Construction Training Fund
You can get grants of up to $19 000 if you employ registered apprentices and trainees in Western Australia's building and construction industry – with an additional 30% loading if you engage Aboriginal apprentices.
View the full range of subsidies on the Construction Training Fund's Funding Support page. If you would like more information or help, call the Construction Training Fund on (08) 9224 0100 or visit bcitf.org.
Commonwealth Government support
The Commonwealth Government provides the following support to employers:
Australian Apprenticeship Support Network
The Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) offers a free service to employers, apprentices and trainees to support each stage of the apprenticeship/traineeship program. If you hire apprentices, you may be eligible to receive payroll tax exemptions, travel and accommodation allowances and incentive payments under the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme.
You can get more information, including the full range of incentives, by calling the AASN infoline on 13 38 73 or visiting australianapprenticeships.gov.au.
Youth Jobs PaTH
The Commonwealth Government's Youth Jobs PaTH is a new program designed to better prepare young people aged between 15 and 24 for work in your business. It also encourages employers to trial a young person for a job and offers financial incentives if they hire them.
For more information visit business.gov.au/news/host-an-intern-in-your-business.
The Restart program provides incentives and assistance to encourage as many mature age job seekers as possible to find suitable work and to stay off welfare. The value of a Restart wage subsidy is up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) over a 12 month period.
To learn more about the Restart wage subsidy, employers should contact a local Job Services Australia or Disability Employment Services provider. You can find a provider by calling 13 17 15 or by using the search tool at jobsearch.gov.au/provider.