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The government can assist your business by providing Federal Government Funding for staff undertaking a traineeship or apprenticeship who meet the eligibility criteria.

Employer Standard Incentives

The following incentives may be available to employers who have employed someone for less than 3 months full-time or 12 months part-time.

Qualification Full-Time Part-Time School Based
Certificate II N/A N/A $1250 Commencement
$750 ASBA Bonus
Certificate III/IV $1500 Commencement OR
$750 Recommencement
$2500 Completion
$1500 Completion $1500 Commencement
$750 ASBA Bonus
$2500 Completion
$750 Retention

Additional Employer Incentives:

  • $1000 Rural and Regional Skill Shortage Incentive;
  • $4000 Support for Adult Australian Apprentices – For apprentices 21 years and over (as of July 1st 2019) who are undertaking a qualification at Certificate III or IV level that leads to an occupation on the National Skills Needs List; View our SAAA video
  • Disabled Australian Apprentice Wage Support (in lieu of standard incentives) – $104.30 per week (Part-time paid at a proportion or full-time rate).

For a full summary of incentives and allowances available, click here.

Additional Identified Skills Shortage (AISS)Payment

As of July 1st 2019 this payment will be available to eligible apprentices and their employers in occupations experiencing national skills shortage. The AISS payment targets new workers to grow the number of apprentices in the system and encourage more people to take up an Australian Apprenticeship, particularly school leavers and young people.

Eligible apprentices will receive $1,000 at the 12 month point from commencing their apprenticeship and an additional $1,000 after completing their apprenticeship. Eligible employers will also receive $2,000 at the 12 month point from the commencement of the apprenticeship and an additional $2,000 at completion of the apprenticeship. These payments are additional to any payments the apprentice or employer may be eligible for under existing Australian Government programs.

For more information check out our AISS Fact Sheet

Unsure how to claim your online incentives?
View our instructional video below for a step-by-step guide or download our fact sheet.

Eligibility criteria under the Australian Apprenticeships Incentive Program still applies.