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Financial assistance, training and support for electrical workers

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Financial and employment assistance

  • COVID-19 business assistance finder - If your business has been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, you may be eligible for financial assistance or other types of relief.
  • COVID-19 tradie survival pack - This pack collates all the details that are relevant to Australian trade businesses.
  • The Contracting Industry Redundancy Trust (CIRT) is an approved worker entitlement fund and provides redundancy benefits to members. CIRT is the trust for electricians and electrical trade assistants.
  • JETCO (Joint Electrical Training Council) - If you are an employee and your employer makes monthly contributions to CIRT and to the JETCO training fund on your behalf, you may be entitled to a subsidy for approved industry based training.
  • Out of Trade Register is a free service funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training, and delivered by the Apprentice Employment Network, to support out-of-trade apprentices and trainees to re-enter their chosen career.
  • Job Finder helps Queensland workers affected by COVID-19 to be matched with job opportunities based on their details, location and skills.
  • Skilling Queenslanders for Work funds, training and support for unemployed and underemployed people.

Additional support

Mental health

Training courses

Note: this is not an exhaustive list of Registered Training Organisations (RTO). There may be other RTO in your area that can provide similar training courses.

Regulatory and general business courses

Safety and competence


Other online resources


The Electrical Safety Education Committee proposed and developed the Training Working Group (TWG) to identify training opportunities for employers, workers and apprentices during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Electrical Safety Office has worked with the TWG to:

  • identify current and emerging industry online options (training, webinars, refresher courses etc.) for employers, workers and apprentices
  • identify what funding and/or additional support may be available (including mental health).