Construction Training Fund
UPDATED: July 1, 2023
The Construction Training Fund (CTF) is an initiative based in Australia with the primary goal to support and bolster the construction industry. This is achieved by providing financial assistance for training programs, promoting innovative training solutions, and enhancing the skills of both new and existing workers within the industry. The fund is underpinned by the belief that high-quality training is the cornerstone for a safe, productive, and sustainable construction sector. The CTF’s commitment is to continuously improve the accessibility and quality of training, thereby fostering a skilled and versatile workforce that can adapt to the ever-evolving needs of the construction industry.
The Construction Training Fund (CTF) is 100% industry funded through the collection of the BCITF Levy which applies to all construction projects in WA.
Who is Eligible for the Construction Training Fund:
The eligibility criteria for accessing training from the Construction Training Fund are quite specific to ensure that the resources are utilized to their maximum potential. Firstly, the applicant must be part of an eligible construction-related business located in Western Australia. Secondly, the individual or organization applying must be involved in a project that aligns with the defined list of eligible construction activities as stipulated by the CTF. Such activities cover a wide range of sections including residential and commercial construction, civil engineering, and more.
The training sought must fall within the scope of the CTF’s objective of promoting and enhancing skills within the construction industry. Lastly, employers must demonstrate that they have made a levy payment or are exempt from this requirement, depending on the project’s value. It’s worth noting that apprentices and trainees, as well as their employers, can also be eligible for various support schemes provided by the CTF.
For more information, please visit the Construction Training Fund website.