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.


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 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, business innovation and investment, student, work or holiday visa identified on the Department of Home Affairs website.

If you are eligible, you will receive the bonus after you submit 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.

You can authorise the bonus to be paid to your employer, training or community organisation so that they can buy workwear or work gear for you. You will need to let the Apprenticeships NT officer know this when you sign the training contract.

You should check what income you need to declare with the Australian Taxation Office.

Keep your receipts for other workwear and workgear as you may be able to claim work-related tax deductions.

Last updated: 10 July 2019

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