It is Keystone's view that industry employers are in the best position to judge skill and training needs. Employing companies deemed to be in the building and construction industry will be eligible to apply for funding for their employees to attend training. 'Employing companies' include a sole trader or an eligible host employer, where that host employer organises and pays for training.
Priority will be given to Tasmanian-based companies, including branch operations, for their employees engaged in Tasmania.
An eligible company is one where 90% or more of its work is involved in building and construction work on-site, as defined in Schedule 2 of the Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Act 1990.
An eligible company will hold an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be able to provide Keystone with a tax invoice.
Employers of companies performing building and construction work but not meeting the 90 per cent requirement may request funding assistance. Approval will depend on the occupation of employees and whether the employees are performing work as defined under Schedule 2 of the Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Act 1990.
Employees of joinery operations will be eligible for funding, providing building and construction training packages and courses are being completed.
Keystone does not currently fund in-house training or site induction training.
In 2021, we will be reviewing our Funding Model and introducing a more streamlined and user-friendly application and claims system.
A comprehensive process of consultation with employers, training providers, industry assocaitions and government will inform the Board's decisions about future funding.