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Government Subsidised Funding

Government Subsidised Funding

State and territory guide

HIA offers a range of state and federal government supported courses and qualifications. Below you will find the funding information based on each state and territory.

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ACT funding
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The ACT Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Authority (TFA) supports training delivered by HIA for eligible ACT participants.

To find out more about the ACT Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Authority, visit the TFA website.

If you're eligible for funding, HIA will submit your application to the Training Fund Authority on your behalf. You will be required to pay the gap amount not covered by TFA funding.

The final decision regarding eligibility for ACT funding will be made by the Training Fund Authority and HIA through your application for enrolment process and based on the documentation provided.

For funding eligibility and conditions call 1300 650 620 or email HIA.

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NSW funding
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Smart and Skilled is the reformed NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. The goal of this program is to help people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.

Smart and Skilled provide eligible students with:

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

If you're a prospective student, the Smart and Skilled website tells you everything you need to know about subsidised funding before you enrol with HIA. For further information, see the Smart and Skilled website

The Smart and Skilled program provides nationally accredited qualifications, including:

  • Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety - BSB41415
  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) - CPC40110
  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) - CPC50210 
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1300 772 104
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NT funding
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The Northern Territory Government is committed to building a skilled and competitive workforce to meet the needs of industry and fill job opportunities created by continuing strong economic growth in the Northern Territory.

The User Choice Funding Program allows you and your employer to choose which Registered Training Organisation (RTO) will provide the training and assessment services.

The NT participant program provides nationally accredited qualifications for:

  • Certificate III in Carpentry - CPC30211

To be eligible for the NT User Choice Funding Program for you must meet the following criteria:

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

For more information on the eligibility and subsidy criteria, visit the NT User Choice Funding website or call HIA on 1300 650 620.

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QLD funding
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Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an independent industry-funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices and career seekers in the building and construction industry.

CSQ support is 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.

Higher Level Skills (HLS)

CSQ, together with HIA provide Higher Level Skills (HLS) courses. These are for when you’re ready to move into a higher-level role in general construction. The program provides nationally accredited qualifications.

To be eligible, you must be:

  • already working in the construction industry
  • ready to increase your knowledge and qualifications
  • ready to move into a higher-level role in general construction.

The Higher Level Skills program provides nationally accredited qualifications including:

  • Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Building) - CPC40110
  • Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Contract Administration) - CPC40208
  • Certificate IV in Building & Construction (Estimating) - CPC40308

To be eligible for Higher Level Skills (HLS) funding, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an existing worker in the building and construction industry and
  • Be an eligible worker and
  • If an apprentice, in the 3rd or 4th year of the apprenticeship; or
  • Be an unemployed eligible worker and
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia or a holder of a refugee or humanitarian visa and
  • Be a permanent resident in Queensland; or permanently employed in Queensland.

For more info about eligibility, go to the Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) website or contact HIA Training Staff on 1300 650 620.

Short Courses General Construction

The Short Courses (SC) program provides existing building and construction workers with training 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 you with a contribution towards the funding of each Short Course.

To be eligible, you must be:

  • already working in the construction industry
  • seeking to increase your knowledge in a specific area
  • required by your employer to complete additional training.

The Short Course programs are:

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

To be eligible, 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.

For more info about eligibility, go to the Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) website or contact HIA Training Staff on 1300 650 620.

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SA funding
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WorkReady Program

WorkReady is a South Australian Government initiative that brings together funding for training, employment and skills activities. Individuals need to meet course entry requirements and verify their eligibility for enrolment before applying for the subsidised training program.

Visit the Skills SA website for eligibility and subsidy criteria or call HIA on 1300 650 620.

Construction Industry Training Board Funding

Construction Industry Training Board (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.

Visit the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) website for eligibility and subsidy criteria or call HIA on 1300 650 620.

NOTE: 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 don’t have a CITB number, you can apply for one online or contact CITB on 08 8172 9500. If you aren’t eligible for CITB funding, contact HIA Training to obtain full course fee information.

YOU MUST PROVIDE: Your CITB ID number on your enrolment form to receive the discounted price. Applications for CITB numbers can take up to five days.
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TAS funding
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Skills TAS

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

Training is subsidised by the Department of State Growth, Tasmania, for more information visit the Skills TAS website or call HIA on 1300 650 620.

Keystone Tasmania Funding

Keystone Tasmania (previously The Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry Training Board (TBCITB)), was created to ensure a safer, higher-skilled building and construction workforce. Keystone may offer subsidised training for eligible applicants.

Visit the Keystone Tasmania website for eligibility and subsidy criteria or call HIA on 1300 650 620.

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VIC funding
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The Victorian Government offers a range of subsidised course for eligible Victorian residents. Below you will find the qualifications and current schedule of fees.

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

The Victorian participant program provides nationally accredited qualifications, including:

  • Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) - CPC40110

You will need to dedicate approximately 850 hours to this course. Below is a breakdown of the course costs and subsidised amounts.

2021 government subsidy rate per hour $11.00
Total 2020 government contribution towards course $9,350.00
Total HIA member contribution 2021 government subsidised rate per hour $0
Total HIA member contribution 2021 government subsidised fee $0
Total HIA member contribution 2021 government subsidised concession rate per hour $0
Total HIA member contribution 2021 government subsidised concession fee $0
Total 2021 HIA membership fee required for government subsidised training will vary depending on candidate eligibility  
Total HIA member contribution non-government subsidised fee $3,400.00
Total non-member HIA fee $4,500.00
  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) - CPC50210

You will need to dedicate approximately 1640 hours to this course. Below is a breakdown of the course costs and subsidised amounts.

2021 government subsidy rate per hour $7.00
Total 2021 government contribution towards course $11,480.00
Total HIA member contribution 2021 government subsidised rate per hour $0
Total HIA member contribution 2021 government subsidised fee $0
Total HIA member contribution 2021 government subsidised concession rate per hour $0
Total HIA member contribution 2021 government subsidised concession fee $0
Total 2021 HIA membership fee required for government subsidised training will vary depending on candidate eligibility
 
Total HIA member contribution non-government subsidised fee $6,900.00
Total non-member HIA fee $8,000.00
  • Prepare to work safely in the construction industry - CPCCWHS1001

You will need to dedicate approximately 6 hours to this course. Below is a breakdown of the course costs and subsidised amounts.

HIA approx number of enrolled hours per course
6
2021 Government subsidy rate per hour
$11.00
Total 2021 Government contribution towards course $66.00
Total HIA member contribution 2021 Government subsidised rate per hour $0.00
Total HIA member contribution 2021 Government subsidised fee $0.00
Total HIA member contribution 2021 Government subsidised concession rate per hour $0.00
Total HIA member contribution 2021 Government subsidised concession fee $0.00
Total HIA member contribution non-government subsidised fee $26.70
Total non-member HIA fee $26.70
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WA funding
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The Western Australian Government offers a range of subsidised course for eligible WA residents. Below you will find the qualification and current schedule of fees. 

  • CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
HIA member Future Skills WA ineligible $7,470
Non-member Future Skills WA ineligible $11,350
Lower fees, local skills eligible students Fees capped to an annual total of $400 for unemployed and concession students and youth (ages 15-24), and $1,200 for non-concession students.

Note: 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

Jobs & Skills WA Jobs & Skills WA - lower fees local skills Jobs & Skills WA - skills ready

For more information on the eligibility and subsidy criteria, visit the Jobs and Skills WA website or call HIA on 1300 650 620.

Whether it's a Cert IV to become a builder or just building your career, HIA have a course to suit you. 

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If you're still looking for more information on training, give us a call or hit enquire now and we'll get back to you.

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