$1.3 billion support package to keep apprentices and trainees on the job

"A 50 per cent wage subsidy of up to $21,000 will be available to small businesses which employ fewer than 20 full time employees, including those using a Group Training Organisation, to retain their apprentice or trainee. The subsidy will also be available to businesses of any size and Group Training Organisations that re-engage an eligible apprentice or trainee who would otherwise lose their job.

Businesses can register to be assessed for eligibility from 2 April 2020. To be eligible for the wage subsidy the apprentice or trainee must have been in-training with a small business as at 1 March 2020.

The $1.3 billion measure will ensure up to 70,000 small businesses can keep around 117,000 apprentices and trainees across the country in work and training. The investment is part of the broader $17.6 billion package, designed to keep Australians in jobs and businesses in business. "

 

https://ministers.employment.gov.au/cash/13-billion-support-package-keep-apprentices-and-trainees-job