From 1 July 2015, all new Worker Grant applications will require a copy of the applicant's bank statement clearly displaying the name of the bank, the account name and the BSB and account numbers as well as the standard documentation.
From 1 July 2015, new applicants will be eligible for a third grant provided that the total funding amount for the previous two grants was below $1500.
BTF does not fund Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) assessment.
BERT Training fund (BTF) regularly organises courses for Queensland and Northern Territory construction workers looking to upskill themselves.
Six employees from Wadsworth Constructions received funding for a Work Safely at Heights course through Prosafe Training.
The Wadsworth group said they had only recently heard about BTF but looked forward to using the fund to help upskill themselves further in the future.
“It’s always good to take the opportunity to upskill yourself when you can. It makes you more employable and serves as a tipping point if an employer ever has to choose between you and another candidate,” they said.
“Employers will always prefer someone who has more skills and are better qualified…so opportunities like this one are good to take.”
The course was run at the Construction Training Centre (CTC) through the Hot Leasing initiative. The scheme was introduced last year to provide registered training organisations and their students with state-of-the-art facilities, designed and installed specifically to cater for high risk work licence and construction safety courses.
CTC Chief Executive Officer, Phil Diver said the initiative has been a significant game changer for the industry.
“No longer does an RTO delivering short-course training have to make large investments in assets that will lay idle for significant periods of time,” he said.
“Hot Leasing is flexible, and affordable, allowing RTOs to concentrate on what they do best – delivering the training”.
The course was organised by BTF’s Workforce Development Manager, Michael Booth who is responsible for coordinating a number of different training sessions throughout the year.
If you are a BERT member looking to do some training call BTF for more information about our training grants on 07 3833 1191.