Construction Training Council Updates

Read up on the latest updated from the Construction Training Council.

Construction Industry Strategic Group (CISG)

The CISG’s final meeting for the year was held on the 9 December 2019, new committee members including those from the resources sector were welcomed.

The CISG’s new terms of reference aims to focus on the strategic direction of the construction industry skills requirements, identify future skills requirements for the industry and provide advice and recommendations to the Building and Construction Industry Training Board.

The committee is comprised of experienced representatives from the construction and resources sectors.

Establishment and Variation of Apprenticeship Committee (EVAC) for Civil Construction Qualifications.

The Construction Training Council (CTC) has been working closely with the newly formed training committee established by the Civil Construction Federation (CCF). The committee expressed an interest in varying several qualification outcomes from traineeship to apprenticeship pathways.

The CCF/Civil Train lodged two submissions with the State Training Board (STB) to alter the following qualifications from traineeships to apprenticeships in early 2020:

  • RII30815 – Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations
  • RII31615 – Certificate III in Trenchless Technology

The success of the variation submissions will depend on industry’s response.

The progress of the EVAC submissions can be followed here:

State Priority Occupation List (SPOL)

The CTC has begun consultations with industry to obtain feedback for the Department of Training and Workforce Developments annual SPOL. The SPOL informs and guides workforce planning and development for Western Australia. The SPOL process commences on the 7 February 2020 and final list is due for publication on 30 June 2020.

The Construction occupations listed for discussion in 2020 are:

133111 Construction Project Manager
233211 Civil Engineer
312113 Building Inspector
331111 Bricklayer
331212 Carpenter
333211 Fibrous Plasterer
333411 Wall and Floor Tiler
332111 Plumber (General)
341111 Electrician (General)
712111 Crane, Hoist or Lift Operator
721211 Earthmoving, Plant Operator (General)
721213 Bulldozer Operator
721215 Grader Operator
821113 Earthmoving Labourer

Training Package Developments

The CTC in conjunction with the Department of Training and Workforce Development (DTWD) have reviewed several key Cases for Endorsement projects that are due for submission to the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) on the 25 February 2020.

The CTC has confirmed its support for following project submissions.

  • Brick and Block / Stonemasonry
  • Building and Construction
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Construction Waterproofing
  • Roof Tiling
  • Solid Plastering
  • Wall and Ceiling Lining
  • Wall and Floor Tiling
  • Construction Pathways
  • Demolition
  • High Risk Work
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Swimming Pool and Spa Building

More information on these projects can be found here: