Updated 19th July 2019
The most commonly asked question we get from employers is “what incentives are available if I put on an apprentice?” To help answer this we have compiled all the information we can find in one area, including links to the pages to check the latest details. This information changes quite often, so for the latest information check with the individual organisations listed, or your apprentice broker, eg Business SA, MEGT, MAS National/ CEG. WorkReady have a very helpful website that covers a lot of good information, visit http://www.skills.sa.gov.au/apprenticeships-traineeships/employing-an-apprentice-or-trainee
How do I sign up an apprentice?
You can read our step by step guide by clicking this link, or contact the Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC) on 13 38 73 for referral advice, or visit www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au. An AAC assists employers with the processes involved in registering a new apprentice, engaging an appropriate training organisation and managing the payment of Australian Apprenticeship Program incentives (where applicable).
What are the current incentives?
6 months Federal Government Commencement Incentive $ 1,500
12 months Become a Bricklayer Brickstart Subsidy (ABBTF) $ 1,000
12 months CITB On-Job Training Support (Up to $2,500) $ 2,500
12 months Federal Government Additional Identified Skills Shortage – 1st Payment* $ 2,000
24 months Become a Bricklayer Brickstart Subsidy (ABBTF) $ 1,000
24 months CITB On-Job Training Support (Up to $2,500) $ 2,500
36 months Become a Bricklayer Brickstart Subsidy (ABBTF) $ 1,000
36 months CITB On-Job Training Support (Up to $2,500) $ 2,500
Completion CITB On-Job Training Support (Up to $2,500) $ 2,500
Completion Federal Government Completion Incentive $ 2,500
Completion Federal Government Additional Identified Skills Shortage – 2nd Payment* $ 2,000
12 months Federal Government Support for Adult Australian Apprenticeships 21+ years $4,000
The CITB provides a range of support funding to assist in meeting the skills profile requirements of the Construction Industry. Employers may have eligible apprentices and trainees who will be eligible for employer support payments.
If you require additional assistance or help and are thinking of taking on an Apprentice there are two options available to you:
- Either employ an Apprentice directly, or
- Hire one through a Group Training Organisation (GTO).
Funding Schedule – http://citb.org.au/Apprentice/FundingSchedule/tabid/129/Default.aspx
Once your Company is registered, ask your Apprentice to register with the CITB, quoting your ABN, which links them to your Organisation. They will need their Contract of Training (COT) Number together with their personal details.
WorkCover/ Return to Work SA remuneration exemption
Employers are also entitled to a WorkCover/ Return to Work SA exemption for apprentices and/or trainees whom they employ.
Australian Government Incentives – www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au
WorkCover – www.workcover.com
Payroll Tax Rebates are being considered again! Refer to – www.revenuesa.sa.gov.au
CITB Incentives – www.citb.org.au