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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 25 years and over who are undertaking a qualification at Certificate III or IV level that leads to an occupation on the National Skills Needs List;
  • 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.

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.