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Employers can register for the pay-back from

TODAY April 2, 2020

(back-paid from January 1, 2020) and are able to

claim up to $7000 a quarter for apprentices and trainees

in 2019/20 and 2020/2021 financial years.

The wages will be paid up to September 30 this year but the government has stated they will re-assess in September whether this needs extending.

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As an employer you can register for the wage assistance package that includes;

  • Wage subsidy of 50% of an apprentice’s or trainee’s wage
  • Employers reimbursed up to $21,000 per apprentice or trainee
  • 3 monthly instalments – up to $7,000 per quarter
  • 50% of actual wages paid between 1 January 2020 and 30 September 2020

Eligibility Criteria Includes:

  • Small businesses (including GTO host employers) employing 20 or less, full time employees
  • Apprentice or trainee was in training as at 1 March 2020
  • Any occupation, any industry, any qualification, any AQF level, full-time, part-time and school-based
  • Employer must provide evidence of paid wages
  • Employers of any size (including GTOs) that re-engage an eligible out-of-trade apprentice or trainee are also eligible for the subsidy 

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Eligibility Criteria

For more information on the Eligibility Criteria, please click the link below.

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Make your application

via an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider. 

To find your provider, please click the link below.

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Source: Axial Training International College
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