Traineeship Opportunities

Up to $32,000 now available from the Federal Government to hire and train eligible employees.

The Australian Government has announced some changes and an extension to the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy.

Your business may be eligible if:

  • You hire a new employee as an apprentice or trainee between October 5 2020 now until March 31 2022, and
  • The new employee undertakes a Certificate II or higher qualification and has a training contract that is formally approved by the state training authority.

How much is available?

  • Eligible employers will receive a wage subsidy of up to 50 per cent of the employee’s gross wage paid. Potentially $32000 inclusive of commencement and completion incentives if the trainee completes the qualification.
  • The wage subsidy is available for a maximum of $7,000 per quarter, per eligible Australian Apprentice, for wages paid in the 12-month period from date of commencement or recommencement.
  • Available to employers of any size, industry or geographic location.
  • Payments will be made quarterly in arrears, with first claims for the subsidy available from 1 January 2021.
Learn more
Check your eligibility

Learn More About the Traineeship Opportunity

What is a traineeship?

Example Cashflow: How the funds are distributed

How to sign up for the incentive

How does Small Business Australia help?


RTO stands for Registered Training Organisation which are education providers of nationally-recognised courses and qualifications. RTOs can include technical colleges, private institutions, industry organisations and individual businesses.

The RTO will conduct the relevant training and assessments with the trainee and provide the certificate of qualification once successfully completed.

Apprenticeship Network Providers offer a free service to industry, employers, apprentices and trainees to assist them with the sign-up, administration and management of apprenticeships and traineeships.

Casual – no, they must be moved to a part-time or full-time employee to undertake a traineeship

Part-time – yes, a part-time employee must work a minimum of 13 hours to be eligible to undertake a traineeship

Full-time – yes, a full-time employee can undertake a traineeship

No, as of March 2021 the federal government has extended and uncapped the availability of the funds.

Check Your Eligibility

Complete the form below to check your eligibility. A member of our team will review your details and provide options for a training provider.

Employee information

Please answer the following questions regarding your current employee situation and their tasks to help determine your eligibility.