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Incentives and Support

Incentives and Support

Through our employment services and apprenticeship support services, we can advise your business on all Australian and State government funded incentives available. Our experienced team can ensure that you access all available incentives and support, depending on your recruitment requirements. Our support includes:

Apprenticeships Incentives

Replacing the current Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program from July 1 2022, the Australian Apprenticeships Incentive System (AAIS) offers incentives to employers, particularly those industries experiencing skills shortages. 

Workforce Australia Wage Subsidies

Through the Australian Government’s Workforce Australia Employment Services, wage subsidies of up to $10,000 are available to businesses that hire eligible jobseekers into ongoing positions.

The varying opportunities for government support for businesses are typically available for up to six months and are available to you if you meet the following criteria:

  • Have an ABN
  • The employee hasn’t previously been recruited by you in the last two years
  • Your new hire meets government requirements
  • The position is ongoing for 20 hours or more a week
  • Must follow suitable standards and pay at least the minimal national pay requirements

Identified Skills Shortages

Right now, Australia is experiencing a skills shortage for certain industries. If your business operates in one of the trades listed on the Australian Apprenticeship Priority List you may be eligible to receive financial assistance to take on an apprentice or trainee or to up-skill your current staff.

The Australian Apprenticeship Priority List identifies traditional trades that are identified as experiencing a national skills shortage. The list is based on detailed labour market research and analysis.

Under the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program, an Australian Apprentice undertaking a Certificate III or IV qualification that leads to an occupation listed on the Australian Apprenticeship Priority List may be eligible to attract additional employer incentives and personal benefits.

Employers of Australian Apprentices in Priority List occupations may be eligible for a Priority Wage Subsidy, set at 10 per cent of the apprentice’s wages for the first and second year, up to a maximum of $1,500 per quarter, and 5 per cent of the apprentice’s wages in the third year, up to a maximum of $750 per quarter.

Employers of Australian Apprentices in occupations not on the Priority List may be eligible for a Hiring Incentive of up to a maximum of $3,500 in the first year of an Australian Apprenticeship.

Workplace Modifications

Your business may be eligible for financial help to employ eligible people with disability and mental health conditions. This support is provided by the Employee Assistance Fund (EAF) and provides your business with funding for work-related modifications, equipment, Auslan services and workplace assistance and support services.

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