The Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme provides a number of incentives to assist employers who take on an Australian Apprentice, particularly where the Australian Apprenticeship is in a trade experiencing a skills shortage.

Eligibility for incentives under the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme may be affected by the duration of the employment relationship you have with your current employee.

More information on the employer incentives is available on the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme page.

Please note: the Australian Apprenticeships website provides information on the incentives available from the Australian Government only. Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprenticeship Network) providers are responsible for determining eligibility for these incentives. Other assistance and incentives may be available from your State/Territory government department, authority or agency.

Apprenticeship Network providers are contracted by the Australian Government to deliver free Australian Apprenticeships support services, which include providing information and assistance to employers, Australian Apprentices and other interested people, marketing and promoting Australian Apprenticeships and administering Australian Government incentive payments to employers and allowances for Australian Apprentices.

To contact an Apprenticeship Network provider, please call the Australian Apprenticeships referral line on 13 38 73 or visit the "Find My Apprenticeship Network provider page".