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Supporting New Clean Energy Apprenticeships

03 Mar 2023

Support is now available for Australian Apprentices working in the clean energy sector as part of the Australian Government’s New Energy Apprenticeships Program.

The New Energy Apprenticeships Program encourages Australians to consider careers in the clean energy sector. The clean energy sector covers up to 40 different occupations across multiple industries.

Here are some of the jobs that you can work in:

  • installing solar panels on roofs
  • working on large-scale renewable projects
  • agricultural technicians.

The program provides direct support to individuals undertaking a Certificate III or above qualification for a Clean Energy Occupation listed on the Australian Apprenticeships Priority List.

Australian Apprentices who started on or after 1 January 2023 are eligible for the program and have access to financial assistance of up to $10,000.

To help improve apprentice retention and completion rates, payments are made at intervals based on the apprentices start date.

Full-time apprentices are eligible to claim up to $2,000 at 6, 12, 24 and 36 month intervals, and on completion of their apprenticeship. Part-time apprentices can claim up to $1,000 at these intervals.

From July 2023, Australian Apprentices in the program will have access to professional development training delivered by industry mentors. Connecting apprentices with experienced professionals will give insight into the industry, while providing real-world training and experience.

The Australian Government is supporting clean energy innovation across a broad range of projects. The New Energy Apprenticeships Program helps ensure there is a pipeline of skilled workers to support Australia’s clean energy infrastructure now and in the future.

For more information about the New Energy Apprenticeship Program, visit the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives website.

An Australian Government Initiative – Australian Apprenticeships – Your Life. Your Career. Your Future. – Receive up to $10k in incentives with a New Energy Apprenticeship.