School to Work Transition


The Construction Training Fund supports programs to increase community understanding about the exciting and rewarding career opportunities in the building and construction industry.

The One Industry - No Limits careers promotion program established by the Construction Training Fund in 2004 provides students, parents, educators and the wider community with information about starting and developing a career in the building and construction industry.

The website contains profiles of industry careers, interviews with current industry workers, from apprentices to corporate leaders, information about training and links to other relevant sites.

The Construction Training Fund's Schools2Skills program offers a range of school-based initiatives to help WA school students along their pathway into a construction career.

The Try-A-Trade¹ program provides young people with an insight into some of the building trades, the Construction Training Fund in association with Registered Training Organisations fully funds short, non-accredited courses at designated venues in metropolitan and regional areas. Each course offers Year 10 students  a taste of up to three different building trades.

The Try-A-Trade is a great pathway for students into a Certificate II Building and Construction qualification as part of their WACE studies for Year 11 & 12. Schools enrolling students in a relevant WACE Certificate II qualification can apply to the Construction Training Fund for funding to reduce costs associated with safety equipment to assist students in their work placement.

For more information on the One Industry - No Limits or the Schools2Skills program operated by the Construction Training Fund call
(08) 9244 0100
or email

Scholarships of $250 will be paid to students who successfully complete a Certificate II building and construction qualification as part of their WACE or who successfully complete a recognised pre-apprenticeship qualification in an approved building and construction trade through full-time enrolment with a registered training provider.

To claim the scholarship, an applicant will need to provide the Construction Training Fund with some supporting information, details of which are outlined in the relevant Scholarship brochures, which are available to download from the website.


¹Try-A-Trade name used with kind permission of World Skills Australia.