All apprentices employed in Queensland are entitled to receive payment for the supply of tools required for their trade. The entitlement comes from the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission's Supply of Tools to Apprentices - Order No. B1849 of 1997.

All plumbing and draining apprentices are entitled to payment of $600 - or tools to the value of - per annum for the four years of the apprenticeship.

This payment does not apply to sprinkler fitting apprentices as 100% of their tools are to be provided by the employer at all times.

For more information click here, to download the fact sheet, or call the Union's Apprentice Mentor, Justin Maxwell on 0488 556222.