To assist businesses in their recovery from COVID-19, the Australian Government can provide your centre with a wage rebate of up to 50% for every eligible trainee your centre employs.


The Australian Government has announced an additional $1.2 billion to further boost Australian Apprenticeship commencements and encourage employers to take on an Apprentice/Trainee. The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) Wage Subsidy will support 100,000 new apprentices and trainees who commence after 5 October 2020.

The BAC wage subsidy is 50% of the total gross wage and is paid back to the employer up to a maximum of $7,000 per quarter, per eligible Australian Apprentice, until 31 March 2021.

Your centre qualifies

  • if you employ an eligible trainee between 5 October 2020 and 30 September 2021
  • if your trainee is enrolled in a Certificate II, or higher qualification, and has a training contract that is formally approved by the State Training Authority


How can I get on board?

  • You can contact MCIE to discuss how to employ a trainee in a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course (or a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care course) and take advantage of the BAC (Boosting Apprenticeships Commencement) Government program. Don’t miss out! Call us now.

Melbourne City Institute of Education (MCIE) is a vibrant and innovative registered training organisation, which offers a range of courses in Melbourne to help students to fulfil their career goals.

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