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Access the Apprentice Wage Subsidy

 

BUSY At Work and The Apprenticeship Community are committed to supporting apprentices and trainees to complete their qualification and remain in work, and can provide advice on the Australian Government apprentice wage subsidy and available employer incentives.

As part of the Australian Government’s stimulus package to encourage businesses to employ an apprentice or trainee, employers of apprentices can claim for the 50% wage subsidy assistance. 

IMPORTANT: CHANGES TO CLAIMS PROCESS

From the 9th of April, you will no longer be required to submit your claims through to BUSY At Work but will be required to lodge your claims through an online portal with the Australian Government’s ‘Apprenticeship Data Management System’ (ADMS), which will require you to set up and link to your MyGovID account. More information can be found at AustralianApprenticeships.gov.au/About-ADMS

This new process for applying for BAC and CAC wage subsidies has been modernised and streamlined for Claim Periods 6 and onwards (i.e. for wages paid 1 January 2022 to 30 June 2022).

From the 9th of April, employers will be responsible for completing these wage subsidy claims using ADMS.

BUSY At Work will continue to provide advice and support services to employers from pre-commencement to completion of Australian Apprenticeships and will continue to process historic BAC and CAC wage subsidy claims for wages paid between 5 October 2020 and 31 December 2021.

How to get Started
To prepare for the transition, employers who are eligible for the BAC and CAC wage subsidies should create a myGovID Digital Identity and connect it with their business using the Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM). You will be able to register for your ADMS account from 9 April.

How to get Started with ADMS

To get started with the new ADMS claims process you will need to:

To securely access ADMS, users will need to:

  1. Create a Digital Identity with myGovID,
  2. Connect your myGovID with a business through the Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM), and
  3. Register for an ADMS account on the employment System Access Management (eSAM) portal.

Once your ADMS account has been set up by following the above steps, you will be able to access ADMS at any time.

myGovID is your digital identity and makes it easier to prove who you are online – it’s like the 100-point ID check but on your smart device.

To access ADMS, your myGovID Digital Identity will need to be standard identity strength or above.

To learn how to set up your myGovID, please visit myGovID.gov.au.

RAM allows business owners to link their digital identity to their business and to authorise others to act on their behalf when using participating online government services. 

Further Information to Help Set Up Your ADMS Account

About the Apprenticeship Wage Subsidies

Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC)

Employment Incentives for Employers – New Apprentices or Trainees.

NOW UNCAPPED AND EXTENDED TO 30th June 2022

The BAC (effective since 5th October 2020) is in addition to the Supporting Apprentices and Trainees (SAT) subsidy for those employed since January 1, 2020.

Under the BAC scheme, employers of any size, location or industry will be eligible for a Federal Government subsidy of 50% of the wages for apprentices or trainees employed from October 5th 2020, up to 30th June, 2022. The support applies for 12 months from the first day of commencement of your new apprentice or trainee and is up to a maximum of $7,000 per quarter.

For example, if your apprentice or trainee starts on any date between 5 October 2020 up until 31 March 2022, you will be eligible to place claims for 12 months following the sign-up date. 

Lodging dates have now been extended (previously they had to be in by 31st December 2021):

Claims for Rounds 1-6 must be lodged by 30 June 2022, and Rounds 7-10 must be lodged by 30 June 2023.

PLEASE NOTE: Rounds 1-5 will be lodged with your Apprenticeship Network provider and Rounds 6 onwards will be lodged using the new Australian Government ADMS portal.

Download FAQ document for more information (PDF).

Can Your Business Apply For BAC For An Existing Worker?

Applying for the apprentice wage subsidy as part of the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements scheme for existing staff depends on the criteria below, when applying from October 28, 2020 onwards.

An existing worker is only eligible to attract the BAC payment for an employer, where the current worker:

  • commences in a trades-based Australianjob; or
  • transfers from a casual employment arrangement to a part-time or full-time; or
  • transfers from a part-time employment arrangement to a full-timesituation.

Limits apply to the above new criteria.

An employer or host employer (if using a Group Training Organisation), identified by ABN, will be eligible for the BAC payment for up to 30 existing Australian workers where:

  • an existing worker transfers from a casual employment arrangement to part or full-time; or
  • an existing worker transfers from a part-time employment arrangement to a full-time 

No limit will apply where the existing worker is undertaking trades-based Australian on the job training.

Limitations apply for commencements from 28 October 2020.

Payment Summaries & Wage Evidence Requirements

Provision must be made for accurate and regular wage reporting through Single Touch Payroll, unless an exemption from the ATO has been granted. 

Please visit the Australian Taxation Office website for further information about Single Touch Payroll.

More information can be found here: Single Touch Payroll

Help to Lodge your BAC Claim 

Further information to ensure you have all evidence required when lodging a claim can be found at: LODGING A BAC CLAIM 

Acceptable Wage Evidence for BAC Claims

If you are an employer and would like more information:
BACClaimsQLD@busyatwork.com.au

For more information, visit The Department of Education Skills and Employment website.

Completing Apprenticeship Commencements (CAC)

For businesses registered for the apprentice wage subsidy:

The CAC is an extension to subsidies for employers of apprentices or trainees who have previously registered for the BAC.

After 12 months of this support, employers are eligible to transition to the time-limited CAC subsidy for the second and third years of an apprenticeship.

Under the CAC, eligible businesses will receive a 10 per cent wage subsidy in the second year of an eligible apprenticeship, up to a maximum of $1,500 per quarter per person, and a 5 per cent subsidy in the third year of their training, to a maximum of $750 per quarter per person.

The BAC and CAC are available to businesses of any size, industry or geographic location.

Final claims for payment must be lodged by 30 June 2025.

As per the BAC claims, wage payment evidence must be provided.

Payment Summaries & Wage Evidence Requirements

Provision must be made for accurate and regular wage reporting through Single Touch Payroll, unless an exemption from the ATO has been granted. 

Please visit the Australian Taxation Office website for further information about Single Touch Payroll.

More information can be found here Single Touch Payroll

Further Information on the Wage Subsidy

If your business is looking to or is currently employing apprentices or trainees, you can find more details on employment incentives available to you on the Australian Government Department of Employment, Skills and Education website.

Further Support for Employers

You can keep up to date on the Government’s Economic Response to Coronavirus via The Treasury website – https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/businesses 

Further Support for Employers

You can keep up to date on the Government’s Economic Response to Coronavirus via The Treasury website – https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/businesses 
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