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Construction Futures Centre

Visit our interactive space that gives young people, students and adults the opportunity to explore a wide variety of construction pathways.

Building and construction is one of WA’s largest industries. The Construction Futures Centre is designed to educate and encourage students and mature-age job seekers to learn about the diverse career options through an immersive experience.

Our qualified team and venue are inspiring the next generation of construction workers with a range of exhibits. These learning experiences reveal the industry’s significance to the economic and social wellbeing of WA via practical activities, arcade-style games and virtual reality simulators. Book for free today.

Attending the Construction Futures Centre

This engaging and educational excursion is suitable for anyone interested in a career in construction.

We accept bookings for school-aged children and adults to attend a 90-minute excursion or a 30 minute walk-through. The goal of our Construction Futures Centre is to stimulate interest in the industry and motivate young adults to pursue a fulfilling career in construction.

Visits are facilitated by our staff members. We can tailor your excursion to suit various age groups and subject requirements and have a range of experiences that support the Australian Curriculum and STEM areas.

Entry into the Construction Futures Centre is free; however, bookings are essential.

Venue Location

Find us in Belmont at 104 Belgravia Street.

The venue is accessible from north and south suburbs via the Graham Farmer Freeway, Tonkin Highway and Great Eastern Highway. The centre includes two-floor areas with wheelchair access from level 1 and a theatre with a hearing loop.

Interactive Games and Activities

Students will have the chance to engage with multimedia and virtual and augmented reality technologies during their visit.

Our displays highlight the careers available in construction and invites students to explore their options. Many of the exhibits are interactive with touch screens and fun trade activities. Try different tasks such as videos, games, kinetic sand and hands-on experiences.

How to Book

We take groups of up to 40 with no charge to schools or participants. Booking is compulsory and students must be supervised by the school or organisation attending.

Once confirmed you will recieve an email notification to confirm your booking has been received. A reminder email will also be sent the day prior to your booking allocation with our contact details in case you need to make a change to your booking.

On the day of your excursion, our team will greet the group at the student entry point around the side of the CTF building and direct them into the building to start the program.

Venue Guidelines

We recommend a minimum of two supervisors per excursion, with a preferred ratio of one adult to 10 students for Years 5 to 10 and one adult per group of 15 for Years 11 and 12 students.

Function Options

Hire the Construction Futures Centre venue for your next construction industry workshop, conference, or seminar.

The centre is a valuable space for informing school students, industry workers and the community about the various careers in building and construction. We welcome workshops, educational and networking events that advance and support the industry.

Construction Futures Centre Bus Subsidy

The Construction Futures Centre is piloting a bus subsidy for any WA High School attending the CFC with an ICSEA of 1000 or less. Schools can claim twice per year, with a maximum of $600 per excursion for metro schools and $1,000 for regional school. The process for claiming the subsidy is below, however eligible schools will also be emailed after they make a booking with more information.    

  1. Book your Construction Futures Centre (CFC) Excursion
  1. If your school has an ICSEA of 1000 or less the CFC will email you to fill in and submit a Vendor Maintenance Form (this will reduce delays when submitting invoice to CTF) 
  1. Book and hire your bus as you would normally. 
  1. After you have attended the CFC Excursion and paid for your bus, send an invoice from the school attaching a copy of the bus hire tax invoice/receipt (please ensure the date for bus hire matches your excursion date) to CTF for reimbursement to  
  1. CTF will pay via EFT in 20 days. 

Bus subsidy FAQs

Who qualifies for the bus subsidy? 

Government Schools with an ICSEA (Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage) value of 1000 or less. 

What is the value of the rebate? 

The bus subsidy is capped at $600 per excursion for metro schools and $1000 for regional schools. 

How many times can I utilise the bus subsidy? 

Twice per financial year 

I have booked another excursion on the same day as my excursion to the CFC, can I still claim the bus subsidy? 

Yes, you can, so long as you attend the CFC Excursion. For example, regional school could book a CFC excursion during country week and hire the bus for the whole week; we would reimburse you based on your attendance that day.  

How do I claim? 

See steps 1-5 above. Schools must provide a completed FIN001 Vendor Maintenance Form, and an Invoice to CTF with a copy of the receipt for the bus, which must be dated the same date (or cover the date range) as the excursion to the CFC. If the dates do not match CTF will not reimburse you for the bus hire. 

    Construction Futures Centre FAQs

    How long should we allow for the excursion?+

    Please allow up to 90 minutes plus travel time for excursions to the Construction Futures Centre. Upon arrival, students will undertake an induction presentation about careers in construction and a short video explaining the different sectors of the industry.

    Is the Construction Futures Centre open to the public?+

    Yes the centre is open to the general public, however bookings are essential.

    Do the centre facilitators have a Working With Children Check clearance?+

    Our Construction Futures Centre staff have current Working With Children Checks and National Police clearances. The team are experienced presenters with appropriate qualifications and experience to guide students through the excursion. Staff also hold current first-aid certifications.

    What does the excursion cover?+

    Students will explore three different areas during the excursion covering residential,

    commercial and civil construction sectors of the industry. We recommend excursion

    supervisors divide the cohort into two groups before arriving at the Construction Futures Centre.

    Is photography permitted in the venue?+

    Students may take photos inside the Construction Futures Centre.

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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.