Building and Construction Industry Training Fund
  1. About us
  2. Our services
  3. Our system
  4. Projects
    1. Current projects
    2. Completed projects
  5. Careers
  6. News
Monday, 17 June 2024

Building and Construction Industry Training Fund

Information for PTA contractors about their responsibility to pay the Building and Construction Industry Training Fund levy



The Construction Training Fund (CTF) administers the Building and Construction Industry Training Fund and Levy Collection Act 1990 (the Act). The Act draws on the definition of construction as prescribed in the Construction Industry Portable Paid Long Service Leave Act 1985 (CIPPLSL Act), and terms prescribed in the Building Act 2011 also apply.

All construction works that fall within the terms as prescribed by the CIPPLSL Act and the Building Act where the estimated value of those works is more than $20,000 are subject to the Building and Construction Industry Training Fund levy. The training levy is not limited to projects that require a building permit but also applies to all construction works with an estimated value of more than $20,000 not requiring a building permit, including maintenance, reconstruction, demolition, installations and repairs. The training levy is calculated at 0.2 per cent of the total value of construction and is to be paid prior to the start of the project.

The project owner is responsible for payment of the levy and reporting of project details to the CTF.  Generally this is the head contractor where they are engaged to carry out, or cause to be carried out, all of the construction work.  The Public Transport Authority, as Principal for awarded contacts, does not assume this responsibility and the Contractor should ensure the appropriate levy has been paid prior undertaking any construction works.


Non-payment of the BCITF levy before the start of construction work is an offence. Penalties that may apply are 100 per cent of the unpaid levy for the period that the levy is unpaid; and a fine of $20,000 for an individual or $50,000 for a body corporate.

Training Eligibility and Support

The BCITF levy is what enables the ability for the Fund to provide financial assistance to assist industry obtain and maintain an appropriately skilled workforce. Further information regarding funding; skills training available to workers in the construction industry; and eligibility for assistance can be located via the link:

PTA acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community.
We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and to Elders past, present and emerging; and commit to building a brighter future together.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this site may contain images or names of people who are deceased.

Copyright Disclaimer Terms Of Use Privacy Statement Webmail Copyright 2018 Public Transport Authority of Western Australia
Back To Top