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Commonwealth Funding Support for Trainees (as at July 2015)

For more information about funding for contracts of training, please contact the Civil Train/Mining Train office and ask to speak to a Business Development Manager.

Commonwealth NEW Employee Incentive 

Maximum funding


Funding process

This incentive is paid to an employer who enters into a Contract of Training with a new employee providing that the duration of the contract is 24 months or longer and the employee meets eligibility requirements. The eligibility can be confirmed by a RTO. If an eligible new employee is signed to a Contract of Training within the first three months of employment the employer may receive an incentive totaling $4,000.00.

Funding schedule

After six months as of Contract of Training has been signed:  $1,500.00

On completion of the Contract of Training: $2,500.00                                                                                             

Eligibility requirements

Australian Apprenticeship Centres (AAC) provide the employer and employee (trainee) with advice on the selection of the appropriate Training Package and RTO, understanding the mutual rights, responsibilities and obligations of the Contract of Training, completing and registering the training agreement. They also provide advice and on Commonwealth and State Government incentives (payments) available and assist in lodging claims (if eligible). The AAC’s are contracted by the Commonwealth Government to provide a free service to employers and employees (trainees). For more information contact your local AAC or go to


South Australia


WorkReady/Skilling South Australia is an initiative of the Government of South Australia.  Civil Train/Mining Train is a WorkReady/Skilling South Australia provider.  Eligibility criteria apply. For more information about the courses Civil Train offers under this funding, including eligibility and enrolment conditions, please click here or contact the Civil Train/Mining Train office and ask to speak to a Business Development Manager.

CITB Funding Support

CITB was established under the South Australian Construction Industry Training Fund Act 1993 to support and fund training programs across all three sectors of the building and construction industry (Housing, Commercial and Civil). For more information click here, visit the CITB website or contact the Civil Train SA office and ask to speak to a Business Development Manager.

Western Australia


Learners undertaking a civil construction traineeship in Western Australia may be eligible to claim up to $16,000 from the Construction Training Fund (CTF).  The CTF assesses each learner for eligibility, ensuring they are employed within the building and construction industry of WA, and complete site work.

Learners may be eligible to claim up to 80% of the course cost form the CTf once they have completed a course identified under the eligible supplementary skils program.

Eligibility criteria applies.  Please contact the CTF for further information.