Is there Government Funding available to me?

Yes, Government Funding is available for these courses:

TIV’s training services are delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding to eligible individuals.

If your highest education qualification is years 10-12, or a Certificate I, II or III level or equivalent, you may be eligible to access government funding for this course.

To confirm if you’re eligible for government funding, check out the online Funding Eligibility Indicator here or call us on (03) 9399 9511 to discuss your options.

Will I be issued a Nationally Recognised Qualification?

Yes, on completion you will be issued with the Nationally Recognised qualification

Do I have to live in Victoria?

No, only Victoria residents are eligible for the Skills First Government Funding. If you are from interstate you are able to enrol in the course but will have to pay the full fee.

I want my Builders License. What is the next step I should take?

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) registers builders once it has established through its assessment processes that you are a suitable candidate for registration. This involves a searching assessment of your skills and knowledge, coupled with evidence of at least 3 years’ experience involved in running building projects.

The CPC40120 – Certificate IV in Building and Construction course covers areas on which you will be assessed by the VBA. Accordingly, it is a valuable achievement on your pathway to becoming a registered builder.

This will then be followed up with a CPC50220 – Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Trader Institute of Victoria also offers a programe called BARB(Become a Registed Builder) that will support you navigate the Victorian Building Authority’s builder registration process. For more infomation, click here.

To learn more about how to become a builder, click here.

What do I need to supply to be able to participate in the Virtual Classroom?
  • A computer or laptop with Microsoft Office (not an iPad)
  • A mobile phone or landline for dialling into the Audio Conference
  • Internet access
  • Being available during the hours set on the timetable
  • WhatsApp downloaded
  • Video access for ZOOM
Other than at timetabled sessions, is there any extra support available to me in this course if I need it?

Yes, there are support sessions provided every Saturday morning (except for long weekends) at our Williamstown campus. These sessions are open to any current TIV student. Individualised additional training and support is also available through the Student Support Team.

You can also call the office on 9399 9511 between 9am and 5pm and get some help from student support.

What if I am not good with technology?

TIV has a range of training available. When we review your application and can see you may need extra assistance we will call you and help set up everything you need. We will also send through guides in emails.

There is also Student Support available 6 days a week.

I would like to meet the trainers and take a tour of the facilities. Is that possible?

Yes certainly, TIV runs information nights on certain dates.

In addition, you can also book an appointment with us if you can’t make it to the information nights to find out more information.

How do I Pay?

If you are not eligible for Government Funding we can organise Payment Plans, NO upfront payment required.

To learn more about fees click here.

To learn more about payment plans please contact us on (03) 9399 9511.

Am I eligible to become an apprentice?

Australian apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age. There is no requirement to hold a secondary school certificate or other qualification. You can undertake an Australian apprenticeship if you’re a school level entrant, are re-entering the workforce or are an adult worker.

“The course has been great – really beneficial. Everyone at TIV has been really helpful and super professional.”

Sam Lloyd
Former Western Bulldogs player
Completed CPC30220 Certificate III in Carpentry and CPC40120 Certificate IV in Building and Construction