Get the bonus for workwear and gear

If you are a first-year apprentice or trainee in the Northern Territory (NT) you may be eligible to receive either $300 or $1,000 in funding to buy workwear and equipment.

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Who can get the bonus

To be eligible for the $300 bonus, you must:

  • be a full-time, part-time or school-based apprentice or trainee in your first year
  • have a registered NT training contract
  • have not received the bonus before, even if it was for a different apprenticeship or traineeship
  • be enrolled in a Certificate II qualification or above listed on the NT Apprenticeships and Traineeships database.

If you meet all of the above and you are an apprentice in a priority traditional trade occupation listed on the NT Skilled Occupation Priority List you may be eligible for the $1,000 bonus.

Residency and visa requirements

To receive either bonus you must also be one of the following:

  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • New Zealand citizen who has lived in Australia for six months or more
  • Australian visa holder who:
    • has a visa valid for the duration of the apprenticeship or traineeship, allowing for the total volume of learning required to achieve the qualification, including supervised and unsupervised training
    • does not have work or study restrictions
    • is not the primary provisional visa holder of a Skilled/Temporary Skilled Shortage, Business Innovation and Investment, Student/Graduate, Work or Holiday visa, including subclass 489 and 188 visas.

To check your visa details or for visa information go to the individuals and travellers section on the Australian Government's Department of Home Affairs website.

How to get the bonus

If you are eligible, you will receive the bonus after you lodge your training contract with Australian Apprenticeships NT. You do not need to submit a separate application.

The bonus will be paid into your nominated bank account.

Read more about training contracts and how to get an apprenticeship or traineeship.

Tax payable on this bonus

The workwear and workgear bonus must be included as income on your tax return at the end of the financial year.

Keep your receipts for workwear and workgear as you may be able to claim work-related tax deductions from the Australian Tax Office.

Last updated: 03 August 2018