Building and Construction Industry Training Fund

This Weeks Episode of Home in WA

Email:
inquiries@bcitf.org

Website:
http://www.bcitf.org

Phone:
08 9381 3900

Fax:
08 9338 8902

Address:
55 Salvado Road
Subiaco WA 6008

It's well known that Western Australia is experiencing massive activity in the building sector. Unemployment is down and the talk is there's a critical shortage of skilled workers right through the workforce.

Here in WA there's one organization ready to help.

The Building and Construction Industry Training Fund was established in 1990 to improve the quality of training and increase the number of skilled workers in the industry.

The BCITF collects a small training levy from all residential, commercial and civil engineering projects undertaken in WA where the total value of construction is over $20,000. The rate of the levy is 0.182% of the total contract price (inclusive of GST). So for example, the levy on building a new home valued at $100,000 is $182.00.

Through the training levy, the BCITF provides approximately $11 million per annum to support training programs across all building and construction sectors. Since its inception, the BCITF has supported the employment of over 20,000 apprentices and helped 100,000 industry workers to upgrade their skills.

The BCITF provides a grant of $9,000 to an employer to help in the employment and training of an apprentice and an employee in the building industry wishing to upgrade his or her skills can have 80 per cent of the course costs paid by the BCITF. It doesn't matter whether you want to develop your skills as a rigger or scaffolder or do CAD drawing or a sales consultant course, the BCITF will help.

More information is available by contacting the BCITF on 9381 3900 or following the link on this website.