Funding WA

Construction Training Fund (CTF)

Pinnacle Safety and Training Perth (Canning Vale) is pleased to announce that we are registered under the Construction Training Fund.

The Construction Training Fund allows for up to a 70% discount on course costs for eligible candidates and companies.

“The Construction industry is the largest industry in WA employing tens of thousands of skilled workers in over 130 different occupations across civil, commercial and residential sectors.

The Construction Training Fund (CTF) is 100% industry funded through the collection of the BCITF levy which applies to all construction projects in WA.”


Eligibility

Eligibility for Construction Training Fund is dependent on a company or individuals ability to demonstrate direct involvement in Western Australia’s construction industry, specifically in on site construction, installation and fabrication activity.

Eligible companies / individuals must be:
Where eligibility of an applicant is in question the Training Fund will seek evidence of eligibility via review of a detailed, recent work history and/or evidence of employment.

  • Directly employed in the building and construction industry in Western Australia.
  • Construction companies undertaking projects in Western Australia.
  • Self-employed and undertaking work which is directly involved in the construction process.

Ineligible companies / individuals include:

  • Government departments, agencies and Government employees.
  • Mining, oil, gas and mineral exploration companies.
  • Companies that manufacture supply or deliver building products.
  • Companies that manufacture, supply, deliver or install non-building products after completion of the construction process.
  • Companies that install, maintain, repair and inspect elevators and escalators.
  • Companies that provide maintenance or repairs of a minor nature after the construction phase.
  • Carpet laying or floor covering companies and contractors


Unemployed participants

If an individual is unemployed at the time of undertaking a short course recognised by the Training Fund, they must be able to:

  • Demonstrate that they were directly employed in the construction industry in Western Australia for a minimum of six months, within 12 months prior to the date of course commencement; or if no recent work experience is involved
  • Have written evidence of a relevant employment offer from an eligible company or contractor in the construction industry prior to commencement of the training course

Unemployed participants may be required to provide additional documentation to assist the Training Fund to process a claim.

How to Submit a Claim

An eligible trainee can claim a Supplementary Skills and OH&S rebate directly from the CTF via ctf.wa.gov.au.


The following documentation is required to support claims:

Individuals

Claims must be received by the CTF within 12 months of successful completion of the course.

  • Complete claim form
  • Provide proof of payment (paid tax invoice supplied to participant by Pinnacle at time of booking)
  • Proof of successful course completion (statement of attainment and/or certificate)


Employers

  • Complete claim form
  • Copy of the training provider’s paid invoice/receipt for payment of course
  • Proof of successful course completion (statement of attainment and/or certificate)
  • Invoice from employer to CTF for subsidy (plus GST)
  • Completed survey forms

The Construction Skills, OH&S, Industry Skills and Software Skills areas within the Supplementary Skills program offer a subsidy to eligible trainees of $31 per hour (to a maximum of $248 per eight-hour training day, or 70% of the course cost as noted on the invoice issued to the trainee, whichever is lower) for a wide range of courses delivered by metropolitan private registered training providers. The maximum amount that can be claimed per employee, per course, is $1,300.

I thoroughly enjoyed the training and Raymond would have to be the best trainer and communicator I have had the pleasure of learning from. His knowledge and depth of experience is evident and astounding. Consistently throughout the course, Raymond backed up the theory component with examples of hands-on experience and interesting stories that related to the context. It was an intense five-day course, however not at any stage was it boring or mundane. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to complete this course and would highly recommend the training to other colleagues in our organisation.

Natalie W. - Brisbane, QLD

Assisi Catholic College Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety