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Want to know how you can retain your apprentice or trainee?

Are you a small business struggling to hold on to your apprentice? There is now some support to help you retain or re-engage.  For further information and how to apply contact your Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider.

Supporting Apprentices and Trainees reimburses 50 per cent of the Australian Apprentice’s gross wage, over the nine month period 1 January 2020 to 30 September 2020.

Employers will be reimbursed up to a maximum of $7,000 per quarter, per eligible Australian Apprentice. 

To be eligible for the retention criteria

  • Employ fewer than 20 people as at 1 March 2020
  • Your Australian Apprentice must be undertaking a CII or higher qualification
  • Have a Training Contract formally approved by the State Training Authority
  • Have an Australian Apprentice undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship as at 1 March 2020

To be eligible for the re-engagement criteria

  • The Australian Apprentice must be undertaking a CII or higher qualification
  • Had a Training Contract formally approved by the State Training Authority
  • The Australian Apprentice was undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship with a small business that employed fewer than 20 people as at 1 March 2020
  • The Australian Apprentice was let go by their employer after 1 March 2020

If as a small business you currently work with a Group Training Organisation contact them to find out further information .