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.
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).
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!
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