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Apprentice boost in Federal Budget

Australia’s 2021 Federal Budget has committed $2.7 billion over four years to expand the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy.

Apprentice automotive technicians
Apprentice automotive technicians

This will remove the cap on how many eligible places are available and extend the 50 per cent wage subsidy to a 12-month duration from the date an apprentice or trainee begins work with their employer.

automotive apprentice

Another $285 million has been committed over five years to invest in skills reform, helping employers, state governments and students to invest in training and address skills shortages within Australia rather than rely on skilled migration to fill the gaps.

Read more about the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy.

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