The Construction Training Fund Training Levy

The training levy is applied to all residential, commercial and civil engineering projects undertaken in Western Australia where the total value of construction is more than $20,000.

The rate of the levy is 0.2% of the total contract price (inclusive of GST) or $200 in every $100,000 worth of project value.

The training levy applies to all works, irrespective of the requirement of a building permit. A permit authority, such as a Local Government Authority, cannot issue a building permit without evidence of the levy having been paid.

In the case of a residential building project, the project owner is the registered builder. With civil engineering projects or where a building permit is not required, the project owner or manager pays the levy directly to the Construction Training Fund.

A project owner is required to pay the levy prior to commencement of construction work. Failure to pay the levy prior to commencement of construction can result in a penalty, which under current legislation is prescribed as 100% of the levy fee.

Payment of the Levy

Every project requires a unique Construction Training Fund Levy Form and ID number, which becomes the project's identifier for all Construction Training Fund correspondence.

In most cases, the Levy is paid to a Local Government Authority when an application is made for a building permit. The Local Government Authority will provide applicants with a Levy Form for completion and will issue a receipt confirming payment has been made.

In situations where a building permit is not required, a project owner must pay the levy directly to the Construction Training Fund prior to commencement of any building work.

Payments can also be made directly to the Construction Training Fund online or by cheque. All cheque payments must be accompanied by a unique Levy Form which can be obtained from the Construction Training Fund by emailing inquiries@bcitf.org.

The Construction Training Fund will issue a receipt once the Levy Form and payment have been received.

Refunds

The Construction Training Fund Levy can be refunded if a construction project is cancelled. Project owners seeking a refund for a cancelled project should contact the Construction Training Fund or download a refund application form.

The Construction Training Fund will require evidence that the project has been cancelled.

For more information, read the training levy brochure or contact the Construction Training Fund on (08) 9244 0100 or email inquiries@bcitf.org.