Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements

Announced at the recent 2020/2021 budget, the Australian Government has announced initiatives to stimulate jobs and our economy. Included in this package was the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements which offers any employer (of any size or industry) a 50% wage subsidy when employing a new apprentice or trainee from October 5 2020. This is capped at 100,000 apprentice or trainee places.

Skill360 can help Queensland businesses by acting as the employer for their apprentice or trainee (as we are a Group Training Organisation) and pass on the 50% wage subsidy to businesses immediately. This means businesses won’t have to wait for the subsidy claim process (which can take up to five months).

To assist businesses to place an apprentice or trainee, Skill360 can offer host employers the 50% wage subsidy savings, as part of the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements scheme.

Rather than waiting for the wage subsidy claim to be processed, Skill360 will immediately pass on this percentage of the wage subsidy to your business upon invoicing*. For instance, if your apprentice earned $400 for the week, you will only be invoiced $200 for their wages.

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If you would like to save on wage costs and have Skill360 manage your apprentice or trainee (saving you on paperwork and providing mentoring and guidance), we are ready to assist.

Your business will qualify for the wage savings if you:

  • are looking to put on a new (or recommencing) apprentice or trainee (from October 5, 2020)
  • the apprentice or trainee is undertaking a Certificate II or higher qualification and has a training contract that has been formally approved by the state training authority.

For more information contact Skill360 on 1300 933 358 or email

* Wage component only

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