Federal wage subsidies

To help the country recover from the impact of COVID-19, the government is providing support to all employers who engage a new apprentice or trainee through the boosting Apprenticeship Commencements program.

You could receive a subsidy of up to 50 percent of your new recruit’s wages, available for 12 months.

Your business or Group Training Organisation may be eligible if:

  • you engage an Australian apprentice or trainee between 5 October 2020 and 31 March 2022
  • your new recruit completes further education that’s approved by the state training authority.

Federal wage subsidy calculator

Quarterly wage subsidy
Federal Wage Subsidies
Slide the scale to calculate the wage subsidy you could be eligible for. The maximum quarterly subsidy for an apprentice or trainee is $7,000.
$13000
$1000$25000

Wages paid per quarter:

Please note, this is a guide only, all amounts of incentives and subsidies are dependent on all eligibility requirements being met. Details on these eligibility requirements should be discussed further with one of our apprenticeship field officers.

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