Construction Training Fund

Supplementary Skills Training

Skills Training

CTF also assists the building and construction industry to remain efficient and competitive by supporting the training of workers in the industry. Subsidies are available to reduce training costs making it easier for eligible businesses and employees to access the training they need when they need it.

The CTF Supplementary Skills Program provides support for eligible trainees across a range of approved Construction Skills, Occupational Health & Safety and Industry Skills courses. 

Supplementary Skills Training

The CTF continues to support the efficiency and competitiveness of the Western Australian building and construction industry by supporting the training of a skilled workforce.

Subsidies of up to 80% are available to help reduce training costs for eligible businesses and employees to develop and enhance the skills that are required by a growing, contemporary industry.

The areas of industry training courses supported by the CTF through its Supplementary Skills Program are:

  • Construction Skills - courses designed to develop, maintain or enhance skills relevant to working in 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; and
  • Occupational licensing

All courses supported by the CTF must be delivered by qualified training personnel through private Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).

Please note that CTF is not an RTO and does not deliver training.

Use the search facility available at to help locate a registered training provider in your area or to find information about short training courses.

Eligible individuals and/or employers seeking Supplementary Skills subsidies need to submit the appropriate claim form on successful completion of the course to the CTF with all claims.

Please refer to the CTF Guidelines for more detailed information relating to eligibility and subsidy rates for the Supplementary Skills program.

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.

Accommodation Allowance

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). Claimants must demonstrate that they have claimed relevant DTWD allowances.

Please note: all figures quoted do not include GST.

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