Construction industry: Base employer grants increased by $3000

The Apprenticeship Community is excited to announce recent enhancements to the Construction Training Fund grants program. Here’s a summary of the cash boost recently announced by the Cook Labor Government to help construction apprentices to complete training:

  • Base employer grants increased by up to $3000.
  • Significant boosts to diversity incentives.
  • Introduction of new direct incentives for apprentices.

Grant increases:

  • Base grant for 3-4 year traineeships and apprenticeships, including civil construction, increased from $12,000 to $15,000.
  • Base grant for Cert IV in Civil Construction Supervision raised from $10,000 to $12,500.


  • Female and mature-aged bonus grants
  • increased from 20% to 40% of the base grant. For 3-4 year apprentices, this translates to bonuses more than doubling, from $2400 to $6000.

Additional benefits for apprentices:

  • Eligible apprentices qualify for milestone payments of $1,000 upon completion of training milestones.
  • Apprentices entitled to a $1000 Apprentice Tool Allowance rebate at both commencement and completion of their training.

For more details, please refer to the government announcement.

To learn more about the grants please call our team on 1800 208 234

Alternatively, you can leave your details to REQUEST A CALLBACK.


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