The JobTrainer initiative has eligibility requirements that are split into two categories: subsidising wages and vocational education and training.
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 Sept 2021
JobTrainer Eligibility Criteria
- Free or low-cost course places available for school leavers and jobseekers.
- Aged 17-24
- Be an Australian Citizen, a permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a humanitarian visa holder (NSW only)
- Have left school
- Be unemployed or expecting to become unemployed
Underemployed individuals: (employed, aged 17 or older and meet any of the below criteria)
- Employed on a casual or part time basis, working less than 35 hours per week;
- Are willing and available to work additional hours.
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.
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.
If the course you are interested in is not listed above, please contact us to discuss our other payment options.