Access and Equity


The access and equity program provides a number of funding initiatives that support the employment and training of both entry-level and existing workers of identified groups and people with special needs within the building and construction industry.

This includes people requiring literacy and numeracy training, women in non-traditional vocations, Indigenous Australians, people who have a disability or are from a non-English speaking background, or who are returning to the building and construction workforce after injury.

2015 funding

The Authority expects to fund $58,000 in the access and equity program in 2015 for any employers or group training organisations (GTO) that employ workers from an identified group.

How to apply

Submit a completed application form to the Authority for assessment, addressing the following criteria:


The application will be required to address the objectives of the program outlining the issues of the program, the change and bene?ts to the industry and the involvement of the industry in the program.


The application will need to identify the strategies to be used to support the objectives and establish the outcomes of the program, including research activities, consultative mechanisms, surveys and assessment development.


The application will need to identify the positive outcomes of the program, which may include an increased participation of individuals, identi?ed groups and organisations in the program, improve the information available to the industry, provide a greater range of structured training programs, increase compliance by the industry in Levy obligations, increase the awareness to industry of the Authority.