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  • What is the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements?

Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements* is a new government wage subsidy to encourage employers of any size or industry, Australia-wide to take on apprentices and trainees.

Training your staff through apprenticeships or traineeships are a great way for businesses to attract new employees or upskill existing team members. Training your staff whilst they work is a smart move for any employer while also earning a nationally recognised qualification, and businesses have highly skilled employees who are trained, challenged and feel happy at work.

This wage subsidy is in addition to the existing $2.8 billion Supporting Apprentices and Trainees wage subsidy.

The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements measure aims to support employers and Group Training Organisations to take on new apprentices and trainees to build a pipeline of skilled workers to support sustained economic recovery.  Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements is in addition to other payments available to employers under the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program.
  • The subsidy is available to employers of any size, industry or geographic location.
  • This will apply for all NEW EMPLOYEES  who commence a traineeship on or after 5/10/2020.
  • An existing worker can transfer from a casual employment arrangement to either a part-time or full-time Australian Apprenticeship; or 
  • An existing worker transfers from a part-time employment arrangement to a full-time Australian apprenticeship.  
  • The wage subsidy is available for a maximum of $7,000 per quarter per eligible Australian Apprentice.
  • The subsidy is available for wages paid 1 year from the commencement of a traineeship .

*​Disclaimer: Upskilled strives to ensure our website contains the most up-to-date information at all times. However, due to the limited and rapidly shifting nature of government funding availability, a course listed as qualifying for funding on our website may not have funded places available at the time of your enquiry. Upskilled cannot guarantee the availability of government funding for any course.

If the course you are interested in is not listed on our website, please contact us to discuss our other payment options.

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