Community Programs

6.1 Employment and Skills Training

Up to $1,200 per financial year for expenses that will improve work skills or job prospects.


Employed and unemployed IBN Members, including dependent children under 18 years of age.

  • PPE – Personal Protective Equipment (where not supplied by the employer).
  • Short courses and work tickets – such as First Aid, Safety, Working at Heights,
    Working in Confined Spaces, Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA).
  • Vehicle driver training and testing.
  • Professional registration and trade licence fees (including renewals).
  • Child care fees and taxi fares to allow members to attend approved training.
Items NOT available
  • Accredited course fees are available under the Education Program.
  • Services must be from an Australian approved training provider.
  • Unemployed members are encouraged to attend job training with a job services provider (eg.
    Bloodwood Tree, Ashburton etc). Contact IBN for a referral.
Supporting documents
  • Program application form 6.1
  • Supplier invoices or quotes showing payment details
  • Training enrolment form.
Application Processing Time

Up to 10 working days once all the documents have been received by IBN.


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