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Government Subsidised Construction Industry Training

Every year HIA offers a number of state and federal government supported courses and qualifications to HIA members who meet certain criteria – putting money back into your pocket.

Call HIA Training on 1300 650 620 (during business hours).


ACT Funding

Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Authority (TFA)

The ACT Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Authority (TFA) supports training delivered by HIA for eligible participants. For funding eligibility and conditions please call 1300 650 620 or email act_training@hia.com.au

ACT Government Training Fund Authority

To find out more about the ACT Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Authority visit http://www.trainingfund.com.au/about-the-fund/

If you are eligible for funding, we will apply to the Training Fund Authority on your behalf and you will have to pay the gap amount that is not covered by TFA funding.

The final decision about your eligibility for ACT funding will be made by the Training Fund Authority and HIA through your application for enrolment process and on the basis of the documentation you provide to prove your eligibility.


NSW Government Funding

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It's helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.

From 1 January 2015, Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with:

  • An entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III
  • Government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.

For further information about Smart and Skilled, go to the Smart and Skilled website.

If you're a prospective student, the Smart and Skilled website tells you everything you need to know about Smart and Skilled before you enrol with your preferred training provider.

National Code

Qualification Name

BSB42615

Certificate IV in New Small Business

BSB41415

Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

CPC40110

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

CPC50210

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Enrolment Process

Step 1 – Eligibility Check and Fee Estimate

To start the application process you are required to complete an enrolment form (this form will help us conduct an initial eligibility check as well as give you an estimate of the contribution fee you may need to pay).

If you are under 18 years of age we will require parental consent before we proceed with lodging your information for an official quote.

Step 2 – Fill out the Enrolment Form

Fill out the remaining sections of your enrolment form; you will need to ensure that you have the following ready to assist with the finalisation of your application:

  • Unique Student Identifier number;
  • Evidence of your citizenship status;
  • Evidence of being a welfare recipient (if applicable);
  • Evidence of disability (if applicable)

You will be required (where relevant) to have copies of your evidence sighted and certified by a person who is on the list of approved witnesses list or an authorised representative from HIA Training Services. Please contact the HIA Training Services office if you need assistance on what evidence to provide.

At the end of the enrolment form you will be required to declare that all information provided is true, correct and not misleading. You will also need to select your preferred payment method (if applicable).

Step 3 – Confirmation of enrolment

We will review your application to ensure you meet the Smart and Skilled requirements. Once we confirm all details are correct we will issue you a confirmation email with an invoice (if applicable) and official notification from State Training Services to pay your student contribution fee.

Step 4 – Paying the student contribution fee

This is the last step to get you on your way with starting your course. You have a variety of options to pay based on who will be covering the cost.

If you are covering your student contribution fee you will be able to select from the following payment options:

  • Payment in full using credit card or direct deposit, or
  • Payment in instalments by direct debit, or
If your employer or employment service provider is covering the student contribution fee we will issue them an invoice direct to cover the cost.

Step 5 – Acceptance into the course

Once we have received payment you will receive confirmation by email that you have been accepted into your course with details on how to start.

Consumer Protection

Policies:
Participant Handbook
Participant Complaints and Assessment Appeals

Consumer Protection Contacts:
State Training Services Customer Support Centre
NSW Government
1300 772 104
https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/for-students/consumer-protection-for-students


Queensland Funding

Certificate 3 Guarantee

You can receive a subsidy towards one Certificate III qualification from a list of subsidised courses . An initiative of the Queensland Government, the amount provided depends on the demand for skilled workers in each industry, and your eligibility.

To be eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee you must meet the following criteria:

  • not hold or be currently enrolled in a certificate III or higher level qualification (does not include qualifications completed in secondary school)
  • be 15 years or older
  • have completed or left secondary school
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident residing in Queensland, or New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland

For more info about eligibility, check out the Certificate 3 Guarantee Student Fact Sheet or contact HIA Staff

Higher Level Skills Subsidy (HLS)

This is a Queensland Government initiative that will offset the cost of a certificate IV or higher course so that Queenslanders can gain advanced skills to secure employment or further their careers. Qualification funded are:

  • BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
  • CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)
  • CPC40208 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Contract Administration)
  • CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

This subsidy is available to any Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa.

Students will need to co-contribute to the payment of the course. The level of the government subsidy depends on the demand for workers in your chosen field.

To be eligible for the HLS, you must meet the following criteria:

  • not hold or be currently enrolled in a certificate IV or higher level qualification (does not include qualifications completed in secondary school)
  • be 15 years or older
  • have completed or left secondary school
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident residing in Queensland, or New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland

For more information, check out the Queensland Government Department of Training and Employment website.

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Construction Skills Queensland

Are you employed ‘on the tools’ in the building and construction industry in QLD?

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an independent industry funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices and career seekers in the building and construction industry. These fully funded places are available to anyone ‘on the tools’ or ‘in the field’ in Queensland, whether you are a sole trader, part time employee, contractor, or even if you work full-time with one of the large construction companies.

You may be eligible if:

  • You're a worker 'on the tools' in the Queensland building and construction related industries listed below
  • You've been unemployed for up to six months, but were 'on the tools' in the Queensland building and construction related industries listed below
  • You are a 3rd or 4th year Apprentice
  • You are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or humanitarian visa holder.

For more info about eligibility, check out the http://www.csq.org.au/  or contact HIA Staff

Short Courses General Construction

The Short Courses Program provides existing building and construction workers with training which focuses on the associated requirements of licensing and regulatory authorities such as Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, Queensland Building & Construction Commission and National Occupational Licensing.  The Short Courses Program is an initiative of Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) and provides a maximum contribution towards funding of each Short Course.

To be eligible for the SC General Construction funding, you must meet the following criteria:

  • An existing worker in the Building and Construction Industry and
  • An eligible worker or
  • An unemployed eligible worker and
  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia or a holder of a refugee or humanitarian visa and
  • Permanently reside in Queensland; or be permanently employed in Queensland

Short courses funded are:

  • BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • AGAT Asbestos general awareness training (non-accredited)

SA Funding

Work Ready Funded Programs

  • WorkReady is a South Australian government initiative that brings together funding for training, employment and skills activities.
  • WorkReady is about targeting training and employment opportunities to the needs of people, strategic industries and regions.
  • Individuals need to meet course entry requirements and verify their eligibility for enrolment before being enrolled in a government subsidised training place.
  • Visit www.skills.sa.gov.au for eligibility and subsidy criteria or call us on 1300 650 620

WorkReadyGovernment of South Australia

CITB Funding:
CITB stands for Construction Industry Training Board. The CITB provide funding for people currently employed in the Building and Construction Industry to undertake courses at a reduced rate. Each eligible individual has a CITB card and ID Number, which can be used for a variety of courses which received funding. Go to www.citb.org.au for further information.

CITB funding is for SA residents training in SA only:
You must provide your CITB ID number on your enrolment form to obtain the discounted price. If you do not have a CITB number, you can apply for one online at www.citb.org.au or contact CITB on 8172 9500. If you are not eligible for CITB funding, please contact HIA Training to obtain full course fee information. Please note: Your CITB ID number be provided on your enrolment form to obtain the discounted price. Applications for CITB numbers can take up to 5 days.

CITB


TAS Funding

Skills Tas

The Tasmanian Government is committed to providing more jobs for Tasmanians.Training can help you get a good job, provide a better career path and improve your life opportunities.

The Tasmanian Government helps pay for the cost of training by subsidising a wide range of qualifications.This includes foundation skills, certificate level qualifications, apprenticeships and traineeships, and some diploma level courses. This Training is subsidised by the Department of State Growth, Tasmania.

For more information visit https://www.skills.tas.gov.au/funding or call us on 1300 650 620.

TBCITB

The Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry Training Board was created by government for the industry to ensure a safer, higher skilled building and construction workforce. The TBCITB may offer subsidised training for eligible applicants.

For more information visit TBCITB http://www.tbcitb.com.au/am-i-eligible/ or call us on 1300 650 620.


Victorian Schedule of Fees

Course code and title: CPC40110 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

HIA Approx number of enrolled hours per course
850
2018 Government subsidy rate per hour
$11.00
Total 2018 Government contribution towards course $9,350.00
Total HIA member contribution 2018 Government subsidised rate per hour $0.00
Total HIA member contribution 2018 Government subsidised fee $0.00
Total HIA member contribution 2018 Government subsidised concession rate per hour $0.00
Total HIA member contribution 2018 Government subsidised concession fee $0.00
Total 2018 HIA Membership fee required for government subsudised training will vary depending on candidate eligibility  
Total HIA member contribution Non-government subsidised fee $3,400.00
Total Non-member of HIA fee $4,500.00

Course code and title: CPC50210 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

HIA Approx number of enrolled hours per course
1640
2018 Government subsidy rate per hour
$7.00
Total 2018 Government contribution towards course $11,480.00
Total HIA member contribution 2018 Government subsidised rate per hour $0.60
Total HIA member contribution 2018 Government subsidised fee $990.00
Total HIA member contribution 2018 Government subsidised concession rate per hour $0.12
Total HIA member contribution 2018 Government subsidised concession fee $198.00
Total 2018 HIA Membership fee required for government subsudised training will vary depending on candidate eligibility
Total HIA member contribution Non-government subsidised fee $6,900.00
Total Non-member of HIA fee $8,000.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.


WA Schedule of Fees

Course code and title: CPC50210 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

HIA Member Future Skills WA eligible $6,417.60
Non-Member Future Skills WA eligible $6,417.60
HIA Member Future Skills WA ineligible $7470
Non-Member Future Skills WA ineligible $11,350

The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees.

For funding eligibility and conditions please call HIA on 1300 650 620

Jobs & Skills WA


Northern Territory Funding

2018 NT User Choice

The Northern Territory Government is committed to building a skilled and competitive workforce to meet the needs of industry and business and fill job opportunities created by continuing strong economic growth in the NT. The objective of the User Choice Funding Program is to increase the responsiveness of the vocational education and training sector to meet the needs of clients through the encouragement of a direct and market driven relationship between individual public and private training providers and clients.

The User Choice Funding Program allows employers, together with the apprentices and trainees they employ, to choose which registered training organisation (RTO) will provide them with the training and assessment services and to negotiate key aspects of the training such as where, how and when it will be provided.

To be eligible for NT User Choice Funding Program for CPC30211 Certificate III in Carpentry you must meet the following criteria:

  • Participate in apprenticeship or traineeship
  • be 15 years or older
  • be an Australian citizen or New Zealand citizen who have resided in Australia for the last six months or persons with Permanent Residency Visa or persons with Temporary Protection Visa

For more info about go to NT User Choice Funding or contact HIA Staff

The above course fee does not include required resources (if applicable).

The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees.

Quality Indicators

These indicators are based on a survey of 1196 students. This sample represents 28.17% of this organisations training delivery in the 2017 calendar year. The students surveyed for these indicators were selected by this organisation in accordance with national guidelines.

QI Summary Report

*Eligibility Criteria applies. The funds for eligible individuals is made available by Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

HIA Training encourages individuals with disabilities to access government subsidised training.

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Susan Devlin, National Audit and Compliance Manager
Housing Industry Association Ltd.
07 3021 8830