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Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program Guidelines
The objective of the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program is to contribute to the development of a highly skilled and relevant Australian workforce that supports economic sustainability and competitiveness.
The Program contains a range of employer incentives and personal benefit payments to Australian Apprentices.
The Program links into the industries and occupations traditionally associated with the apprenticeship system.
In addition, the Program targets a broad range of traineeships and apprenticeships in new and emerging industries especially where future skills shortages are projected.
Eligibility for payments under the Program are assessed by the appropriate entity depending on the incentive payment. The Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Providers and Services Australia will determine/verify payment eligibility in accordance with the eligibility criteria outlined for each type of payment in the Program Guidelines.
Please contact your local Apprenticeship Network Provider for further information about the Program, including eligibility requirements and processes for claiming incentives.
You can find your local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider on the Australian Apprenticeships website at www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au or by phoning the Skilling Australia information line on 13 38 73.
These guidelines provide updates to the previous version published in April 2022.
The amended guidelines, effective from 1 July 2022 will:
· Outline the grandfathering arrangements for payments made to Australian Apprentices and their employers, for apprentices who have commenced their Australian Apprenticeship prior to 1 July 2022 or, for apprentices returning to their previous employer on or after 1 July 2022, after a period of suspension or cancellation where the break is less than six months.
No new applications under this Program will be accepted from the 1 July 2022.
Grant payments under this Program will continue to be administered for existing participants for the duration of the apprenticeship.