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Payments for WA businesses hiring new apprentices or trainees

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Payments for WA businesses hiring new apprentices or trainees

Jobs and Skills WA Employer Incentive

The Jobs and Skills WA Employer Incentive provides businesses with incentive payments when they employ an apprentice or new entrant trainee.

What do you get?

The payment amount depends on the nominal term of the apprenticeship or traineeship.

Who is this for?

WA businesses.

Overview

Jobs and Skills WA Employer Incentive provides businesses with financial assistance to help them with the costs of employing a new entrant trainee or apprentice.

The incentive amount is based on the nominal term of the apprenticeship or traineeship.

Employers may be able to receive an additional loading payment if the apprenticeship / traineeship is undertaken in a priority occupation.

Employers can claim incentive payments at the following milestones:

Apprenticeships

  • at the commencement of the apprenticeship
  • at the mid-point of the nominal duration of the apprenticeship
  • on completion of the apprenticeship

Traineeships

  • at the commencement of the traineeship
  • on completion of the traineeship

Check if you can apply

To be eligible, you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be running a business which is currently below the payroll tax threshold (currently at $950,000 per annum)
  • employ a new entrant trainee or an apprentice