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Certificate IV Work Health & Safety (formerly Occupational Health & Safety) • Certificate IV Project Management.
• Certificate IV in Leadership & Management (previously Frontline Management).
• Diploma in Work Health & Safety (formerly Occupational Health & Safety) • Diploma in Builder’s Registration.
• Trainees completing individual or component units of these higher qualifications can only apply directly to the Training Fund for training subsidies upon successful completion of each unit or component. The maximum subsidy available for successful completion of these Certificate IV qualifications (or part thereof) is $1,300 (metropolitan delivery) or $1,700 (regional delivery).
The maximum subsidy available to eligible trainees successfully completing a Higher Qualification via on-line training and assessment is $1,100.
Trade and occupational licensing Eligible trainees that successfully complete all components of training for a range of occupational licenses may claim a maximum subsidy from the Training Fund of $550.
(Please refer to the rates quoted elsewhere in this document). Occupational licenses recognised in the program include but may not be limited to
Exclusions The Supplementary Skills and OS&H program does not extend to funding of any program or course that is subject to the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS) or any courses that do not attract HECS but are substantially supported by public funds, such as STP courses, with the exception of regional STPs where no private RTPs are delivering courses.
Verification of competency
The Training Fund does not subsidise the cost of verification of competency assessments (VoC). The only support provided for assessment is a subsidy for the cost of recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessments relating to trade apprenticeship and traineeship qualifications.
Bulk billing RTPs delivering courses recognised by the Training Fund in the Supplementary Skills and OH&S program can apply to the Training Fund for bulk billing status.
Bulk billing enables an RTP to offer the Training Fund’s subsidised rate to eligible clients, upfront. The RTP then claims back the set subsidy from the Training Fund after the client has successfully completed the course.
A bulk billing RTP must 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 the Training Fund.
Reference to the Training Fund subsidy showing the value of the subsidy as a reduction against the course cost should be included in a prominent way on the invoice issued to the trainee for the training delivered, as per the example below
For detailed information about becoming a bulk biller with the Construction Training Fund, visit the Training Fund’s website and download a Bulk Biller Application Form, available on the Downloads page. The RTP should complete, sign and submit the application form to the Supervisor of Programs at the Construction Training Fund.
Non-bulk billing RTPs
Non-bulk billing RTPs offering courses which are recognised for subsidies under the Supplementary Skills and OS&H program are welcome to inform clients of a possible subsidy and provide them with claim forms by directing them to the Training Fund’s website, or provide them with the claim forms if in stock.
Final determination of course approval for training subsidies rests with the Training Fund.
State training providers Trainees completing courses delivered by State training providers (STPs, formerly TAFE colleges) are not eligible to claim the Training Fund’s Supplementary Skills and OS&H subsidies; however, trainees in regional Western Australia may be eligible for training subsidies for courses delivered by an STP where the Training Fund has prior agreement
with the RTP and:
No private training provider is available to deliver similar training courses within the • region; or A regional STP delivers approved courses in collaboration with a private training • provider.
Accountability requirements The Board reserves the right to use the powers granted under Section 28(7) of the Building and Construction Industry Training Fund and Levy Collection Act 1990, to conduct an examination or inquiry considered necessary to validate claims made for financial support by training providers and persons undertaking subsidised training.
Additional benefits The Training Fund can provide a range of additional benefits according to eligibility.
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) An individual that has successfully completed a RPL or Skills Assessment process towards a recognised qualification normally completed through an apprenticeship pathway may be eligible to claim up to $400 towards the cost of assessment.
Application forms for RPL subsidies are available for download from the bcitf.org website.
General assessments and/or verifications of competency (VoC) are not recognised for subsidy by the Training Fund.
Please refer to General Conditions of Eligibility for more information.
Pre-apprenticeship and Schools2Skills scholarships An individual that has successfully completed a recognised Pre-Apprenticeship via a full-time enrolment with an RTP may be eligible to receive a scholarship of $250 from the Training Fund.
The following Pre-Apprenticeship courses are recognised by the Training Fund:
Individuals that successfully complete the Certificate II in Building and Construction (Trade or Para-professional Pathways), Certificate II in Civil Construction (RII 20713) or the Certificate II in Plumbing (52700) whilst enrolled in a Western Australian secondary school, as part of a recognised WACE program, may be eligible to receive a scholarship of $250 from the Training Fund.
Application forms for both scholarships are available from the nolimits.com.au website.
Claims for RPL subsidies, Pre-Apprenticeship and Schools2Skills Scholarships must be submitted to the Training Fund within 12 months of the date of completion of the qualification.
Contacts Further details about the information provided in this document can be obtained from the Training Fund.
For information on careers in construction visit nolimits.com.au.
The information contained in this document is intended as a guide to the Construction Training Fund’s levy and support program areas and may not cover every individual’s or company’s circumstance.
Specific inquiries should be directed to the Training Fund via email or telephone.
Information contained in this document was correct at the time of publication and is subject to amendment from time to time.