We’ve unlocked more support to help you grow your business with skilled people, in partnership with the Australian Government.
Subsidised training in the form of apprenticeships and traineeships, is now available through the South Australian Government to help you grow your business with the right people, who have the skills you need.
We understand many of you are poised for growth, but the challenges faced with COVID-19 have made it difficult to invest and plan for the future. That's why there's more support for business to hire and retain skilled workers in their business.
See available incentives and subsidies below.
South Australian Government support
Australian Government support
Access 50% of the apprentice or trainee’s wages to a maximum of $28,000. The subsidy is available for apprentice or trainee commencements or recommencements between 5 October 2020 and 31 March 2022 and final claims must be lodged by 30 June 2023. Eligible employers will be able to access 50% of wages paid to a new or recommencing apprentice or trainee for a 12 month period from the date of commencement, with a maximum payment of $7,000 per quarter.
This program offers a $4,000 base incentive, with additional funding available for apprentices or trainees from various categories, including equity groups, mature age, rural and drought affected areas and more.
Take on an apprentice within one of ten occupations experiencing national skills shortages and apply for $4,000 in support.
Employers in rural and regional areas can apply for up to $1,000 for taking on an apprentice.
If your business is based in a Declared Drought Area, potential access is available for up to $3,000 per apprentice you employ.
Employers taking on an apprentice aged 45 years or older may be eligible to apply for a commencement incentive of $1,500.
Employers taking on an ‘out of trade’ apprentice or trainee (for example unemployed or returning to the trade) may be eligible to apply for a $750 incentive for an apprentice in Certificate III, IV or selected Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications.
JobTrainer provides funding to enable, young people, school leavers and job seekers to have access to low-fee short courses and qualifications that can unlock exciting opportunities for work or further training.
JobTrainer is about getting more skilled people into jobs in the growth areas of our economy, for example social care, defence, IT and digital, space and creative industries.
If you employ apprentices and trainees, JobTrainer could support you to pay their wages and keep your apprentices and trainees working.
Under JobTrainer, young people may be able to study for free or at low fees if they are eligible:
- Not currently employed and not enrolled in school, or
- Aged between 16 and 24 years and not enrolled in school, or
- Hold a Health Care, Pensioner or Veteran Affairs concession card, or
- Looking to enrol in a course relevant to a skilled career in social care or digital skills. Students and businesses can speak to training providers about eligible courses.
You can also search for JobTrainer funded courses to see which qualifications are eligible.
See further information about eligibility criteria for young people, school leavers and job seekers.
In order to be eligible for apprenticeship related incentives and wage subsidies, employers must be registered to employ an apprentice or trainee.
All financial support is subject to eligibility, budget availability and are accessible for a nominated period of time or capped at a total number of allocated places.
State Government supports exclude any subsidy paid to training providers for delivery of accredited training. Check this site regularly or call the Skills InfoLine on 1800 673 097
Information about Australian Government supports are primarily sourced from the Australian Apprenticeships website. You can check this site regularly for any changes.