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Wage Subsidies For Early Childhood Services Who Take On Trainees

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Early childhood education and care services who take on trainees may be eligible for the Australian Government wage subsidy, Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements.

Eligible employers can receive a subsidy of 50% of a trainee's gross wages. The subsidy will pay up to $7,000 per quarter for wages paid in the 12-month period from commencement.

You may be eligible if you engage a new trainee before 31 March 2022 who:

  • is undertaking a Certificate II or higher qualification, including Certificate III or Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and Certificate IV in School Aged Education and Care, and
  • has a training contract formally approved by the state training authority.

Exclusions and existing worker eligibility apply.

For more information: Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements

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