Employing an Apprentice

We help to reduce the cost of training when you employ an apprentice.

It is not always easy to convince employers to train an apprentice. But thanks to Construction Training Fund and Federal Government incentives, the cost of hosting an apprentice or trainee has fallen substantially.

When you are ready to employ an apprentice, you need to contact a member of the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network. In Western Australia that is MEGT, Chambers Apprenticeship Support Australia and The BUSY Group.

You, as the employer, and your selected construction industry apprentice-to-be, sign a training contract and register it with the State Training Authority. You are both assessed, to ensure you are eligible for incentives including those paid by the Construction Training Fund.

You and your apprentice and a Registered Training Organisation arrange a training schedule and sign a training plan. You will receive a prompt to claim your first incentive payment from CTF six months later and halfway through the apprenticeship.

The RTO maintains regular contact with the apprentice and the employer and again a month before the apprenticeship is scheduled to finish. The Australian Apprenticeship Support Network and training provider can help employers with any queries.

CTF makes payments at six months, 18 months and after an apprenticeship is successfully completed. For a complete picture of the incentives and wage subsidies on offer if you hire an apprentice or trainee, you can find our funding details in the CTF Levy and Disbursements Guide.

There are also incentives for employers to hire mature-age apprentices, such as the Federal Government’s Support for Adult Australian Apprentices.

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Construction Training Fund acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land throughout Western Australia and pay our respect to the Elders both past and present. We thank them for their ongoing custodianship of the lands and waters, and celebrate their rich culture of art, song, dance, language, and stories.