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Original Post Date : Tuesday 24th March 2020

COVID-19 SUPPORT FOR APPRENTICES AND TRAINEES

The Government is acting decisively in the national interest to support households and businesses and address the significant economic consequences of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). While the full economic effects from the virus remain uncertain, the outlook has deteriorated since the Government’s initial Economic Response announced in mid-March 2020.

Eligible employers can apply for a wage subsidy of 50% of the apprentice’s or trainee’s wage for 9 months from 1 January 2020 to 30 September 2020. The subsidy of up to a maximum of $21,000 will be available. Where a small business is not able to retain an apprentice, the subsidy will be available to their new employer. The wage subsidy will be claimable for wages paid since 1 January 2020. Employers can register for the subsidy from 2 April 2020. Final claims for payment must be lodged by 31 December 2020.

The subsidy will be available to small businesses employing fewer than 20 full-time employees who retain an apprentice or trainee. Employers of any size and Group Training Organisations that re-engage an out-of-trade apprentice or trainee may be eligible for the subsidy. The apprentice or trainee must have been in-training with a small business as at 1 March 2020.

Employers will be able to access the subsidy after an eligibility assessment is undertaken by an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider. For further information on how to apply for the subsidy, including information on eligibility, contact an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider.

Full details of the package are available on the Australian Government website at https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus.

Civil Train is still offering its full range of training options including the delivery of our short course program. We have implemented all of the social distancing measures required to safely continue to train and will update these as they are required.

Contact us on 1300 CCF QLD or email us at civiltrain@ccfqld.com with your training needs.