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Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements

Under the Australian Government's COVID-19 economic recovery plan, it has been announced that an additional $1.2 billion will be invested to support businesses to employ new apprentices or trainees. 

The program will enable businesses who take on a new Australian apprentice to be eligible for a 50 per cent wage subsidy, regardless of geographic location, occupation, industry or business size.

Your business or Group Training Organisation may be eligible if:

  • you engage an Australian Apprentice or trainee between 5 October 2020 and 30 September 2021, and
  • your Australian Apprentice or trainee is undertaking a Certificate II or higher qualification, and has a training contract that is formally approved by the state training authority.

More information is available here from the Department of Education Skills and Employment. 

A simple fact sheet has also been made available from the Department of Education Skills and Employment