​Now is the time to take on a new apprentice or trainee.

The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements scheme provides support to employers to take on new apprentices and trainees. Eligible employers can access a subsidy of 50% of wages paid to a new or recommencing apprentice or trainee, for a 12 month period from the date of commencement. 

After 12 months, the support will be eligible to move to the Completing Apprenticeship Commencements subsidy which provides a 10% wage subsidy for the second year and a 5% wage subsidy for the third year of an apprenticeship or traineeship.

The Australian Government announced on 27 March 2022, that the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencement scheme will be extended to 30 June 2022. Read the media release here.

Find out more information on taking on an apprentice or trainee here.