Try-A-Trade

Our Try-a-Trade program gives Year 9 and 10 students a chance to try two to three trades.

Construction Training Fund works with selected Registered Training Organisations to offer Year 9 and 10 students a hands-on experience of two to three trades during school terms. CTF funds the Try-A-Trade courses, so there is no cost to students or schools.

Try-a-Trade programs are run by specialist construction registered training organisations.

Each program focuses on two to three careers such as bricklaying, carpentry, painting, plumbing, tiling, electrical, estimating, scheduling, design, plastering and civil construction.

Students get hands-on experience of trades and an idea of the key skills needed to do the job. Professional lecturers guide students through practical activities.

Once completed, Try-A-Trade students will have gained a better understanding of the skills they need to start a construction career. CTF’s Industry Training Advisors can help answer students’ questions and outline next steps for education and career.

For more information, please email ita@ctf.wa.gov.au or phone 08 9244 0100. We’re here to help.

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