Did you know that if you are a member of BERT, you may be eligible for funding from BERT Training Fund (BTF) to reimburse the costs of certain courses.

BERT Training Fund (BTF) is a joint union and Employer initiative which provides members of the Building Employees Redundancy Trust (BERT) with funding and assistance to improve their skills.

Who We Help

BERT Training Fund (BTF) assists in the training of workers in the building and construction industry who are members of the Building Employees Redundancy Trust (BERT). Through skills training, workers can increase their skills, knowledge and expertise. This leads to better employment options, higher wages and a more productive industry. BTF will provide assistance in both the trade and non-trade occupations and in the building, civil and engineering construction sectors of the industry. The applicant may either be employed or unemployed.

How Training Grants Work

  1. Make sure that you are a BERT member.
  2. Choose which course you would like to train with Civil Safety
  3. Apply for a grant online with BTF (BTF recommends you do this prior to undertaking the course) – allow 3 to 5 working days for approval
  4. Once your grant is approved in writing, pay and enrol in your chosen course and do the training.
  5. When your training is complete send us:
  • A copy of the paid invoice from the RTO that delivered the training;
  • A copy of the training results (Statement of Attainment/Qualification or driving assessment report);
  • A copy of your Separation Certificate (if applicable); and
  • A copy of your bank statement clearly displaying the name of the bank, the account name and the BSB and account numbers.

Want to find out more?

Download the BERT Training Grants Fact Sheet (here) for further information on eligibility criteria and the type of courses we fund

It is a requirement for Civil Safety Pty Ltd to publish the most recent Australian Quality Training Framework audit report. View Civil Safety’s Audit Report (pdf) here