Get excited, this is great news for our venues and businesses who are looking to commence an apprentice or trainee! The Morrison Government is extending the BAC with a $365.3 million investment that will support an extra 35,000 apprentices and trainees get into a job, with the date now extended a further 3 months until June 30, 2022.
General Manager of CTA Training, Aaron Bray had this to say about the announcement,
“It’s another welcome boost to the hospitality industry given the recent challenges we’ve faced as a whole. Venues that haven’t considered apprentices or trainees previously can now take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to upskill and train their best!”
In addition to the $4,000* per apprentice or trainee in Standard Incentives and depending on your eligibility, you may be able to also claim additional payments. For e.g.:
- $4,000* per apprentice aged 21 and over undertaking a Certificate III or IV on the National Skills Needs List^;
- $4,000 per apprentice in an area of Additional Identified Skills Shortage†;
- $3,000* per apprentice undertaking Certificate II in Declared Drought Areas;
- $1,500* per apprentice aged 45 years or older;
- $1,500* per Australian School-based apprentice; or
- $1,000* per apprentice in a Rural or Regional area undertaking a Certificate III or IV on the National Skills Needs List^.
We are looking at welcoming more trainees and apprentices on board and are excited to play a role in building bright futures.
If you and your venue or business is interested in welcoming trainees or apprentices on board, you can learn more on our Boosting Apprenticeships page.
Alternatively, to find out more about these incentives and eligibility criteria you can call the team at CTA Training Specialists – Jason McIlroy, Business Development Manager on 0448 222 123 or Aaron Bray, General Manager on 0447 464 333.
*Eligibility criteria apply for each of these incentives.
^The National Skills Needs List identifies traditional trades that are identified as experiencing a national skills shortage. The full list can be found here.
†The Additional Identified Skills Shortage list identifies additional industry sectors experiencing a national skills shortage. The full list can be found here.