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Wage subsidy for apprentices and trainees extended

Posted on August 10, 2020

Wage subsidy for apprentices and trainees extended

The 50% wage subsidy for apprentices and trainees has been extended until March 2021, and will be expanded to include medium-sized businesses

The Australian Government has announced a boost in funding to extend and expand the Supporting Apprentices and Trainees wage subsidy, to help businesses to keep apprentices and trainees in work.

An additional $1.5 billion will be committed to wage subsidies for apprentices and trainees, extending the scheme initially announced in March for a further six months, and expanding it to cover medium-sized businesses.

Under this scheme, eligible employers can apply for a wage subsidy of 50 per cent of an apprentice or trainee’s wages (up to $7,000 per quarter) until 31 March 2021.

The eligibility criteria for subsidies will be widened from small businesses to now include medium-size businesses with 199 or fewer employees who had an apprentice in place on 1 July, 2020.

Employers who re-engage an apprentice that was displaced by an eligible small or medium-sized business are also eligible.


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