Government Support - Wage Subsidies for Staff

By Talha Tariq posted 03-11-2021 16:49

Dear Members,

I hope you are well and had a successful re-opening in bringing back your clients and customers.

Lockdown may be over but businesses still need support to recover from the impact that the lockdown had on their operations. With government support diminishing as we reach target vaccination rates, thankfully, businesses have other options available to them to qualify for incentives such as wage subsidies for new trainees/apprentices.

To assist with the impact of COVID-19, the federal government is providing support to all employers who engage an Australian Apprentice/Trainee.

The Australian Government has announced the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencement wage subsidy to support employers and Group Training Organisations to take on new apprentices and trainees.

Your business can claim 50% wage subsidy for new trainees, including existing workers for 12 months. The wage subsidy is available for a maximum of $7,000 per quarter per eligible Australian Apprentice/Trainee. In addition, there are financial incentives worth up to $4000 per trainee available to businesses from the government for supporting their staff with on-the-job training.

This is a game-changer for employers as it will help reduce payroll costs as well as provide your staff with government-funded training through flexible on-the-job learning.

At REACH for Training, we are able to offer nationally recognised courses to your staff for a subsidised training fee of $350 under ACT government funding. Training is extremely flexible and is delivered on the job through monthly trainer visits which will support and guide them in completing the qualification. Trainees may also be eligible to receive a completion payment of $300 when they successfully finish the course. Please see below some of the courses that we can deliver to your staff:

Traineeship Courses
Qualification Traineeship Fee
Certificate IV in Leadership and Management $350
Diploma of Leadership and Management $350
Certificate IV in Business $350
Diploma of Business $350
Certificate IV in Business Sales $350
Certificate III in Business $350
Certificate III in Hospitality $350
Certificate IV in Hospitality $350
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care $350
Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) $350
Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) $350
Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) $350
Certificate III in Community Services $350
Certificate IV in Community Services $350
Certificate IV in Ageing Support $350
Certificate IV in Disability  $350
Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care $350
Diploma of Community Services $350

Please see below the eligibility criteria for your staff to undertake traineeship and for your organisation to qualify for the wage subsidy incentive.

1. Permanent residents/Citizens of Australia
2. New Workers (Full time employed within the last 3 months or Part-time employed within the last 12 months).
3. Existing workers (employed for more than 1 year) can be eligible if the business changes their employment status from casuals to either part-time/full time or from part-time to full time

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions and would like to secure the spot for your trainees.

Thank you and looking forward to assisting you with your training needs.

Best Regards,
Talha Tariq
Business Development Manager
REACH for Training (RT0 91280)
0451 819 294