New $4,000 employer incentive just announced

Effective 1 July 2019, the Australian Government’s $4,000 Additional Identified Skills Shortage (AISS) Payment is available to eligible employers taking on new apprentices in areas of identified national skills shortages.


What does this mean for you?

This means when you take on an eligible new apprentice, not only could you be eligible for $4,000 in standard Government financial incentives, but you may also be able to claim a further $4,000 under the AISS Payment!

Through the AISS Payment scheme, eligible employers will receive:

  • $2,000 payable 12 months from the commencement date of the apprenticeship, and
  • $2,000 payable at the completion of the apprenticeship

To be eligible, your Australian Apprentice must be a new worker* undertaking a Certificate III or IV level qualification leading to an occupation on the AISS Payment list:

  • Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics
  • Arborists
  • Bakers and Pastrycooks
  • Bricklayers and Stonemasons
  • Carpenters and Joiners
  • Hairdressers
  • Plasterers
  • Plumbers
  • Vehicle Painters
  • Wall and Floor Tilers

More info from MEGT here.

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