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Construction Futures

Our Construction Futures team and resources help you learn more about careers in construction and discover your ideal role, which includes the Construction Futures Centre. A fun-filled, interactive space for school-aged children and adults to explore the wide variety of building and construction career pathways.

Gain career opportunities in the construction industry.

Explore different pathways and find your ideal role.

With Construction Futures, you can access practical resources and learn about careers in building and construction.

Are you looking for a taste of the construction industry? Western Australia has a wealth of career opportunities for students and adults with work-ready skills. Our qualified team offer valuable tools designed to educate you about the options available. Get trade qualified and learn how we can help today.

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Visit our interactive Construction Futures Centre

The Construction Futures Centre (CFC) is a career development facility, using AR, VR, simulators and games to give young people (and adults) some ideas of what construction is and what careers are available in the industry. The animated space is for students and adults to explore the wide variety of pathways in the building industry.

Excursions are free and bookings are essential. We take groups of up to 50 for 90-minute school excursions or a one-hour industry walk-through. We also offer bespoke bookings upon request.

Come and visit us at 104 Belgravia Street in Belmont and learn about the careers in construction. Our team caters to all students, focusing on those in years 9 to 11.

Support for Schools and Teachers

Our teaching resources target different ages and learning stages to help schools create a focused learning experience for students visiting our centre. Each learning activity is linked to the WA Curriculum’s work-ready skills and encourages students to be prepared and inspired.

Connect your students with the right support.

For regional areas, we can bring our career incursions to you with talks and expos delivered to schools across the state.

Career Taster

Our Construction Futures Centre team supports students via the Year 9 Career Taster Program (CTP) to make educated career choices. The program is for young people still in school to learn about the industry and get them ready for further study. Students take part in building and construction activities and career development to inspire them on their pathway.

Try-A-Trade

CTF’s fully-funded program gives school students, school leavers and mature-age job seekers a chance to try various trades in the construction industry. Unlock practical training, prepare for specialised careers and learn in-demand job skills while exploring your options.

Each course focuses on two to three trades. Courses run throughout the year and include a combination of trades such as bricklaying, building and design, civil construction, electrical, carpentry, wall and ceiling lining, painting and more.

Pre-Apprentice Scholarship

Pre-Apprentice Scholarship

Year 11 and 12 students can combine work experience, training and education in our scholarship. The program helps students explore and plan career options and may reduce time as an apprentice.

Students can get job-ready with advice from Industry Training Advisors and past students. The program is fully funded. We are now taking expressions of interest for 2023.

VET Programs and Support

If you're interested in construction, connect with a VET program and gain work experience and career support.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses are designed for high school students to transition into work and higher education. You can also apply for a $250 award upon completion for eligible Certificate II qualifications.

VET in Schools
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Starting an Apprenticeship

Not sure where to start?

Apprenticeships and traineeships allow you to learn on the job while getting paid. There is no one way to get an apprenticeship and there are plenty of options to choose from, depending on your interests.

You can start your pathway and increase your career opportunities in the construction industry whether in school, as a leaver or as a mature-age entrant. Apply for a scholarship, get a taste of different trades and prepare for an apprenticeship.

Support for Students

Find your ideal job and join the building and construction industry.

Our Industry Training Advisors (ITA) work alongside Registered Training Organisations (RTO)to help advise you on your pathway into construction. Access resources and find the right career for you.

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Pathways to Construction

Did you know you can get on track for a construction career in school as early as Year 9? Explore the mix of construction-based programs, regardless of where you are in your studies.

Choose from VET courses, Scholarship programs, Try-A-Trade and tertiary options. Our Construction Futures team connects you with an ITA to determine the best pathway.

Industry Benefits and Careers

Construction Futures is dedicated to helping you find career opportunities in the construction industry. Explore the lifestyle and unlock benefits such as job security, flexible work locations, good money and job diversity. Learn how our team can help you be part of something bigger and discover the perfect career.

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Construction Training Fund acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land throughout Western Australia and pay our respect to the Elders both past and present. We thank them for their ongoing custodianship of the lands and waters, and celebrate their rich culture of art, song, dance, language, and stories.