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Construction Training Fund

“The Construction Training Fund provides funding support for training of eligible workers in the construction industry.  We acknowledge the support of the Construction Training Fund in reducing the costs of training for eligible workers.”

Claiming the CTF Subsidy...

The Construction Training Fund (CTF) offer short-course training rebates for people working in the construction industry, who have successfully completed an approved course within the CTF Supplementary Skills program.

Training must be delivered under the authority of a RTP recognised by the WA Training Accreditation Council (TAC) or similar authority i.e. Registered Training Organisations (RTO).

The CTF recognise Perth Traffic Training in partnership with Star Training & Assessing as an approved RTO and Bulk Biller, which enables us to assess students’ eligibility and offer upfront subsidies of up to 80% of the cost.

 

Claiming a Supplementary Skills and OH&S rebate

To determine the eligibility of a trainee they will be required to provide details of construction work history and employment details by completing our CTF Form

Once eligibility is established, we will invoice the trainee or employer the cost of the course, less the subsidy approved by CTF. We, the bulk biller will then claim the difference from CTF, when the trainee has successfully completed and paid for the training course.

 

Eligible Companies/Individuals must be:

  • Directly employed in the building and construction industry in WA

  • Construction companies undertaking projects in WA

  • Self-employed and undertaking work which is directly involved in the construction process

 

Unemployed participants

If an individual is unemployed at the time of undertaking a short course recognised by the Training Fund, they must be able to:

  • Demonstrate that they were directly employed in the construction industry in Western Australia for a minimum of six months, within 12 months prior to the date of course commencement; or if no recent work experience is involved

  • Have written evidence of a relevant employment offer from an eligible company or contractor in the construction industry prior to commencement of the training course

Unemployed participants may be required to provide additional documentation to assist the Training Fund to process a claim.

 

Ineligible Companies/Individuals include:

  • Government departments, agencies, and Government employees.

  • Mining, oil, gas and mineral exploration companies.

  • Companies that manufacture supply or deliver building products.

  • Companies that manufacture, supply, deliver or install non-building products after completion of the construction process.

  • Companies that install, maintain, repair and inspect elevators and escalators.

  • Companies that provide maintenance or repairs of a minor nature after the construction phase.

  • Carpet laying or floor covering companies and contractors

  • Landscaping & vegetation control

Direct Claims

Trainees or their employers may also choose to claim a Supplementary Skills and OH&S rebate directly from CTF. And some courses, whilst eligible for the subsidy will require claims (both individuals and employers) to be made directly to the CTF after the successful completion of the course, due to post course commitments and assessment requirements.

This can be easily done via the CTF Portal, see the website for more information www.ctf.wa.gov.au.

 

CTF Review

CTF programs support workers, individuals and companies that can demonstrate primary and substantial involvement in on-site activities (as determined by the CIPPLSL Act).

Our role as a bulk billing RTO is to determine the client’s and/or their employer’s eligibility to receive funding prior to the commencement of the course. Final determination of individual/employer eligibility however, rests with CTF.

If the CTF after reviewing the information you provided, determines that you/your employee are not an eligible for the subsidy, Perth Traffic Training will issue an additional invoice to you for the payment of the outstanding amount to cover the full cost of the training.