Government Support

If you directly employ an Australian Apprentice (apprentice or trainee), your business may be eligible for Australian Government financial incentives*; and current employees may be able to access training and financial incentives in certain circumstances. MEGT Apprenticeship Network Provider administer and facilitate those payments.

The Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme contains a range of incentives and personal benefits, including:

  • standard incentives
  • special and additional incentives and personal benefits where the Australian Apprentice is undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship leading to an occupation listed on the National Skills Needs List and
  • other special and additional incentives and personal benefits.

Payment of incentives and personal benefits is subject to employers and Australian Apprentices satisfying eligibility criteria as set out in the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme Guidelines.

These incentives can change from time to time and eligibility criteria applies in order to receive them. MEGT Apprenticeship Network Provider staff are able to advise which incentives are relevant to your industry and business and for which you are eligible. There is no charge involved in gaining advice from MEGT Apprenticeship Network Provider as it is a government funded service.

In addition to the Federal Government incentives and benefits, State Governments focussing on local skills shortages may also provide benefits as an encouragement to employ Australian Apprentices. These benefits vary depending on market needs to stimulate the economy. MEGT Apprenticeship Network Provider staff will advise you of funding for which you may be eligible.

For more information and assistance regarding Australian Apprenticeships, including eligibility advice on payments available under the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme, call MEGT on 13 MEGT (13 6348) or email
This information is current as at 1 July, 2015.

*Eligibility criteria apply for all incentives.

Your local MEGT Apprenticeships Field Consultant is happy to visit your workplace to discuss the full range of services with you. This is a FREE consultancy service.

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