Wage subsidy and training grants for apprentices

Wage subsidy in stimulus package announced by the Australian Government on 12 March 2020

  • If you have fewer than 20 full-time employees, you can apply for a $7000 per quarter wage subsidy for each of your apprentices and trainees, for the first three quarters of 2020.
  • The subsidy period is backdated to 1 January 2020 and lasts until 30 September 2020.

For more information

For full details including how to register for the subsidy, see the Australian Apprenticeships website.

Construction Training Fund grants announced by WA Government on 23 April 2020

On 23 April, the Premier and Minister for Education and Training announced Construction Training Fund grants to help employers in the building and construction industry retain apprentices and trainees. The package, which will last for six months, includes

  • an immediate $2,000 payment to employers for each apprentice and trainee currently employed.
  • monthly payments of $250, backdated to 1 April and commencing on 1 June, for each apprentice or trainee currently employed
  • reimbursements up to $1,000 for any short-course training an apprentice undertakes

For more information

For full details see Construction Training Fund COVID-19 notice.