Effective governance arrangements and practices contribute to strong, sustainable and accountable performance.

Government Building Training Policy

The Government Building Training (GBT) Policy aims to increase the number of apprentices and trainees in the building and construction industry by requiring contractors awarded State Government building, construction and maintenance contracts to commit to meeting a target training rate through employing construction apprentices and trainees.

All departmental building and construction, and maintenance contracts with an estimated value of $2 million dollars or more are managed by the Building Management and Works in the Department of Finance, which oversees general building requirements as part of the tender process and reports on performance against GBT targets. The department does not let contracts of this magnitude either for construction or maintenance in its own right.

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