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identifi ed in the Eligible Skill Shortage Trades list (available on the DEET Website, www.deet.nt.gov.au). All claims for the Workwear / Workgear bonus payment must be made within 6 months of the apprentice or trainee becoming eligible for the payment. The New Apprenticeships Centre (NAC) administers the Workwear / Workgear bonus on behalf on the Northern Territory Government. As part of its administrative responsibilities the NAC sends eligible apprentices and trainees information regarding how to claim the bonus and the appropriate claim forms. The following table shows the take up rate of the bonus as at December 2005. Workwear / Workgear bonus paid to apprentices and trainees as at December 2005. All eligible apprentices and trainees are encouraged to apply for the bonus payments. For further information on the Workwear / Workgear bonus, please contact the New Apprenticeships Centre on telepnone 1300 137 130, facsimile 8980 0631 or email email@example.com. The Eligible Skill Shortage Trades List The Department of Employment, Education and Training Workforce NT Unit is tasked with developing annual labour market profi les for the Northern Territory. This information is presented to industry and the general public through the Workforce NT Report, the fi rst of which was published in January 2005. In addition to developing the report, the Workforce NT Unit also prepares the Northern Territory Occupational Shortages List. This list outlines all occupations in the Territory that are experiencing skill shortages, skills gaps or recruitment diffi culties and covers all occupation categories, i.e. skilled, semiskilled and unskilled. Information for the Northern Territory Occupational Shortages List is taken from the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations Skills Shortage list and added to after consultation with Northern Territory employers, business associations, unions, Training Advisory Councils (TACs) and other government agencies. The Northern Territory Occupational Shortages List is updated on an annual basis, however, when an occupational shortage becomes apparent, Workforce NT would welcome notifi cation from any interested stakeholder. The Eligible Skill Shortage Trades List is a sub-set of the Northern Territory Occupational Shortages List. This list only encompasses those trades that are perceived to be traditional trades, eg motor mechanics, electricians, heavy plant fi tters, cabinetmakers, bricklayers, cooks, etc. The Eligible Skill Shortage Trades List is developed through consultation with industry, unions, TACs and business associations, and is updated as and when required. Both the Skill Shortage Trades employer incentive scheme and the Workwear / Workgear Bonus scheme refer to the Eligible Skill Shortage Trades List to determine an employer / employees eligibility for certain incentives and bonuses. 8