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.

For more information visit the Australian Apprenticeships website.

Australian Apprenticeships Incentive System

The Australian Apprenticeships Incentive System supports 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.

For further information on the Australian Apprenticeships Incentive System, please visit the Australian Apprenticeships website.

Program guidelines

Apprenticeships Incentive System Program Guidelines

Appendices to program guidelines:

Appendix A – Australian Apprenticeship Priority List 

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:

Trade Support Loans

To support Australian Apprentices to meet everyday costs while they undertake their training, eligible apprentices will be able to apply for Trade Support Loans. These loans provide up to $22,890 worth of income contingent loans and are paid monthly in arrears

Learn about more about Trade Support Loans