The $1.2 billion Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy will support employers of any size to engage up to 100,000 new apprentices or trainees. This is in addition to the Supporting Apprentices and Trainees wage subsidy.


Any business that engages an Australian Apprentice on or after 5 October 2020 may be eligible for a subsidy of 50 per cent of wages paid to an apprentice between 5 October 2020 and 30 September 2021, to a maximum of $7,000 per quarter.

The subsidy is not available for an apprentice receiving any other form of Australian Government wage subsidy e.g. Supporting Apprentices and Trainees, JobKeeper Payment or JobMaker Hiring Credit.

Learn more about the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements.

Learn if you are eligible and how to apply for the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements subsidy through an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider.