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