Based at Holden Hill, South Australia, FCTA is registered with theAustralian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) RTO Code 40057 and for training with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). We offer the same training qualifications in Bricklaying, Solid Plastering, Wall & Ceiling Lining and Tiling as any TAFE.

The difference is that FCTA offers flexible timing and training for both apprentices and people seeking to gain work in the building industry.

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OUR APPRENTICE COURSES

  • Bricklaying
  • Tiling
  • Solid Plastering
  • Wall & Ceiling Lining

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Employer Incentives

Employing a South Australian Apprentice

ABBTF Brickstart Subsidy: For BRICKLAYING APPRENTICES ONLY
ABBTF is the only trade body in Australia providing financial support to its industry members.   The Brickstart Subsidy provides up to $3,000 in wage support over three years for bricklayers and builders directly employing bricklaying apprentices – with $1,000 paid on the satisfactory completion of each of the first three years of the apprenticeship.

ABBTF Support for Adult Apprentice Bricklayers (SAAB):
Support is available for the employment of adult bricklayer apprentices between the age of 21 and 24 years.  A $2,000 subsidy is paid to the employer on the completion of Year 1 of the apprenticeship.  Full details are available Here.  

Federal Government Subsidy: FOR ALL APPRENTICES
A $4,000 grant is available over the life of the Apprenticeship together with other specific benefits.  These are included in the ABBTF brochure below and further details are available at the Australian Apprenticeships website.

Group Training Organisation Hosting:
Bricklayers and builders wishing to employ a new apprentice through a Group Training Organisation (GTO) should enquire in relation to SAAB funding arrangements with the GTO.  View South Australian GTO Locations

Further details on all subsidies are set out in the following brochure, also downloadable here.  For more information or to commence with an apprentice, contact the State office of ABBTF.

ABBTF is the only trade body in Australia to provide financial support.  Together with the Federal Government and CITB subsidies (conditions apply), there is total support of $15,400 for signing a new apprentice bricklayer.

Group Training Organisations may pass on the benefits from CITB and the Federal Government.

Information on Federal and State Government incentives is also available at Australian Apprenticeships (search for Employer Incentives) and CITB (Construction Industry Training Board).

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News & Announcements

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Cert II Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Course Starts 28th April 2015

Our next Cert II Construction (CPC20112) course starts on Tuesday 28th April. The course runs for 10 weeks Tuesday – Friday at 15 Jacobsen Crs, Holden Hill. This course is often referred to as a ‘pre-apprenticeship’ course as there are employers seeking this qualification to hire apprentices.

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Jim Baff Scholarship – All 2015 Places Filled

The Jim Baff Scholarship programme is a way for people ineligible for government funding to study trades at FCTA – Building Careers in South Australia.

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