Funding to employ apprentices

Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program

The Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program provides employers with incentives to employ an apprentice.

The Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program provides:

a range of financial incentives to Australian employers to offer apprenticeship opportunities a living away from home allowance (LAFHA) to apprentices who need to move away from their parent’s home to take […]

Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy program

Thousands of New Apprentice and Trainee Jobs

The targeted wage subsidy program, as part of the Government’s National Economic Recovery Plan, is being expanded

As a result, tens of thousands of new job opportunities will be created for apprentices and trainees across Australia.

The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy program is fully subscribed, helping […]


What there is for NSW Small Business

Support for local and small businesses a focal point for the NSW government in its 2020-21 Budget.

Payroll tax relief

The 2020/21 NSW State Budget has announced a temporary reduction in the payroll tax rate to 4.85% for the 2020/21 and 2021/22 financial years. The threshold will also increase […]

JobTrainer skills package announced

COVID-19 business recovery

The Australian Government will invest $2 billion to give hundreds of thousands of Australians access to new skills by retraining and upskilling them into sectors with job opportunities, as the economy recovers from COVID-19.

Key points

The new package consists of:

A $1 billion JobTrainer Fund A $1.5 billion expansion of the […]

Small business employers of apprentices to get stimulus package

Small businesses who employ less than 20 people will receive up to $7,000 per quarter for three quarters to keep their apprentices

This payment is a stimulus payment as a result of an expected national economic downturn in the first half of 2020.

It is expected that these payments will be received via the Australian […]

Apprenticeship Support Australia

Supporting the development of skills labour across the country

The Australian Government provides a range of financial incentives and benefits to employers and Australian Apprentices.

Here is a snapshot of what businesses may be eligible for: Standard incentives Workers Compensation exemption Extra incentives to assist in the employment of those with a disability, mature aged, […]