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New apprentice and trainee jobs

New job opportunities will be created for apprentices and trainees across our community with the expansion of a targeted wage subsidy program. 

The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy program was fully subscribed, helping to create 100,000 apprenticeships in less than five months.The Program will now become demand driven and expanded for a full 12 months for new apprentices and trainees signed up prior to 30 September 2021.

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said training and skills were at the core of the Government’s response to our current economic challenges.“Creating jobs, generating economic opportunities and boosting the skills of workers is at the heart of our Economic Recovery Plan,” Mr Hogan said.

“This program has already supported over 550 apprenticeships across this electorate.”

“By expanding this wage subsidy for another 12 months, we’ll be helping businesses to create even more jobs.”

“Eligible businesses will be reimbursed up to 50 per cent of an apprentice or trainee’s wage worth up to $7,000 per quarter.”

“Last week’s National Accounts showed the comeback of the Australian economy is underway, however many businesses still need support and it’s important our apprentices and trainees get opportunities to boost their skills and stay employed.”


Further information on the support available to eligible businesses and employees is available at