If you employ an apprentice or trainee you may be eligible for a wage subsidy of 50 per cent of their wage paid from 1 January 2020 to 30 September 2020. You can register for the subsidy from early April 2020. The Government is supporting small business to retain their apprentices and trainees. Eligible employers can apply for a wage subsidy of 50 per cent of the apprentice’s or trainee’s wage paid during the 9 months from 1 January 2020 to 30 September 2020. Where a small business is not able to retain an apprentice, the subsidy will be available to a new employer. Employers will be reimbursed up to a maximum of $21,000, per eligible apprentice or trainee ($7,000 per quarter). Support will also be provided to the National Apprentice Employment Network, who are responsible for coordinating the re‑employment of displaced apprentices and trainees throughout their network of host employers across Australia. Eligibility The subsidy will be available to small businesses employing fewer than 20 full‑time employees who retain an apprentice or trainee. Employers of any size and Group Training Organisations that re‑engage an eligible out‑of‑trade apprentice or trainee will be eligible for the subsidy. The apprentice or trainee must have been in training with a small business as at 1 March 2020. Employers will be able to access the subsidy after an eligibility assessment is undertaken by an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider. This measure will support up to 70,000 small businesses, employing around 117,000 apprentices. Timing Employers can register for the subsidy from early April 2020. Final claims for payment must be lodged by 31 December 2020. For further information on how to apply for the subsidy, including information on eligibility, contact an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider.
This grant provides subsidies to small businesses in building, construction, tourism, hospitality and manufacturing if they hire a new apprentice or trainee. Subsidies of up to $5,000 are provided for each apprentice or trainee employed on a full-time basis, and $2,500 for each apprentice or trainee employed on a part-time basis. Subsidies are provided in two equal payments 6 months and 12 months after the commencement of the training contract of the new apprentice or trainee. To be eligible, you must: undertake activity in one of the nominated target industries as your main business activity not be liable to pay Payroll Tax to the Commissioner of State Revenue for the individual apprentice or trainee within the financial year that the application is lodged employ the apprentice or trainee in a workplace physically located in Tasmania
The Victorian Government has launched a new program offering businesses wage subsidies of up $20,000 per employee to help people get back to work after the pandemic. The $250 million Jobs Victoria Fund is part of a wider program to help businesses and people whose employment has been most impacted by COVID-19 recover and rebuild their lives. Eligible employers that hire jobseekers from priority groups can receive up to $20,000 per employee to cover the costs of hiring and training new staff for the first 12 months of employment. Subsidies are available for up to 20 full-time equivalent employees OR up to a maximum 20% growth in your current staffing levels. Who can apply? All businesses operating in Victoria with an annual payroll of up to $20 million can apply. This includes SMEs, sole traders, not-for-profits, social enterprises, local councils and universities. Note: You must hire employees from priority groups before you apply for funding. Who are the priority jobseekers for the Jobs Victoria Fund? The Jobs Victoria Fund supports the following people into work: women aged over 45 years jobseekers who are long-term unemployed (unemployed for six months or more) jobseekers registered with a Jobs Victoria partner Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people people with disability people seeking asylum/refugees newly arrived migrants from non-English speaking backgrounds young people aged under 25 people over 45 years veterans people previously employed under the Working for Victoria initiative. How do I apply for the Jobs Victoria Fund? Visit the Jobs Victoria Fund website for more information on eligibility and how to apply.