Due to continuing high demand for the Apprenticeship Reboot, more money will be allocated in Budget 2014 for an extra 6000 places.
The Apprenticeship Reboot was announced in January 2013 alongside an overhaul of the apprenticeship scheme to get more apprentices qualified, especially in construction trades. Eligible apprentices or trainees who sign up for training have been able to apply for a subsidy of $1,000 towards the cost of tools and off-job course costs, or $2,000 for those in priority trades. Employers are also eligible for an equal payment. The government extended the available places from 10 000 to 14 000 in December last year. The extra 6000 places brings the total number of places to 20 000.