The Authority has a governing board consisting of an independent chairman, two employer representatives and two employee representatives. The Chief Executive Officer sits on the board as a non-voting member. The Minister for Education and Training may appoint a board member for a term of up to three years, and members may be re-appointed.


The responsibilities, governance and powers of the Authority are set out in the Building and Construction Industry Training Levy Act 1999.

Established in May 1999 to administer an industry training fund, 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.


The Authority uses these funds and invests in projects and training that directly support the industry skills base in accordance with the current year's Training Plan.