Supplementary Skills Training

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

Funding is available to reduce training costs, helping businesses and employees to develop and enhance the skills that are required by a growing, contemporary industry.

The Construction Training Fund can meet up to 70% of the costs of a wide range of approved short training courses (and up to 80% for training delivered in regional areas). The areas of industry training courses supported by the Construction Training Fund 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 Safety & Health/Occupational Work Health & Safety - courses that meet the needs of the construction industry to ensure safe working practice; and 
  • Software Skills - designed to assist industry to develop foundation skills in areas such as Excel, MYOB, MS Project, etc. 

All courses supported by the Construction Training Fund are delivered by qualified training personnel through Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).

Use the search facility available at to help you 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 and information to the Construction Training Fund with all claims.

If you require further information on the Construction Training Fund's Construction Skills or Industry Skills programs please phone (08) 9244 0100 or email


These are the new rates for Supplementary Skills subsidies for all training delivered on or after 1 July 2014.  

 Metropolitan delivery 

 Regional delivery

 $29 per hour of advertised training (max $232 per 8 hour day) or 70% of advertised course cost, whichever is lower.

 $32 per hour of advertised training (max $256 per 8 hour day) or 80% of advertised course cost, whichever is lower.

 $1,100 maximum

 $1,500 maximum

 Please refer to the Guidelines for information relating to eligibility.