Training Bricklayers, Tilers, Stonemasons & Plasterers Since 2001

Flexible Construction Training & Assessment

FCTA offers flexible timing and training

Based at Holden Hill, South Australia

FCTA Building Careers is registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) RTO Code 40057 and for training with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). Apprentice qualifications are supported through WorkReady by the Government of South Australia.

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






How to employ an apprentice

Apprentice pay rates

Apprenticeship Incentives

Contractors license information

Available Courses

Certificate II in Construction Pathways

Certificate III Qualifications

Short Courses

Heritage Course

Further Information

Employing a South Australian Apprentice

The current incentives are:

$1500 commencement incentive from the Federal Govt at 6 month milestone

$2500 CITB incentive at 12 month milestone

$2500 CITB incentive at 24 month milestone

$2500 CITB incentive at 36 month milestone

$2500 CITB incentive at 48 month milestone

$2500 completion payment from the Federal Govt at the completion of contract

PLUS: Exemption from the Return To Work (WorkCover) levy

Adult Apprentice Subsidy (Over 25) $4000

On top of this the Australia Brick & Block Training Foundation (ABBTF) also offers these extra incentives for BRICKLAYING apprentices

$3,000 Brickstart Subsidy – specifically for employers of bricklaying apprentices paid as $1000 over 3 years.

Helpful Links:   Australian Apprenticeships website.

View South Australian GTO Locations

State office of ABBTF

Australian Apprenticeships


It seems like hard work, but FCTA is here to walk tradies through the process of hiring an apprentice for the first time. The SA Government site has a good guide available, click here to follow the link. The South Australian Governments WorkReady programme also have information on their website click here to view their information. The information below is correct as of 28/09/2015. Click to read more

Building & Construction Award

Apprentices and trainees are employees who have a formal training contract with their employer. Special rates and conditions apply to these employees. The full award can be viewed at:

The Fair Work Ombudsman has a pay calculator to let employers and apprentices check pay rates. Visit to start the process. Apprentices come under the Building and Construction General On-site Award 2010 (MA000020)

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FCTA - Building Careers RTO 40057
FCTA - Building Careers RTO 400574 weeks ago
Nyhavn, København, Denmark
Nyboders historic buildings in Copenhagen are currently being restored. The boards shown in the other photos, are displayed to the public so they can read about the historic significance of the buildings & the work being done. Signs like these are all around Denmark & Sweden, a great way to share knowledge about heritage buildings! #heritagebuilding #heritagetradeskills #heritagesa #heritagebuildings #renewalsa #fctabuildingcareers
FCTA - Building Careers RTO 40057
FCTA - Building Careers RTO 400571 month ago
Stockholms old city is full of very cool old doorways! There’s much more brick than stone compared to some other European cities #heritagetrades #heritagetradeskills #heritagebuilding #architectualdetail #oldbuildings