Wage support for apprentices & trainees

The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy helps employers to engage new and recommencing apprentices and trainees.

The program closes to new entrants on 30 June.

Eligible employers who engage an apprentice or trainee between 5 October 2020 and 30 June 2022 may be eligible for a subsidy of 50% of gross wages (up to $7,000 per quarter) for 12 months.

Employers who take part in the program may be eligible for the Completing Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy for apprentices and trainees that progress to a second or third year of training.

Learn more about Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements and Completing Apprenticeship Commencements.

The Australian Apprenticeships Incentive System (AAIS) will commence on 1 July 2022. The program will build on the success of the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy and replaces the previous Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program.

The AAIS will provide incentives to eligible employers. It will be rolled out in two phases:

  • from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2024, the AAIS will provide wage subsidies for eligible employers in priority occupations, including early childhood education and care
  • from 1 July 2024, employers in priority occupations will be supported through a hiring incentive.

Learn more about the Australian Apprenticeships Incentive System


PUBLISHED: 3 MAY 2022

​ORIGINAL SOURCE: ACA NATIONAL EBULLETIN APRIL 2022

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