Retain apprentices: Is your business eligible for a wage subsidy during COVID-19?

Businesses or Group Training Organisation who take on an Australian apprentice from 5 October 2020 to 31 March 2022 may be eligible for a subsidy of 50 per cent of wages paid to an apprentice, up to a maximum of $7,000 per quarter.

Your business may be eligible if:

  • you engage an Australian apprentice between 5 October 2020 and 31 March 2022, and
  • your Australian apprentice or trainee is undertaking a Certificate II or higher qualification, and has a training contract that is formally approved by the relevant state training authority.

Learn more about the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy>

Help to employ an apprentice or trainee

Considering the predicted downturn in employment, we’re here to support local business and job seekers thrive in the community. We have apprentices and trainees ready to work and can connect you with the right person for your team.

Hiring an apprentice may be an effective approach to help you manage your business and workload over the coming months and years.

We remain open for business. Ready to provide advice and support however we can during these extraordinary times.

Learn more about hiring apprentices>

Keeping apprentices in work

The health and safety of our apprentices and your staff is our number one priority*. We are in regular contact with all our apprentices and trainees regarding COVID-19 safety precautions providing them with extra support and advice.

Stay safe! We can help you with your questions and to retain or find an apprentice, call us on 1300 621 499.

Find additional information around the Australian Government support for business, here.

* Community Solutions are strictly following advice from relevant Government authorities. We are committed to helping avoid the spread of COVID-19 to ensure we can continue to deliver our services safely.

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