of up to $400 is available to candidates who successfully complete a Recognition of Prior Learning/Skills Recognition (RPL) assessment towards obtaining a recognised building and construction trade qualification.
Eligible apprentices who have claimed relevant accommodation allowances from the Department of Training and Workforce Development (DTWD) may be able to claim an additional subsidy of up to $70 per training day to reduce costs incurred for booking commercial accommodation when attending off-the-job training with a registered training provider (RTO).
Eligibility for CTF grants, subsidies and additional benefits is dependent on an individual’s or company’s ability to demonstrate primary and substantial, direct involvement on relevant projects in Western Australia’s construction industry, specifically in on-site construction, installation and/or fabrication activities.
Eligible individuals may be self-employed or employees of a construction company and must be deployed as part of the building and construction process.
CTF may seek evidence of eligibility via review of a detailed, recent work history and/or evidence of employment to assist in determination of eligibility.
The Meaning of Construction Work
Carrying out on a site; the construction, erection, installation, reconstruction, re- erection, renovation, alteration, demolition or maintenance of or repairs to any of the following:
- Swimming pools and spa pools
- Roads, railways, airfields or other works for the passage of persons, animals or vehicles
- Breakwaters, docks, jetties, piers, wharves or works for the improvement or alteration of any harbour, river or watercourse for the purposes of navigation
- Works for the storage, or supply of water or for the irrigation of land
- Works for the conveyance, treatment or disposal of sewage or the effluent from any premises
- Works for the extraction, refining, processing or treatment of materials or for the production of extraction of products and by-products from materials
- Bridges, viaducts, aqueducts or tunnels, chimney stacks, cooling towers, drilling rigs, gas holders, silos, pipelines, navigational lights, beacons or markers
- Works for the drainage of land, the storage of liquids (other than water) or gases, the generation, supply or transmission of power, the transmission of wireless or telegraphic communications and pile driving works
- Structures, fixtures or works for the use on or for the use of any buildings
- Works for the preparation of sites for any building or works
- Fences, other than fences on farms
Carrying out of works on a site of the construction, erection, installation, reconstruction, re-erection, renovation, alteration or demolition of any buildings or work of a kind referred to above for the fabrication, erection or installation of plant, plant facilities or equipment for those buildings or works. Carrying out of work performed by employees engaged in the work referred to above and that is normally carried out on-site but which is not necessarily carried out on-site.
If an individual is unemployed at the time of undertaking a short course recognised by CTF, they must be able to:
- Demonstrate that they were directly employed in the construction industry in WA for a reasonable period, within twelve months prior to the date of course commencement; or
- If no recent work experience is involved, have written evidence of a relevant offer of employment (inclusive of commencement date) from an eligible company or contractor in the construction industry for direct employment in the construction industry
Unemployed participants may be required to provide additional documentation to assist CTF to process a claim.
Ineligible for Funding
The following are not eligible to receive CTF grants, subsidies or additional benefits:
- Local, State and Commonwealth Government departments, agencies, corporations and their employees
- Companies and individuals engaged in exploration for resources (minerals, oil and gas) or construction work associated with resources exploration
- Companies and individuals that perform resources operational works
- Companies and individuals engaged in decommissioning resources facilities
- Companies and individuals engaged in rehabilitation of resources operations
- Companies and individuals that manufacture, supply, transport or deliver building products
- Companies and individuals that manufacture, supply, deliver or install non-building products
- Companies and individuals that provide maintenance or repairs of a minor or routine nature after the construction phase, including companies that perform minor maintenance, repairs and/or inspection of elevators and escalators
- Carpet laying or floor covering companies and contractors
The CTF has provided further training subsidy funding information, please use the following link to the CTF Resources Sector information document.
A bulk billing RTO must determine the client’s and/or their employer’s eligibility to receive funding prior to the commencement of the course. However, the final determination regarding eligibility rests with the CTF.
To book your funded training, which can be delivered on-site, or at one of our 3 Perth Metro Training Centres in West Swan, Jandakot or Nowergup, please contact us on 9274 1277 or email us at email@example.com