The CFMEU provides a range of structured, competency-based, accredited courses delivered by skilled teachers and industry trainers - people who know the industry and environment you work in.
The CFMEU is a registered provider of Training and Further Education with the Victorian Registration Qualifications Authority, and your qualifications are recognised throughout Australia.
We offer a range of integrated vocational training programs to employed and unemployed building and construction workers. To make these courses accessible to all, they can be delivered either on or off-site.
EDUCATION FOR ALL
All of our training programs are designed to provide maximum access for workers, regardless of educational levels, disability or language backgrounds.
YOUR EXPERIENCE RECOGNISED
We understand that much of the work you already do is highly skilled and many of you have completed prior learning. That's why workers are able to apply for recognition of their currently held completencies. To facilitate that, the CFMEU Education and Training Unit holds a comprehensive record of the courses completed and the competencies achieved by all workers who participate in our courses. This record assists workers to identify new training needs, and provides a central location for workers to access their training records.
PROGRAMS FOR THE INDUSTRY, BY THE INDUSTRY
All of the courses have been developed by specialist teachers in conjunction with workers, employers and union representatives from the building and construction industry.
The CFMEU Education and Training Unit receives funding from a range of sources, meaning that in most instances, workers' course fees are covered.
These funding sources include:
- Incolink - the Victorian Building and Construction Industry Redundancy Fund;
- Building and Construction Industry Training Fund;
- Federal Government - through the Workplace English Language and Literacy Program;
- Victorian State Government - through the Office of Training and Tertiary Education;
- Employer sponsorships; and
- Fee-for-service activities.
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