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Incentives Information

Employers of apprentices and trainees may be eligible for government or industry incentives.

Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme

The Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme provides a number of incentives to assist employers who take on an Australian Apprentice, particularly where the Australian Apprenticeship is in a trade experiencing a skills shortage.

Visit the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme page on the Australian Government's website for information about the following incentives:

  • Commencement Incentive
  • Recommencement Incentive
  • Completion Incentive
  • Support for Adult Australian Apprentices
  • Rural and Regional Skills Shortage Incentive
  • Nominated Equity Groups Commencement Incentive
  • Declared Drought Areas Commencement and Completion Incentives
  • Mature Aged Workers Commencement and Completion Incentives
  • Australian School-based Apprenticeships Commencement and Retention Incentives
  • Disabled Australian Apprentice Wage Support (DAAWS)

To find out whether you would be eligible for incentives when taking on an apprentice or trainee, speak with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider.

Speak with an Apprenticeship Network Provider to find out if you are eligible for financial support

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State and Territory Incentives and Allowances

Some state and territory governments offer incentives and allowances to eligible employers of apprentices and trainees.

If you would like more information, go to our Government Initiatives page and select your state or territory or contact your local Apprenticeship Support Network Provider.

Industry incentives

We have included some examples below but if your industry isn't listed find out who the relevant industry is and see if they have any incentives you can tap into.

Australian Brick and Blocklaying Training Foundation

Australian Brick and Blocklaying Training Foundation

The ABBTF have a number of incentives available to employers that meet the eligibility requirements. They include a Brickstart subsidy, an incentive to employ female apprentices and an incentive for hiring an adult apprentice.

These incentives are in addition to what may already be available through the Australian Government's Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme.

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Construction Skills Queensland

Construction Skills Queensland

Construction Skills Queensland is committed to assisting the Queensland building and construction industry by providing industry-wide help with training, upskilling and funding.

CSQ’s programs focus on attracting, developing and retaining new entrants and existing workers within Queensland's construction industry.

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SA Construction Industry Training Board Support Funding

SA Construction Industry Training Board Support Funding

The South Australian Construction Industry Training Board is an industry owned and led, non-government agency.

The SA CITB provides support funding to employers who take on apprentices.

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Out of Trade Completion Bonus for Tasmanian employers

Out of Trade Completion Bonus for Tasmanian employers

The Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry Training Board (TBCITB) is providing a completion bonus for employers who sign up out of trade apprentices.

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Training incentive for employers who sign up an experienced apprentice

Training incentive for employers who sign up an experienced apprentice

The Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry Training Board (TBCITB) is providing a training incentive for employers who sign up people with 6+ years experience in the building and construction industry into an apprenticeship. Apprentices need to complete their training within 24 months.

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WA Construction Training Fund grants

WA Construction Training Fund grants

If you employ an apprentice through direct indenture or a group training scheme, the Construction Training Fund can provide grants to help reduce the cost of training.

For further information, visit the Construction Training Fund website.

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