Supporting Apprentices & Trainees


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  • Wage subsidy of 50% of the wage paid during the 9 months from 1 January – 30 September 2020
  • Employers will be reimbursed up to a maximum of $21k per eligible apprentice or trainee ($7k per quarter)
  • Where a small business is not able to retain an apprentice, the subsidy will be available to a new employee
  • Eligible for Small businesses;
    • Employing fewer than 20 full-time employees; &
    • Apprentice or trainee must have been in training with a small business as at 1 March 2020
  • Register for the subsidy from early April 2020
  • Final Claims for payment must be lodged by 31 December 2020
  • Administered through the existing system – contact local provider
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