Apprentice and Trainee Grant for Small Business TAS

The Apprentice and Trainee Grant for Small Business provides small businesses with a subsidy for each trainee or apprentice they employ as a new worker from January 2021.

The grant is no longer available

What you get?

A subsidy of up to $5000 for each apprentice or trainee they employ.

Who is this for?

Tasmanian small businesses.


Subsidies are available to small businesses  if they hire a new apprentice or trainee and they are not entitled to claim the Payroll Tax Rebate Scheme.

Subsidies of up to $5000 are provided for each apprentice or trainee employed on a full-time basis, and $2500 for each apprentice or trainee employed on a part-time basis.

Subsidies are provided in two equal payments 6 months and 12 months after the commencement of the training contract of the new apprentice or trainee.

What are the eligibility criteria?

Under this program, eligibility criteria apply to both the employer and the apprentice or trainee.

The employer of the apprentice or trainee must:

  • be registered on the Australian business register (ABR)
  • not be liable to pay payroll tax to the Commissioner of State Revenue for the individual apprentice or trainee at the time the application is lodged
  • employ the apprentice or trainee in a workplace physically located in Tasmania

The apprentice or trainee must:

  • have commenced in a valid training contract, dated on or after 1 January 2021, with an employer who meets the employer eligibility criteria
  • be classified as a new worker on that training contract
  • continue to be in employment with the employer at the time of payment of the first instalment of the grant

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Apprentice and Trainee Grant for Small Business.