Short Course Funding

CITB Training Subsidies for Construction Workers 

  • The CITB provides access to subsidised training for over 250 short courses to make training more affordable and accessible to the South Australian Building and Construction Industry. 
  • Construction workers can access up to $3,000 worth of subsidised training in any given 12 month period. 
  • Training is provided by CITB endorsed Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and training providers across metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australia. 
  • To receive the CITB training subsidy you will need a valid CITB number. 
  • Scroll for information about training subsidies for apprentices/trainees.

What do I have to do?

  1. Make sure your CITB number is current and valid. Find my CITB Number
  2. If your CITB number has expired you must apply to have your number renewed (allow 2 business days). Renew my CITB number
  3. To receive the subsidy ensure the training organisation and the course are endorsed by the CITB. Find a Course
  4. Upon booking in for a course give your CITB number to the Registered Training Organisation.

CITB number

If you do not have a CITB number please make an online application. Apply for a CITB number
Allow two business days for processing. The outcome of your application will be sent to you via the mobile number and/or email address you entered.

CITB Training Subsidies for Apprentices & Trainees

  • CITB provide training subsidies for almost 40 construction-related courses that will assist apprentices/trainees on their career path. 
  • The apprentice/trainee can claim up to $3,000 worth of subsidised training in any given 12 month period. 
  • To receive subsidised training the apprentice/trainee must have a CITB number and be under a valid Training Contract with Regulation and Contract Management.

Subsidised Course List

Examples of Training Subsidies

Subsidies vary depending on the complexity of the training, course hours and whether plant operation is required. Samples of subsidies include:

Course RTO Training Cost
(the cost of training varies across RTOs)
CITB subsidy What you pay
White Card $110.00 $70.00 $40.00
Safe Working at Heights $305.00 $120.00 $185.00
HR Licence $1,800.00 $500.00 $1,300.00
Rigging (Basic) $1,425.00 $1,200.00 $225.00
Excavator Operations $1,800.00 $830.00

Training History

If you have used your CITB number to receive training subsidies in the past you can perform a search to find the course details. Training History Search

Find a CITB endorsed RTO using the map.

Short Course Funding - Resources

Latest updates

The Heritage Trades Program offers construction workers subsidised training at some of South Australia's prestigious heritage locations.

Did you know CITB offer a mentoring program to employers of Aboriginal apprentices? Call 8172 9500 @CITB_SA

This weekend the doors of Z Ward at the former Glenside Mental Hospital will open to the public again to host a showcase of traditional artisan trades in this magnificent heritage building. Visitors will be welcome to roam the building and to find out more about heritage conservation and the skills needed to preserve our heritage places. Artisan tradespeople will present a variety of live interactive demonstrations of traditional skills and their use in conserving heritage buildings, including stonemasonry, fibrous plastering, blacksmithing, lead lighting, roofing, pressed metal and heritage carpentry. You will be welcome to roam this amazing building and to find out more about heritage conservation and artisan skills. The open day is hosted by the new Australian Artisan Trades Academy (AATA) the first heritage skills academy in Australia offering specialist seminars, training courses and practical learning opportunities in the applied use of traditional trades and skills. AATA a unique collaboration between Applied Building Conservation Training and the National Trust of South Australia. Date: Saturday 25th November Time: 10am - 3pm Address: Z Ward. Access via Conyngham Street, Glenside. Map: FREE ENTRY More information call (08) 8202 9200

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