The Supporting Apprentices and Trainees wage subsidy established to support continuity of training will be expanded. The initial wage subsidy provided small business employers with 50% of an apprentice or trainee’s wages for nine months, capped at $7,000 per quarter.

Apprentice and Trainee Wage Subside Expanded

The subsidy, due to end on 30 September 2020, will be extended for a further six months to 31 March 2021 and will be expanded to include medium-sized businesses from 1 July 2020.