Funding

The Authority is responsible for the collection of a training Levy of 0.2%, calculated from the cost of the work exclusive of GST. The Levy is collected from building and construction work in the ACT, where the total cost exceeds $10,000 and meets the criteria as set out in the Schedule 1 ‘Work’ of the Act.

Work Liable for the Training Levy

(Source: Schedule 1 – Work, Building and Construction Training Levy Act 1999)

  • The construction, erection, alteration, repair, renovation, demolition, maintenance or removal of a building or structure.
  • The construction, alteration or repair of a road, street parking area, footpath, thoroughfare (for pedestrians or vehicles), kerbing, guttering, roundabout, median strip or the performance of other road works.
  • The construction, alteration, repair, demolition or removal of a railway or part of a railway, or of any platform, signal or other structure connected with a railway.
  • The construction, alteration, repair, demolition or removal of an aircraft runway or a helicopter landing pad.
  • The construction, alteration, repair, demolition or removal of a bridge, viaduct, aqueduct or tunnel.
  • The construction, alteration, repair, demolition or removal of a harbour, breakwater, retaining wall or marina.
  • The performance of excavation work.
  • The construction, alteration, repair, demolition or removal of a dam, reservoir, weir or other embankment or structure for the catchment, collection, storage, control or diversion of water.
  • The laying of pipes and other prefabricated material in the ground.
  • The construction, erection, installation, alteration, repair, demolition or removal of any system or plant associated with the conveyance, collection, storage, treatment or distribution of water or gas, or the disposal of sewage or effluent.
  • Electrical, electronic, communications or data networks, or mechanical services work, including work that is related to the construction, erection, installation, alteration, repair, servicing or dismantling of any plant, plant facility or equipment.
  • The on-site construction, installation, alteration, repair, renovation, demolition or removal of:
  • a lift or escalator; 
  • any air-conditioning, ventilation or refrigeration system or equipment.
  • The construction, repair, alteration or removal of a playing field, golf course, racecourse, stadium, swimming pool or other sporting or recreational facility.
  • Landscaping or the construction, alteration or removal of a park or garden.
  • Work to improve the drainage of land.
  • Any site preparation work (including pile driving) preliminary to the performance of any construction work.