BERT Training Fund (BTF) provides training grants and other assistance for workers in the Queensland building and construction industry to learn new skills or develop existing qualifications and knowledge. The organisation is based in Brisbane, Queensland and is a joint union and employer initiative set up in 1991. BTF was previously known as the Queensland Construction Training Fund (QCTF).
Through our training grants and other forms of funding, BTF aims to increase the number of skilled workers in the construction industry and help the industry to take responsibility for the funding of its training needs. BTF offers a range of different training grants, awards and advice about training and up-skilling.
Training grants include:
To see if you are eligible for a training grant, click the blue Worker Training Grants button on this page which will take you to a brief questionnaire. You will then be directed to apply online for one of the above training grants. For more information, visit the About Funding Grants page.
Workers who access funding grants from BTF are able to develop new skills or to improve current qualifications and experience. This leads to better employment options, higher wages and a more productive industry.