RCR Training

Building and Construction Training Subsidies

The Building and Construction Industry Training Fund (BCITF) supports the training of eligible people in the building and construction industry.

The goals of the BCITF are to improve the quality of training and to increase the number of skilled workers in the building and construction industry. The BCITF collects a small training levy from all construction projects in Western Australia and the funds received from the collection of the training levy go back to the industry to support training and skills development.

The BCITF Construction Skills Program provides subsidies of up to 80% of course costs for courses that develop, maintain or improve skills relevant to employment in the building and construction industry.

RCR Engineering offers a range of Construction training courses (undertaken at the RCR Training Centre in Geraldton) that may be eligible for subsidy from the BCITF….

Course

Duration

Cost

BCITF Subsidy

Crane 60 Tonne Slewing – C6
3 Days
$635
$508
Crane Non Slewing - CN
4 Days
$635
$508
Crane Vehicle Loading/Hiab
2 Days
$395
$316
Dogging - DG
4 Days
$600
$480
Elevated Work Platform - WP
1 Day
$365
$208
Enter Confined Space
1.5 Days
$365
$120
Forklift - LF
1.5 Days
$365
$164
Operate Overhead Crane
3 Hrs
$145
$116
Rigging Basic - RB
3 Days
$600
$480
Rigging Intermediate -RI
3 Days
$600
$340
Scaffolding Basic - SB
3 Days
$600
$480
Scaffolding Intermediate - SI
3 Days
$600
$360
Work Safely at Heights
1 Day
$220
$168

To receive the BCITF training subsidy a trainee must be:

  • Currently directly employed full time in the building and construction industry in WA in appropriate on-site work within 3 months prior to the training and, on completion of the course, must intend to continue working in the building and construction industry.
  • If unemployed, be able to demonstrate that they were directly employed in the building and construction industry in WA on a full-time basis within the previous 12 months from the date of course commencement; or
  • Where no recent work experience is involved have written evidence of an employment offer from a construction company or contractor in the building and construction industry and be undertaking a course of training that is specific to the building and construction industry and has no application to other industries.
  • This facility is not available for employees of labour hire companies.

Upon course completion employers and individuals can make claims for subsidies direct form BCITF

  • The BCITF reserves the right to the final determination of eligibility for subsidies under any of the Fund’s training programs.
  • RCR Engineering recommends that you check the BCITF website at www.bcitf.org for up to date eligibility criteria and further information about the BCITF, its programs and refunds process. You can also contact them on ( 9381 3900 or email inquiries@bcitf.org

The following ‘Supplementary Skills Program’ forms can be downloaded from the BCITF website or are available from RCR Engineering upon request….

Employer

Individual

  • Training Assistance Claim Form – Employers
  • Work History Form
  • Course Participant Schedule
  • Training Assistance Claim Form – Individuals
  • Individual Trainee Attendance Advice