Students and Parents

The CTF gives you the chance to explore over 130 different occupations in WA’s largest industry - an industry without limits.

The CTF gives you the chance to explore over 130 different occupations in WA’s largest industry – an industry without limits.

Most construction industry employees started their career with an apprenticeship or traineeship, and many have gone on to become leaders in their field through supervision, management and specialised technical roles.

Some have become WA’s most successful and influential business people!

And with the significant amount of infrastructure and residential projects underway and planned for the future, skilled construction workers will be in demand for years to come.

Read the information below then chat to your School’s VET Coordinator about your next step.

Benefits of the CTF

We at the CTF provide opportunities; such as the Try a Trade and Scholarship Programs, for all students to explore a career in the construction industry.

Once in the industry, we provide subsidies for you to access training to upgrade your skills.

This means that CTF reduces the costs of your training as you build your career in WA’s construction industry.

Promoting Women in Construction

The construction industry offers exciting career options for women. But don’t just take our word for it; listen to some young women talk about their careers and future aspirations and read more about women in construction across Australia.

Qualifications and experience – building blocks to a great career

A trade is the most commonly known qualification in the construction industry, with employment opportunities in the residential, commercial and engineering sectors of the industry

Apprenticeship training, like any qualification, can be a great start to your career, but it’s by no means the end of your education, training and career development.

Not interested in a trade? Then you can get a great start through a huge range of specialised qualifications including drafting, estimating, scheduling, planning, decorating or design.

Have a listen to these industry employees as they discuss their career progression, experiences and the goals they have set themselves for the future.

Creating Entrepreneurs and Leaders

Tradespeople and “para professional” often sub-contract to builders and/or construction companies, effectively running and promoting their own businesses in today’s competitive environment.

This quickly fosters new skills in entrepreneurship and business management, and you only need to read the New Homes section of the local paper to see the industry is full of examples of young men and women who have become successful, influential business leaders as a result of their trade backgrounds.