What would $15k do for your business?

19 March, 2018

Funding available for eligible SA employers until 30 June 2018

If you have employed or signed up an apprentice or trainee between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018 (inclusive), you may be eligible for up to $15,000 funding through the SA State Government’s Job Accelerator Grant.*


Available funding

  Payable after 12 months of employment Payable after 24 months of employment

Medium – large business

Businesses liable for payroll tax, with total Australian wages of $5 million or less.

$5,000

For each new full-time employee

$7,500

For each new full-time apprentice or trainee

$5,000

For each new full-time employee

$7,500

For each new full-time apprentice or trainee

Small business and start-ups

Businesses not liable for payroll tax, exempt from payroll tax, or with total Australian wages below the payroll tax threshold.

$2,000

For each new employee

$4,500

For each new apprentice or trainee

$2,000

For each new employee

$4,500

For each new apprentice or trainee


Are you eligible for funding?

To be eligible for funding, the following criteria must be met:

  • Employers

    An eligible employer is any business that:

    •  has a valid Australian Business Number (ABN);
    • pays wages, within the meaning of the Payroll Tax Act 2009 (the “PTA”), nationally of $5 million or less;
    •  is not the Crown in right of SA or in any of its other capacities;
    • is not a public, local or municipal body or authority (whether Federal, State or local government); and
    •  is not a Group Training Organisation that is registered under the National Standards for Group Training Organisations.
  • Employment

    Employment is considered eligible under the program if:

    • the person is employed in a new job on a full-time, part-time or casual basis, but not on a seasonal basis;
    • the employment commences between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018 inclusive;
    • the employment is maintained for a period of at least two years to be eligible for the full $15,000 or $9,000 grant, or a minimum of 12 months to be eligible for a partial grant;
    • the services of the employee are performed wholly or mainly in SA; and
    • the employee is a South Australian resident.
  • Apprentices and trainees

    Employers will be eligible for the additional grant as long as the apprentice or trainee is:

    • being trained under an approved training contract in an occupation that is declared to be a ‘trade’ or ‘vocation’ under Section 6 of the Training and Skills Development Act 2009.

     

    A list of declared trades and vocations is available from www.skills.sa.gov.au.


Can’t deal with Government jargon? That’s what we’re here for!

To apply for the SA Job Accelerator Grant, a Commonwealth Government Training Contract must be in place. That may sound complicated but don’t worry - that’s where we come in! Contact us today and we’ll:

  • Sign up your new apprentice or trainee
  • Help you make sense of program eligibility criteria
  • Guide you through the grant application process to ensure you meet SA State Government requirements

We know the Australian Apprenticeships programme inside and out, so you don’t have to. Get in touch with your local apprenticeship experts today to see if you’re eligible for the SA Job Accelerator Grant.


*Further eligibility criteria apply. To find out more, click here.