Entitlements and Incentives

Overview of The Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program

The objective of the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program is to develop a more skilled Australian workforce that delivers long-term benefits for our nation and our international competitiveness.

This is achieved by encouraging employers to open up genuine opportunities for skills-based training of their employees, through provision by the Australian Government of financial incentives to employers who employ and train an Australian Apprentice (apprentice or trainee). The Australian Government also funds a range of personal benefits for Australian Apprentices to encourage retention in, and completion of, their Australian Apprenticeship.

The Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program contains a range of incentives and personal benefits, including:

Payment of incentives and personal benefits is subject to employers and Australian Apprentices satisfying eligibility criteria as set out in the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program Guidelines.

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Apprentice Wage Bulletin – July 2012

Building and Construction General On-Site Award 2010 Transitioning from – National Building and Construction Industry (State) Award NAPSA.


Note: Additional rates and allowances may apply in certain circumstances.  Please contact the Fair Work Australia on 1300 799 675 for more information.