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The JobTrainer initiative has eligibility requirements that are split into two categories: subsidising wages and vocational education and training. 

Subsidising wages 

It's estimated that about 90,000 businesses and 180,000 apprentices or trainees will benefit from the JobTrainer subsidy. Businesses who are interested in applying have to be aware that there is a cut-off criteria in terms of organisation size. Those with up to 200 employees are eligible for the scheme. 

The $1.5 billion intends to cover half the wage eligible employers pay apprentices and trainees, up to $7,000 a quarter ($28,000 a year). The subsidy will be available until 31 March 2021. 

Vocational education and training 

From September 2020, there will be an extra 340,000 free or low-cost course places available for school leavers and jobseekers, aged 17-24. This funding falls under the remainder of the JobTrainer initiative of $500 million.

The funding for vocational education and training will prioritise courses in areas where the National Skills Commission sees job growth. Example areas include transport, manufacturing, health care and social assistance, and more. 

Please call one of our friendly education consultants on 1300 009 924 for more information on how you can take advantage of the JobTrainer skills package to help fund courses provided by Upskilled. 


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 on this page 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 above, please contact us to discuss our other payment options.

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