Industry Funding


BERT Training Fund (BTF) is a joint Union and Employer initiative which provides members of the Building Employees Redundancy Trust (BERT) with funding and assistance to improve their skills. The fund which was previously known as the Queensland Construction Training Fund (QCTF) was established in 1991 to enable industry to take responsibility for the funding of its training needs.

Who does BERT Funding help? 

BERT Training Fund (BTF) assists in the training of workers in the building and construction industry who are members of the Building Employees Redundancy Trust (BERT). Through skills training, workers can increase their skills, knowledge and expertise. This leads to better employment options, higher wages and a more productive industry. BTF will provide assistance in both the trade and non-trade occupations and in the building, civil and engineering construction sectors of the industry. The applicant may either be employed or unemployed.

BERT Funding

How BERT Training grants work

  • 1) Be a member

    Make sure that you are a BERT member.

  • 2) Find Your Course

    Find out what course you would like to do and note the details. Make sure it’s with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

  • 3) Apply

    Apply for a grant online with BTF (BTF recommends you do this prior to undertaking the course) – allow 5 to 10 working days for approval.

  • 4) Start your Training

    Once your grant is approved in writing, pay and enrol in your chosen course and do the training.

  • 5) Complete your Training

    When your training is complete send the following information to BTF:

    • A copy of the paid invoice from the RTO that delivered the training;
    • A copy of the training results (Statement of Attainment/Qualification or driving assessment report);
    • A copy of your Separation Certificate (if applicable); and
    • A copy of your bank statement clearly displaying the name of the bank, the account name and the BSB and account numbers.

Want to find out more? View the Training Grants Fact Sheet for further information on eligibility criteria and the type of courses BERT funds.

There are multiple funding options available to you for various courses through State and Federal Funding. We can give you advice and guidance on which funding options fit best with your skills and goals!


Course Type

Course Category

Funding Options




Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

Dogman Licence

Licence to perform dogging

Erect Safe Scaffolding-Intermediate

Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding intermediate level

Erect Safe Scaffolding-Basic

Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level

Slewing Crane

Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane - (C2) Up to 20 tonne

Slewing Crane

Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane - (C6) Up to 60 tonne

Slewing Crane

Licence to operate a slewing mobile crane - (C1) Up to 100 tonne

Vehicle Loading Crane

Licence to operate a vehicle loading crane (Capacity 10 metre tonnes and above)

Non-Slewing Crane

Conduct Non-Slewing Crane Operations

Rigging Licence

Licence to perform rigging basic level

Rigging Licence

Licence to perform rigging intermediate level

Confined Space

Enter and work in confined spaces

Construction Industry (White Card)

Construction Induction Card (White Card)

Manual Handling

Shift Materials Safely Using Manual Handling Methods

First Aid Certificate

Provide First Aid and Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Telehandler Certificate

Conduct Telescopic Materials Handler Operations

Safe Working at Heights

Work Safely at Heights

Backhoe Ticket

Conduct Backhoe/ Loader Operations

Bobcat/SkidSteer licence

Conduct Civil Construction Skid Steer Loader Operations

Dozer Ticket

Conduct Civil Construction Dozer Operations

Dump Truck

Conduct Rigid Haul Truck Operations

Excavator Ticket

Conduct Civil Construction Excavator Operations

Front end loader ticket

Conduct Civil Construction Wheeled Front End Loader Operations

Roller Ticket

Conduct Roller Operations

Grader Ticket

Conduct Civil Construction Grader Operations

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