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Government supported 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).

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)

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
2017 Government subsidy rate per hour
$11.00
Total 2017 Government contribution towards course $9,350.00
Total HIA member contribution 2017 Government subsidised rate per hour $0.00
Total HIA member contribution 2017 Government subsidised fee $0.00
Total HIA member contribution 2017 Government subsidised concession rate per hour $0.00
Total HIA member contribution 2017 Government subsidised concession fee $0.00
Total 2017 HIA Membership fee required for government subsudised training $725.00
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
2017 Government subsidy rate per hour
$7.00
Total 2017 Government contribution towards course $11,480.00
Total HIA member contribution 2017 Government subsidised rate per hour $0.60
Total HIA member contribution 2017 Government subsidised fee $990.00
Total HIA member contribution 2017 Government subsidised concession rate per hour $0.12
Total HIA member contribution 2017 Government subsidised concession fee $198.00
Total 2017 HIA Membership fee required for government subsudised training $725.00
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 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 1230 students. This sample represents 46 per cent of this organisation’s training delivery in the 2016 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.

Check your eligibility

Rohit Gupta, National Audit and Compliance Manager
Housing Industry Association Ltd.
03 9280 8200