Construction Training Fund in Australia

Three and four day Try-A-Trade programs come at no cost to the student or school

Construction Training Fund
Skill Hire are fully funded through the Construction Training Fund (CTF) to deliver Try-A-Trade programs to school students from years 9 and 10. All programs are hands on and provide students with an insight and taster in the industry.

Try-A-Trade programs can be delivered at our purpose built training facility or at any suitable school location.

Our Try-A-Trade program covers:

  • Basic understanding of OHS standards and site signage
  • Gain basic hand and technical skills
  • Take part in practical projects
  • Workplace behaviour, verbal communication and workplace expectations
  • Hazard identification and risk assessment
  • Planning, prioritising and organising work tasks
  • Personal protective clothing and equipment
  • Combination of two different trade areas (carpentry and bricklaying)
Skill Hire Try-A-Trade brickwork

Who can attend:

Programs are open to students from years 9 and 10 and are ideal for students that have expressed an interest in a trade based career but are unsure if this is a career they wish to pursue. We require a minimum of 12 students and a maximum of 16 students per group.

Semester two is open to years 9 and 10 with a 50/50 ratio.

How to book:

  • Skill Hire trainers create an excellent relationship with all students thus making the three days enjoyable for all participants

    Busselton Senior High School
  • Students have learnt skills such as setting out, mixing mud, leveling, working in teams, communications and producing a sound product at the end (letter box).

    Busselton Senior High School
  • Thank you for allowing Greg Knobloch the time to present to our VET Induction Day.....The information contained in his OHS presentation was highly engaging and of utmost importance in preparing students for their upcoming work placements. We very much appreciate his time, expertise and experience in this area...

    Dainon Couzic & Connie Watson
    Busselton Senior High School
  • The year 11 and 12 students have loved the three day course in the Trade Centre.

    Busselton Senior High School
  • A HUGE thank you for organising the Try-A-Trade for our students. All three teachers have come back to school absolutely buzzing about what the boys achieved in those three days and what a fantastic program it is. They also said the trainer was amazing and worked so well with the boys.

    Carlee Ingleson
    Churchlands School
  • The SOP delivered by Skill Hire has been exceptional.

    Busselton Senior High School
  • All students enjoyed their time at Skill Hire very much. Students were excited to see the end result, but were just as excited to demolish it!

    (These students recently took part in a three day Try-A-Trade course at Skill Hire, funded by the Construction Training Fund)

    Secondary School
  • Working with Skill Hire was an absolute joy! Our students enjoyed an unsurpassed opportunity to learn and develop skills that supported their career aspirations. The opportunity to engage with on-site works meant that our students have now had a real experience of these trades and feel more confident in their ability to succeed.

    Vanessa Buemi
    Cyril Jackson Senior High School
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