Apprenticeship support

The Australian Government delivers targeted support to Australia Apprentices and their employers.

On this page:

Australian Apprenticeship Support Network

The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations contracts network providers to support employers and apprentices throughout their journey.

A network provider is the first point of contact for apprentices, trainees and employers.

Find your closest network provider

Australian Apprenticeships Incentive System

The Australian Apprenticeships Incentive System supports Australian Apprentices and their employers by providing financial and non-financial support to increase commencements and completions.

Government support under the Australian Apprenticeships Incentive System will focus on priority occupations, ensuring that support is targeted to build the skills in demand in the Australian economy now and into the future. Priority occupations are included on the Australian Apprenticeship Priority List.

Download the Apprenticeship Incentive System Program Guidelines

Australian Apprenticeship Priority List

Discover what is on the current Australian Apprenticeship Priority List

Previous priority lists are available:

Australian Apprenticeship Support Loans

To support Australian Apprentices to meet everyday costs while they undertake their training, eligible apprentices will be able to apply for Australian Apprenticeship Support Loans. These loans provide up to $24,492 worth of income contingent loans and are paid monthly in arrears.

Learn about more about Australian Apprenticeship Support Loans

Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program

The Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program including the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencement (BAC) and Completing Apprenticeship Commencement (CAC) closed to new entrants on 30 June 2022.

Employers and apprentices claiming incentives for an apprenticeship or traineeship that commenced before 1 July 2022 will continue to be supported under the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program.

Program guidelines

Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program Guidelines

Appendices to program guidelines: