The civil construction industry is an important sector. Continuing the development of skills for our apprentices and trainees is critical, especially maintaining employees who want to continue with a career in civil.
As part of the Australian Government’s Economic Response to the Coronavirus, eligible employers can apply for a wage subsidy of 50 per cent of the apprentice’s or trainee’s wage paid during the 9 months from 1 January 2020 to 30 September 2020.
This assistance will support up to 70,000 small businesses employing around 117,000 apprentices and trainees across the country. The Government is supporting small business to retain their apprentices and trainees.
Eligible employers can apply for a wage subsidy of 50 per cent of the apprentice’s or trainee’s wage paid during the 9 months from 1 January 2020 to 30 September 2020.
Where a small business is not able to retain an apprentice, the subsidy will be available to a new employer.
Employers will be reimbursed up to a maximum of $21,000, per eligible apprentice or trainee ($7,000 per quarter).
The subsidy will be available to small businesses employing fewer than 20 employees who retain an apprentice or trainee. The apprentice or trainee must have been in-training with a small business as at 1 March 2020
Employers will be able to access the subsidy after an eligibility assessment is undertaken by an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider. Visit www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au
Employers are able to register for the subsidy from early April 2020 with final claims to be lodged by 31 December 2020.
Businesses can visit business.gov.au to find out more about how the Economic Response complements the range of support available to small and medium businesses.
If you would like to apply for the apprentice or trainee wage subsidy and would like assistance please contact us on 1300 DIAL CCF or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help you!