$24.5 million support package for construction workforce

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The package has been announced to assist the building and construction industry.

A $24.5 million support package has been announced to assist the building and construction industry maintain a skilled workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. The package includes:

  • $10 million to provide an immediate, one-off payment of $2,000 to employers of existing apprentices and trainees receiving Construction Training Fund grant payments
  • $9.5 million grants scheme to assist employers retain existing apprentices
  • $5 million to support more than 5,000 building and construction apprentices and trainees complete short training courses.

For more information see the $24.5 million support package for construction workforce media statement.

Page reviewed 26 July 2020