Initiatives and incentives
Federal and state governments and industry associations provide a number of initiatives and incentives to encourage and assist apprentices and trainees.
- Summary of incentives and allowances for Australian Apprentices and Trainees
- Summary of incentives for employers of Australian Apprentices and Trainees
- State Payroll guide
Job Commitment Bonus: The Job Commitment Bonus encourages long-term unemployed young Australians to find a job and keep it.
Job in Jeopardy Assistance: Assistance for people at risk of losing their job because of illness, injury or disability.
Aged Care Education and Training Incentive program: Eligible aged care workers can receive payments to help them undertake accredited education and training programs.
Relocation Assistance: The Relocation Assistance to Take Up a Job programme is an Australian Government programme which helps job seekers to relocate for work.
State Government Financial Assistance: Information about student loans, travel payments and bonuses.
Aged Care Education and Training Incentive Program: Applicants must have commenced an eligible course on or before 31 March 2016 to be accepted to the Aged Care Education and Training Incentive (ACETI) programme. Students will receive completion payments as long as they complete their studies by 30 June 2020.
Jobs in Jeopardy: A service available to an employee who is at risk of losing their job due ill-health, injury or disability.
OzHelp Support: OzHelp Support services are about making sure that apprentices, workers, supervisors, managers and employers are able to keep moving forward in their personal and professional lives.
Relocation Assistance to take up a job: The Relocation Assistance to Take up a job programme is an Australian Government Programme which helps job seekers to relocate for work.
Travel and Accommodation Allowance: Travel allowances will be based on a pre-determined rate depending on the distance travelled, calculated at 24 cents per kilometre for the shortest practical route.