Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union



What support is the government offering?


The federal government has provided employer incentives to support apprentices and trainees.

The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy supports businesses and Group Training Organisations to take on new apprentices by providing a wage subsidy paid to a new or recommencing apprentice or trainee for a 12-month period.

The final date for new entrants into the program is 31 March 2022.

More information is available here.

The normal Commonwealth apprenticeship incentive program, Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program (AAIP), is being replaced by a new subsidy program from 1 October 2021.

The new program is called the Incentives for Australian Apprenticeships (IAA). 

More information is available here. 

The Queensland Government also has its own incentives including a support payment of up to $20,000 for employers who recruit eligible unemployed jobseekers in regional Queensland. More information is available here.

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