Financial Assistance


To increase the take up of apprenticeships and traineeships, the Australian Government provides a range of financial assistance to school-based apprentices and trainees. These are listed below.


Certificate II Certificate III/IV Selected Diploma/Advanced Diploma

Living Away From Home Allowance
● First year rate
● Second year rate
● Third year rate

$77.17 p/w
$38.59 p/w
$25.00 p/w

$77.17 p/w
$38.59 p/w
$25.00 p/w

$77.17 p/w
$38.59 p/w
$25.00 p/w

Trade Support Loan

A Certificate II in Agriculture
or Horticulture may be eligible
for the Trade Support Loan.
All other certificate II
qualifications are not eligible.

Apprentices can receive
monthly payments up to:

$8000 in the first year
(12 monthly payments of $666.67)
$6000 in the second year
(12 monthly payments of $500)
$4000 in the third year
(12 monthly payments of $333.33)
$2000 in the fourth year
(12 monthly payments of $166.67)


Please Note: BUSY At Work Apprenticeships Services is responsible for managing the Australian Apprenticeships Incentive Program only. Eligibility criteria apply to all incentives and allowances.

THE BUSY GROUP LTD trading as BUSY At Work is a service provider contracted by the Australian Government as represented by the Department of Education and Training to provide support services to prospective and current employers and Australian Apprentices. THE BUSY GROUP LTD is one of a number of Network Providers in Queensland and Western Australia. This website does not represent the Australian Government, if you wish to access information about the Australian Apprenticeships, from the Australian Government you should access the Australian Apprenticeships website.

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Following the recent Queensland Health advice, a number of BUSY At Work offices will be temporarily closed in the Greater Brisbane Area from 5pm Monday the 29th March and will not reopen until after the Easter long weekend on Tuesday the 6th of April, 2021. Click here for list of offices affected. We will be taking calls until 8pm Thursday 1st  on 13 28 79 should you wish to speak with one of the team.

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