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Trainwest- Perth’s Premier Training Company

In today’s competitive market, having the right skills and qualifications is important. Vocational education and training (VET) provides practical skills and knowledge aligned with the needs of industry and business, through nationally recognised qualifications.

Trainwest has approval to provide the following funding access options.

Jobs and Skills WA

WA State Government

Jobs and Skills WA is the way the State Government prioritises its investment in training to focus on courses that equip people to take up jobs that are or will be in high demand, and in the services provided to support people to achieve successful training and employment outcomes.

You are eligible for a subsidised training place if your primary place of residence is in Western Australia and you are: 
  • an Australian citizen; or
  • a permanent visa holder; or
  • a holder of visa subclass 309, 444, 785, 790, 820 or 826; or
  • a dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457; or
  • a Bridging Visa E holder (subclasses 050 and 051) and you have made a valid application for a visa of subclass 785 or 790.
Subsidised programs through Jobs and skills WA are aligned into the following subsidy programs: 
  • Apprenticeships & Traineeships (click for further details)
  • Existing Worker Traineeships (click for further details)
  • Higher level courses (click for further details)
  • Priority Industry qualifications
  • General Industry Training courses
Trainwest’s  “Traineeship” funding currently available includes:
  • BSB20115 Certificate II in Business
  • BSB30115 Certificate III in Business
  • BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration
  • FNS30115 Certificate III in Financial Services
  • TLI21616 Certificate II in Warehousing Operations
  • TLI31616 Certificate III in Warehousing Operations
  • other qualifications are eligible, please contact us to discuss

To see Trainwest’s full Jobs and Skills WA eligible qualifications, please click here.

See information on Fees and Charges for Jobs and Skills WA eligible qualifications below.

Industry Training Funding

Construction Industry Training Fund (CTF)

The construction industry is the largest industry in WA.  CTF is committed to regularly updating employees in this sector to support individuals maintain employment, and ensure high health and safety standards for the industry.

The Construction Training Fund is made available to organisations and their staff within the construction industry to offset the cost of up-skilling staff, and to provide support to develop the required skills in the construction industry. The Construction Training Fund can meet up to 70% of the costs of a wide range of approved short training courses (and up to 80% for training delivered in regional areas).  

All courses supported by the Construction Training Fund are delivered by qualified training personnel through Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).

The CTF Supplementary Skills and Occupational Health and Safety Programs provide subsidies to eligible construction industry workers (including apprentices and trainees) who successfully complete training in a range of short training courses to obtain or upgrade the skills essential for their work role.

Courses recognised in the CTF Supplementary Skills program must have direct benefits for the skills and/or knowledge base of workers in the construction industry. The main areas covered in the Supplementary Skills program are:

  • Construction Skills (practical skills that may result in  a certificate of competency or a’ticket’ to operate machinery or plant).
  • Industry Skills (management, business, technology and communication)
  • Software Skills
  • Occupational Licensing
  • Higher Qualifications
  • Occupational Safety & Health


Trainwest “Construction Skills”covered by Construction Training Fund funding include:

  • TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck
  • CPCCLDG3001A Licence to perform dogging
  • CPCCLRG3001A Licence to perform rigging basic level
  • RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights
  • TLILIC0005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform
  • RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces

Trainwest “higher qualifications” covered by Construction Training Fund funding include:

  • BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
  • BSB41419 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
  • BSB41515 Certificate IV in Project Management
  • BSB51319 Diploma of Work Health and Safety

Trainwest “Industry Skills” short courses covered by Construction Training Fund funding include:

  • Safety and Health Representatives course
  • Supervisory and frontline management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Business skills

Trainwest “Software Skills” short courses covered by Construction Training Fund funding include:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
Talk to us Today about how we can help you access funding subsidies with CTF! 

How to claim?

Claims can be lodged directly with CTF via their online claims system at ctf.wa.gov.au. Claimants can create a unique account with CTF to upload and view the progress of all claims. 

Individual claim:

  • Provide a copy of tax receipt from the training provider
  • Provide a copy of statement of attainment or completion certificate for the course 
  • If unemployed, complete an Individual work history declaration and provide minimum six months of work history within 12 months prior to course commencement

Employer claim

  • Provide a copy of tax receipt from the training provider
  • Provide a copy of statement of attainment or completion certificate for the course 
  • Attach a tax invoice from the company to Construction Training Fund with subsidy amount plus GST.


Department of Training and Workforce Development (DTWD) - VET Fees and Charges Policy 2020

To enrol into any Jobs and Skills WA funded training, students must pay fees and charges in accordance with the DTWD VET Fees and Charges Policy 2020.


For a detailed overview of Trainwest fees and charges refer to Trainwest Funded Student Fee Information Table. Please 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.

Trainwest will provide you with the skills, knowledge and practices to get the job done.

You can get in touch with us on our contact form, by email, or by phone on 1300 938 411. The Trainwest team are always here to discuss your training requirements in Perth, regional WA or throughout Australia.