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Government subsidised training

HIA offers a number of state and federal government supported courses and qualifications.


ACT funding

Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Authority (TFA) ACT Government Training Fund Authority

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

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

If you're 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.

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, see 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.

Qualification name

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'll need to ensure that you have the following ready to help finalise 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. Contact the HIA Training Services office if you need help 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 started on 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

HIA policies:
Participant handbook
Refunds and appeals

Consumer protection contacts:
State Training Services Customer Support Centre
NSW Government
1300 772 104
smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au


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Queensland funding

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 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.

Higher Level Skills (HLS)

Our High Level Skills courses are for when you’re keen to move into a higher-level role in general construction. The program provides nationally accredited qualifications.

Are you:

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

The Higher Level Skills Program provides nationally accredited qualifications including:

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

To be eligible for Higher Level Skills Funding (HLS), 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, check out the csq.org.au or contact HIA Training Staff

Short Courses General Construction

The Short Courses (SC) 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 contribution towards funding of each Short Course.

Are you:

  • already working in the construction industry
  • seeking to increase your knowledge in a specific area
  • have perhaps been asked by your boss to complete additional training.

Short courses funded are:

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

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

For more info about eligibility, check out the csq.org.au or contact HIA Training Staff


SA funding

Work Ready Funded ProgramsWorkReadyGovernment of South Australia

  • 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 skills.sa.gov.au for eligibility and subsidy criteria or call us on 1300 650 620.

CITB funding:CITB


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 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 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.


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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 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 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
2020 Government subsidy rate per hour
$11.00
Total 2020 Government contribution towards course $9,350.00
Total HIA member contribution 2020 Government subsidised rate per hour $0
Total HIA member contribution 2020 Government subsidised fee $0
Total HIA member contribution 2020 Government subsidised concession rate per hour $0
Total HIA member contribution 2020 Government subsidised concession fee $0
Total 2020 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

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

HIA approx number of enrolled hours per course
1640
2020 Government subsidy rate per hour
$7.00
Total 2020 Government contribution towards course $11,480.00
Total HIA member contribution 2020 Government subsidised rate per hour $0
Total HIA member contribution 2020 Government subsidised fee $0
Total HIA member contribution 2020 Government subsidised concession rate per hour $0
Total HIA member contribution 2020 Government subsidised concession fee $0
Total 2019 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

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


WA schedule of fees

Jobs & Skills WA

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.

 


Northern Territory funding

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 information go to NT User Choice Funding or contact HIA Training Staff.

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