Boosting Apprenticeships

CTA Training Specialists are looking forward to providing additional and ongoing support to our apprentices, trainees, communities and the hospitality industry through the latest Boosting Apprenticeships Commencements stimulus package from the Australian Government.

We are committed to providing relevant information and services for our clients to get the best out of this 1.2-billion-dollar government package and have brought all the details together in our easy to follow information page.  We have also included the downloadable Australian Government Information Sheets.


The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) scheme is designed to support economic recovery from COVID-19. This package provides support for businesses to take on more Apprentices and Trainees. This includes Permanent Part-Time, Full-Time and School-Based Apprentices and Trainees.


Employers of any industry or size are eligible for a subsidy of up to 50% of the Australian Apprentice’s gross wage paid. The wage subsidy is available for a maximum of $7,000 per quarter per eligible Australian Apprentice or Trainee.
Payments will be made in arrears for each quarter. This is available to new and re-engaging Apprentices and Trainees.


Available from the 5th October 2020 to the 30th September 2021, with final applications for reimbursed funds completing 31st December 2021.

Existing Workers – Updated Information 28 October 2020

From 28 October 2020, an employer, or host employer (if using a Group Training Organisation), will be eligible for the subsidy for up to 30 existing worker commencements when:

  • an existing worker transfers from a casual employment arrangement to either a part-time or full-time Australian Apprenticeship; or
  • an existing worker transfers from a part-time employment arrangement to a full-time Australian Apprenticeship.

There will be no changes for commencements of existing workers in trade-based Australian Apprenticeships.

Additional Information

  • This wage subsidy is capped at 100,000 places.
  • Your Australian Apprentice or Trainee is undertaking a Certificate II or higher qualification, and has a training contract that is formally approved by the state training authority.
  • The subsidy is not available for any apprentice receiving any other form of Australian Government wage subsidy e.g. Supporting Apprentices and Trainees or JobKeeper.
Download the Boosting Apprenticeships Commencements Questions and Answers HERE

Get in touch

We are looking forward to helping you and your venue engage and take on your new or next Australian Apprentice or Trainee.
Let’s have a chat on helping you get started; click the button below to fill out our enquiry form or please contact our Training General Manager Aaron Bray on 0447 464 333 or our office on 07 3878 8977

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