Your centre can receive a 50% rebate on trainee wages thanks to the Australian Government’s new incentive
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.