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Australian Apprenticeships Centres are contracted by the Australian Government to deliver Australian Apprenticeships Support Services at no cost to employers or Australian Apprentices. These services include providing information and assistance to employers, Australian Apprentices, and other interested people; marketing and promoting Australian Apprenticeships; and administering Australian Government incentive payments to employers and allowances to Australian Apprentices. Upskilled works closely with a number of Australian Apprenticeship Centres, including Mission Australia and MEGT, both of which have staff assigned to the Upskilled partnership. This serves to guarantee a quick turn-around on eligibility checks. Outside of this, Upskilled is able to provide an introduction to your local Australian Apprenticeship Centre and assist as required.

Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships

The objective of the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program is to develop a more skilled Australian workforce, one that is able to deliver long-term benefits to the nation and ensure our international competitiveness. This is achieved through encouraging employers to create opportunities for the skills-based training of employees, via provision by the Australian Government of financial incentives to businesses that employ and train an apprentice or trainee.

Under the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program, employers of eligible Australian Apprentices at Certificate III, IV, Diploma, or Advanced Diploma level may attract a completion incentive of $3,000. Employers of eligible Australian Apprentices at Certificate II level may attract a commencement incentive of $1,250, where the Australian Apprentice is in a nominated equity group.

For more information on the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program, please visit or call the Australian Apprenticeships Referral Line on 13 38 73.

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