Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements

This program provides a wage subsidy for all employers who engage a new Australian Apprentice.

Closes in 37 days

Closing date: 30 Jun 2022

What you get?

Subsidy of 50% of wages.

Who is this for?

Businesses that engage an Australian Apprentice.


Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy supports employers of any size to take on new apprentices or trainees.

Any business that engages an Australian Apprentice between 31 March 2022 and 30 June 2022 may be eligible for a subsidy of 50% of the apprentices gross wages paid.

The subsidy is for a maximum of $7000 per quarter, per eligible apprentice, for wages paid in the 12-month period from the date they start.

What are the eligibility criteria?

The subsidy is available to employers of any size, industry or geographic location.

Your business may be eligible if:

  • you engage an Australian Apprentice between 31 March 2022 and 30 June 2022
  • your 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.

The subsidy is not available for an apprentice receiving any other form of Australian Government wage subsidy, for example, Supporting Apprentices and Trainees or JobKeeper.

Learn more about the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements.

How do you apply

Find out if you are eligible and how to apply through an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider.

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