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Claiming BAC and CAC wage subsidies

A guide for how employers can claim their Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) and Completing Apprenticeship Commencements (CAC) Wage Subsidies in the Apprenticeships Data Management System (ADMS).

Apprenticeships Data Management System (ADMS)

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From 1 July 2022, the Australian Apprenticeships Incentive System will support a more inclusive and sustainable economy, ensuring Australians receive quality training while in paid employment. It will help get apprentices working in secure jobs that are in demand, filling skills shortages.

Please note that BAC and CAC claim applications are available approximately 15 days after the end of the previous claim period. Read the BAC & CAC claim application availability in ADMS fact sheet for more information.

As an Employer, you can now lodge your BAC and CAC claims using the Apprenticeships Data Management System (ADMS).

Setting up your access to ADMS is a three-step process:

  1. Create your Digital Identity, such as myGovID. To access ADMS you will need at least a Standard identity strength. For help with myGovID, visit
  2. Link your myGovID to a business using Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM). How you link depends on your role: 
  3. Register for an account on the ADMS Portal, ensuring you accept the security declaration. For help, see our How to register for an ADMS account quick reference guide

Once you’ve completed these steps, you can log into ADMS at any time using your Digital Identity.

For more information about Digital Identity, visit



How to Claim BAC and CAC wage subsidies

If you are eligible to receive a BAC or CAC wage subsidy, ADMS will automatically generate your claim form and email you to let you know it’s available.

For help with claiming BAC and CAC wage subsidies in ADMS, watch the above video or see our Overview of the BAC and CAC application process fact sheet.

Wage evidence and claim information

When you complete your BAC or CAC claim in ADMS, you need to provide wage evidence. You can use payment summaries, payroll prints or payslips as evidence:

ADMS uses the information you provide to calculate the wage subsidy amount that you will be paid. Please see our Understanding your claim amount knowledge article for information about how your claim amount is calculated.

To learn more about BAC and CAC claim periods, refer to the Understanding BAC and CAC claim periods knowledge article.

Training and support

For more information or support for accessing and using ADMS, please call 1800 020 108.