Our Scholarship Program gives students a head start in construction while they finish school.
A Construction Training Fund Scholarship provides students with the best chance of securing a building and construction apprenticeship. Around 200 scholarships are awarded each year to WA students with a passion for building and construction. These pre-apprenticeship programs are highly regarded by employers and may provide credits or reduced time as an apprentice.
NEW! DUAL TRADE PATHWAY
For the first time in 2022, Construction Training Fund will be offering the opportunity to complete a dual trade pathway through either South Metropolitan TAFE or North Metropolitan TAFE. There are two options available:
- Solid Plastering with Wall and Ceiling Lining at Rockingham or Balga campuses; or
- Brick and Blocklaying with Wall and Floor Tiling at the Thornlie or Clarkson campuses
These programs will be supported by the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Company, who will arrange uniforms, and coordinate work experience, mentoring and other support services throughout the two-year scholarship.
The dual trade pathway will provide graduates with the advantage of a foundation in two trade pathways which are in high demand right now.
Applications for the Dual Trade Pathway will close on 30 September 2021. Be one of the first students to complete this exclusive program – numbers are capped at 16 students per campus!
WHO CAN APPLY?
The program is for Year 10 students interested in completing a pre-apprenticeship at school during Years 11 and 12.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
The scholarship is fully funded by the Construction Training Fund - there is no cost to the student, school or parents.
Each scholarship is valued at $10,000 and covers the costs of:
- The fees, enrolment and resource costs for the pre-apprenticeship course with a partner Registered Training Organisation,
- safety equipment and clothing,
- work experience,
- regular mentoring by industry experts,
- specialist workshops,
- advice about careers and pathways,
- meetings with industry employers, and
- regular reports to parents and schools.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Students attend training one day a week during Years 11 and 12 at one of our partner training providers Click here for locations
Students also complete 220 hours of work experience with an employer to put the skills learned into practice in a real workplace. Completion of the program contributes points towards the WA Certificate of Education (WACE).
HOW DO I APPLY
Applications for pathways into carpentry and joinery, plumbing and gasfitting, and para-professionals have now closed for 2021.
You can still apply for one of the new dual-trades pathways or painting and decorating up until 30 September 2021.
The application must be endorsed by a teacher or someone from your school and a parent/primary caregiver.
Once the application has been submitted, the nominated Training Providers will be in touch with students to arrange an interview once applications close. These interviews will usually occur in September and October.
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