New Incentives For Hiring Apprentices


The recent South Australia Government Budget included some extra incentives for hiring full time staff, including apprentices. Over the last few years there have been a number of changes to the incentives employers are able to claim for hiring an apprentice. The current incentives are:

$1500 commencement incentive from the Federal Govt at 6 month milestone

$2100 CITB incentive at 12 month milestone

$2000 Job Accelerator Grant payment from State Govt at 12 month milestone

$2100 CITB incentive at 24 month milestone

$2000 Job Accelerator Grant payment from State Govt at 24 month milestone

$2100 CITB incentive at 36 month milestone

$2100 CITB incentive at 48 month milestone

$2500 completion payment from the Federal Govt at completion of contract

PLUS: Exemption from the Return To Work (WorkCover) levy

On top of this the Australia Brick & Block Training Foundation (ABBTF) also offers these extra incentives for BRICKLAYING apprentices

$3,000 Brickstart Subsidy – specifically for employers of bricklaying apprentices paid as $1000 over 3 years.

ABBTF also offers two special, one-off payments to employers and GTOs: