Support for Apprentices and Trainees

Last updated 23rd April 2020

The Australian Government is supporting business to retain their apprentices and trainees.

What is available

Eligibly employers can apply for a wage subsidy of 50% of an apprentice or trainee’s wage during the 9 months from 1st January 2020 to 30th September 2020.

Employers will be reimbursed up to $7,000 per quarter, up to a maximum of $21,000 per eligible apprentice or trainee.

Eligibility Criteria for businesses

Small businesses employing fewer than 20 employees who retain an apprentice or trainee.

Eligibility Criteria for employees

Apprentice or trainee must have been in training with a small business at 1st March 2020.

Key Dates

Employers can register for the subsidy from 2nd April 2020 and final claims for payment must be lodged by 31st December 2020.

How to apply

Apply for the subsidy by contacting an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider.

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