Published 24 November 2021

Overview:

  • The allocated funding is limited to 100,000 places only
  • Funding is available to employers of any size, in any industry
  • Eligible for apprentices and trainees studying towards a Certificate II or higher qualification
  • Employers must partner with an Australian Apprenticeships Support Network (AASN) provider
  • Job hunters can sign up to any AASN provider to check eligibility
  • For eligible employers, the new subsidy will cover 50% of the wages or to the value of $7,000 a quarter until September 2021

The Program

The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy program is available to employers of any size, in any industry in any approved occupation.

It is important to note that this must be into an approved Australian Apprenticeships Training Contract – so you will need to contact an Australian Apprenticeships Support Network (AASN) provider to sign up the apprentice or trainee. The Training Contract then needs to be approved by the State Training Authority. The process is the same as any other Australian Apprenticeship sign up.

Employers can only receive one wage subsidy per apprentice or trainee. Therefore, employers who are receiving JobKeeper or the Supporting Apprentices and Trainees (SAT) wage subsidy cannot also receive the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy for the same apprentice or trainee. You can get different wage subsidies for different apprentices or trainees.

This wage subsidy program is limited to 100,000 places, but there is no way to say how quickly these will be filled. If you are ready to sign up an apprentice or trainee, you should contact an AASN provider as soon as possible to organise the signup.

Eligibility

If you engage an Australian Apprentice between 5 October 2020 and 30 September 2021 and your Australian Apprentice or trainee is undertaking a Certificate II or higher qualification and has a training contract that is formally approved by the state training authority.

For eligible employers, the new subsidy will cover 50% of the wages of a new or recommencing apprentice or trainee to the value of $7,000 a quarter, for the period until September 30, 2021.

How to get started

For further information on how to apply for the subsidy, including information on eligibility, contact an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider.

Site Skills Training has trained over 110,000 students in the past eight years. With facilities in WA, NT, QLD and onsite training capabilities, Site Skills Training can effectively train your apprentice.

For any questions about the apprentice program and our training capabilities, contact Aaron Bandholz at aaron.bandholz@site.edu.au or give him a call on 0448 802 322.