Incentives and initiatives for job seekers
Funding for Australian apprentices and trainees
In addition to being able to earn while learning, there are many other incentives and initiatives for job seekers. Funding is available for Australian apprentices and trainees, with the government seeking to fill skills shortages and increase workforce participation.
For example, mature age grants allow people to reskill or enter a new industry at a later age. The Additional Identified Skills Shortage Payment is available to eligible apprentices and employers working in occupations experiencing national skills shortages.
Federal and state funding is available, contact us today – we’re ready to help you identify what you could be eligible for.
State & Federal Incentives for Apprentices and Trainees
Some key federal incentives and subsidies include:
- Trade Support Loans
- Living Away From Home Allowance
- Centrelink payments like Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY & ABSTUDY
In addition to federal funding, you may also be able to access funding in your specific state or territory. Some examples include the Trade Apprentice Vehicle Discount in Victoria or the Travel & Accommodation Subsidy, which varies from state to state.
Additional funding may also be available for apprentices and trainees:
- Of an Indigenous Australian background
- From a rural, regional and remote areas
- From low socio-economic circumstances
- Living with a disability
- Of a mature age
- Who are in school
For specific details on the amounts available, see our Summary of incentives and allowances for Australian Apprentices/Trainees. For personalised information, Mas can help you identify which incentives or initiatives you are eligible for.
Contact us today to find out more about incentives you could claim.