Travel and Accommodation Allowance SA

Funding is available to businesses in rural or regional South Australia for travel and accommodation associated with hiring and training an apprentice or trainee.
Application detail:

Apply at any time.

What do you get?

Allowance amounts vary.

Who is this for?

SA rural and regional businesses.


Allowances are available to cover the costs incurred by employers when apprentices and trainees are required to travel long distances to a Nominated Training Organisation (NTO) that delivers their qualification.

Travel and accommodation allowances include:

  • intrastate travel – 30c per kilometre for the shortest practical route
  • interstate travel – calculated at a set rate based on an economy airfare
  • intrastate accommodation – $60 a day
  • interstate accommodation – $110 per day for pre-approved training delivered in other states.

Check if you can apply

To be eligible to receive an allowance, an employer must employ an apprentice or trainee that:

  • has an approved Training Contract registered in South Australia
  • is required to travel in excess of 150 km (round trip) between their normal place of residence and the nearest training venue offering the apprenticeship/traineeship qualification
  • resides within a non-metropolitan area of South Australia.

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