Support for your business

MAS supports your business

At MAS National we support our employers to grow their business through Australian Apprenticeships.

We can provide free support with:

  • Apprentice mentoring
  • Recruiting an apprentice
  • Access to Business Advisory Services
  • Financial support/incentives

Today we’re going to talk about incentives currently available to employers.

If you’d like more tailored and in-depth information, simply contact us for a one-on-one consultation.


Employer Incentives

By registering your apprentice with MAS National, as an employer you can be eligible for Federal Incentives to support the apprenticeship. If you’d like to find out more about this, contact us today.

There are a range of other state and federal incentives that you might be eligible for as an employer taking on an apprentice.

While these programs are not administered by us, we aim to support our employers throughout the apprenticeship. Therefore we always endeavour to seek out and refer you to any additional incentive information you may be eligible for.

To find a list of links for additional state incentives, you can click here to go to our Employer Incentives page.

In the spotlight: Bricklaying Industry Incentives

Australian Brick and Blocklaying Training Foundation Industry Subsidies

This scheme is administered by the Australian Brick and Blocklaying Training Foundation (ABBTF) and is available to employers taking on apprentices into a registered Bricklaying/Blocklaying Apprenticeship.

The program is funded by industry, for industry and aims to address the skills shortage in the bricklaying trades.

The subsidies on offer are the Brickstart Subsidy, the Female Apprentice Bricklayers and the Support for Adult Apprentices subsidy. What’s more, these subsidies are in addition to any federal incentives you might be eligible for under the Australian Apprenticeship Incentive Program!

The Brickstart Subsidy

The Job Accelerator Grant is for businesses liable for payroll tax with total wages of $5M or less. These employers may be eligible for up to $10,000 per new additional full-time, part-time or casual staff member employed.

FAB – Female Apprentice Bricklayers

Employers can be eligible for an additional $2000 for taking on a Female Apprentice Bricklayer. This incentive is paid at the completion of the first year of the apprenticeship.

SAAB – Support for Adult Apprentice Bricklayers

This incentive is available to employers taking on apprentices that are between 21 and 24 years of age at the start date of their apprenticeship.

The funding is paid at the completion of the first year of the apprenticeship.

You can learn more from the ABBTF about Adult Apprentice Bricklaying benefits here.

Program details/particulars

The apprentice must be employed under a National Training Contract (MAS can help with this!). Employers have 3 months from the start date of the Apprenticeship to register with the ABBTF.

Eligibility and payment criteria do apply. For full information and contact details, click here to go to the ABBTF information page for the Brick and Blocklaying Industry Subsidies.

Want to learn more?

Our experienced Business Consultants are available to provide one-on-one tailored support to meet your business needs.

Call us today on 1300 MAS NAT (627 628) to talk to your local consultant, or request a call back online.