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



Dogman Licence
Erect Safe Scaffolding-Intermediate
Erect Safe Scaffolding-Basic
Slewing Crane
Slewing Crane
Slewing Crane
Vehicle Loading Crane
Non-Slewing Crane
Rigging Licence
Rigging Licence
Confined Space
Construction Industry (White Card)
Manual Handling
First Aid Certificate
Telehandler Certificate
Safe Working at Heights
Backhoe Ticket
Bobcat/SkidSteer licence
Dozer Ticket
Dump Truck
Excavator Ticket
Front end loader ticket
Roller Ticket
Grader Ticket

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