Community & Business

13 June, 2024

Cash boost for apprentice tools

THOUSANDS of first-year apprentices can now get up to $1,000 cash back from the State Government as part of a push to support around 4,000 new apprentices in trades including construction, plumbing, and electrical.

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The $4 million Free Tools for First Years program will cash back of up to $1,000 for industry-relevant tools, the program helps reduce the financial burden on those starting their careers in these essential fields.

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Public Works Meaghan Scanlon said the initiative was aimed at supporting apprentices in the hope that it will boost the construction industry.

“We’re giving Queenslanders the actual tools they’ll need to help build more homes, faster,” she said.

“The price tag on tools can be a barrier for many Queenslanders wanting to take up a trade, and the businesses who want to hire them - we’re tackling that barrier with cashback.” 


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