Apprenticeships

The Construction Training Fund supports employers to train apprentices in a range of construction trades in WA.

If you employ an apprentice through direct indenture or a group training scheme, the Construction Training Fund can provide grants of up to $19,000 to help reduce the cost of training.

The Construction Training Fund Direct Indenture Program supports businesses and/or subcontractors who are the employers of an apprentice for the duration of a training contract registered with the Department of Training and Workforce Development.

A group training scheme employs apprentices and then places them with host businesses to provide on-the-job training over the course of the apprentice’s training contract. The group scheme receives the grant in monthly instalments and uses it to reduce costs incurred from employing and training apprentices, effectively reducing hire-out costs for eligible host employers.

Employers commencing apprentices in any of the following qualifications may be eligible to claim the following standard grants

Construction apprenticeships

Qualification

Term months

Base grant ($)

Pre-app bonus ($)

Female bonus($)

Cert III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying

48

10,000

2,000

2,000

Cert III in Bricklaying (Housing)

24

8,000

2,000

1,000

Cert III in Carpentry

24

8,000

2,000

1,000

Cert III in Carpentry and Joinery

48

10,000

2,000

2,000

Cert III in Concreting

24

8,000

2,000

1,000

Cert III in Fire Protection

48

10,000

2,000

2,000

Cert III in Joinery (Housing)

24

8,000

2,000

1,000

Cert III in Painting & Decorating

48

10,000

2,000

2,000

Cert III in Painting (Housing)

24

8,000

2,000

1,000

Cert III in Plumbing & Gasfitting

48

10,000

2,000

2,000

Cert III in Roof Plumbing

48

10,000

2,000

2,000

Cert III in Roof Tiling

48

10,000

2,000

2,000

Cert III in Solid Plastering

48

10,000

2,000

2,000

Cert III Plastering (Housing)

24

8,000

2,000

1,000

Cert III in Stonemasonry (non-monumental)

42

10,000

2,000

2,000

Cert III in Wall & Ceiling Lining

48

10,000

2,000

2,000

Cert III in Wall & Ceiling Lining (Housing)

24

8,000

2,000

1,000

Cert III in Wall & Floor Tiling

48

10,000

2,000

2,000

 

 Other construction related apprenticeships
 

Qualification

Term months

Base grant ($)

Pre-app bonus ($)

Female bonus ($)

Cert III in Cabinet Making

42

8,000

2,000

2,000

Cert III in Electrotechnology (Electrician)

48

8,000

2,000

2,000

Cert III in Electronics and Communications

48

8,000

2,000

Cert III in Engineering Fabrication Boilermaker

42

8,000

2,000

2,000

Cert III in Engineering Fabrication Heavy Welding

42

8,000

2,000

2,000

Cert III in Glazing & Glass Processing

36

8,000

2,000

2,000

Cert III in Engineering Fabrication Welding

42

8,000

2,000

2,000

Cert III in Engineering Fabrication Sheetmetal

42

8,000

2,000

2,000

Cert III in Engineering Mechanical Plant Mechanic

42

8,000

2,000

2,000

Cert III in Engineering Mechanical Refrigeration & Airconditioning

42

8,000

2,000

2,000

Cert III in Gas Supply Industry Operations

36

8,000

2,000

2,000

Cert III in Security Equipment Installation

48

8,000

2,000

2,000

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The standard grants do not include any additional weighting that may apply for employment of regionally based and/or indigenous apprentices.

Please note all figures quoted here for grants do not include GST and are effective for apprentices commenced on or after 1 April 2015.

For details on payment structures or for more information on the Construction Training Fund's apprenticeship support, contact us on
(08) 9244 0100 or email
inquiries@bcitf.org.

The Construction Training Fund's grants are in addition to current employer incentives provided by the Commonwealth Government. For more information on these and other financial incentives, contact an Australian Apprenticeship Centre on 13 38 73 or alternatively the Apprenticeship Office on 13 19 54.

Please ensure you have read the relevant section relating to apprenticeship grants in the Guidelines document.