New Government funding released on 5 October 2020 – Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements Wage Subsidy

Posted on: October 13th, 2020 by Petra

To assist with the recovery from the impact of COVID-19, the Australian Government is providing support to all employers who engage a new Australian apprentice. The Australian Government has announced the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy to support employers and Group Training Organisations to take on new apprentices and trainees.

  • A business or Group Training Organisation may be eligible if an Australian apprentice is engaged between 5 October 2020 and 30 September 2021
  • The Australian apprentice or trainee is undertaking a Certificate II or higher qualification, and has a training contract that is formally approved by the state training authority
  • Eligible employers and Group Training Organisations will receive a wage subsidy of up to 50% of the Australian apprentice’s gross wage paid
  • The wage subsidy is available for a maximum of $7,000 per quarter per eligible Australian apprentice
  • The subsidy is available for wages paid from 5 October 2020 to 30 September 2021
  • The subsidy is available to employers of any size, industry or geographic location
  • The subsidy is capped at 100,000 places
  • The subsidy is not available for any apprentice receiving any other form of Australian Government wage subsidy e.g. Supporting Apprentices and Trainees or JobKeeper
  • Payments will be made quarterly in arrears, with first claims for the subsidy available from 1 January 2021
  • Final claims for payment must be lodged by 31 December 2021

For more information visit:


View all News
PPI Group

Latest News

The Plumbing Products Industry Group welcomes the opportunity to provide comment on the independent review of the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) Scheme discussion paper.

In particular to place our view on the record regarding the design, effectiveness and efficiency (including cost) of the WELS Scheme provided by the third review of the WELS Act 2005, being undertaken by Allen & Clarke. We wish to address opportunities for regulatory reform with comment on the current structure and administration  of the […]

Read More
Look for the WaterMark

Products covered by the WaterMark Certification Scheme are evaluated and certified against product specifications or standards and then listed on an online database. To check if a product is certified, look it up on the WaterMark Product Database – visit

Read More