Incentives and Subsidies
There are a number of incentives and subsidies available for business owners who take on a bricklaying apprentice. The exact subsidies that your business is able to apply for will vary depending on your state, the age of your apprentice and a number of other factors. Please download our state subsidy guides below and for more information, please get in touch
with Become a Bricklayer (ABBTF).
About Stimulus Package:
In response to the ongoing coronavirus situation, the Government is supporting small businesses to retain their apprentices. This investment will help to reduce youth unemployment, boost our economy and further support the national skills shortage trades. Eligible employers can apply for a wage subsidy of 50 per cent of the apprentice’s wage paid during the 9 months from 1 January 2020 to 30 September 2020.
Employers will be reimbursed up to a maximum of $21,000 per eligible apprentice ($7,000 per quarter). This measure will support up to 70,000 small businesses, employing around 117,000 apprentices.
If you have less than 20 full-time employees, you may be eligible for the subsidy.
Check the eligibility criteria here:
Please note that employers can register for the subsidy from early-April 2020.
If you need advice or support please contact us on 1300 66 44 96 or email firstname.lastname@example.org