HOW CAN I GET YOUR COURSES CHEAPER
Upon arrival at Aus-Com suitable applicants will receive a rebate claim form. Courses must be paid in full prior to receiving your certificate of attainment. After receiving this certificate of attainment suitable applicants will then be able to complete the claim form to receive the rebate.
WHAT IS THIS REBATE?
The Construction Training Fund was established in 1990 by an Act of Parliament to support the training of eligible people in the building and construction industry. Our goals are to improve the quality of training and increase the number of skilled workers in the building and construction industry.
Under the Building and Construction Industry Training Fund and Levy Collection Act 1990, the Construction Training Fund collects a small training levy from all construction projects in Western Australia. The funds received from the collection of the training levy go back to the industry to support training and skills development.
The training levy ensures that people undertaking and paying for construction work in Western Australia make a contribution to training the skilled people needed to carry out the work. In this way, the whole community contributes to, and benefits from, the Construction Training Fund training levy and our funding programs.
Since its inception, the Construction Training Fund has supported the training and employment of more than 40,000 apprentices and trainees and has helped over 300,000 industry workers to upgrade their skills.
AM I ELIGIBLE FOR A REBATE?
Eligibility for Construction Training Fund Direct Indenture Grants, Supplementary Skills/OS&H Program subsidies and additional benefits is dependent on an individual’s or
company’s ability to demonstrate direct involvement in Western Australia’s construction industry, specifically in on-site construction, installation and fabrication activity.
Eligible individuals must be:
• Directly employed in the building and construction industry in Western Australia.
• Directly employed by residential construction companies or construction companies undertaking relevant projects in Western Australia.
• Self-employed and undertaking work which is directly involved in the construction process.
Where eligibility of an applicant is in question the Training Fund will seek evidence of eligibility via review of a detailed, recent work history and/or evidence of employment.
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.
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.
Although the definition of construction refers to ‘on-site’ activities, under certain conditions subsidies may also be provided to workers whose normal duties may not always require them to attend site on a daily basis. Service providers to the building and construction industry may be eligible for subsidised training in occupational health and safety.
The final determination regarding eligibility rests with the Training Fund.
HOW TO CLAIM IN 2 EASY STEPS
• Step 1
Fill in the required details (1 to 5) on the Claim Form and read and sign the declaration.
• Step 2
Attach paid invoice(s) and payment receipt(s) from the training provider, statement(s) of attainment/certificate(s), completed surveys to the completed Claim Form. Then send by either post, email or fax:
Post Construction Training Fund
PO Box 746
WEMBLEY WA 6913
Fax 9244 0199
HOW YOUR CLAIM IS MANAGED
When all required documentation is received by the Training Fund, your claim is assessed by the Program Administration Officer against eligibility criteria.
Your claim may be returned if all required documents are not submitted or if additional, supporting information is required. Once your claim is approved, a payment will be generated in the name of the person/company and sent to the address identified on the claim form. Claimants should allow a minimum of ten working days to receive payment from the Training Fund.
Please note: claims for rebate must be submitted within 12 months of undertaking the course.
□ Completed and signed Claim Form.
□ Copy of invoice(s) and payment receipt(s).
□ Copy of statement(s) of attainment/certificate(s).
IF UNEMPLOYED – attach a copy of your work history demonstrating employment in the construction industry in Western Australia for a minimum of six months within 12 months or a job offer from an employer prior to the date of course commencement.