Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements and Completing Apprenticeship Commencements

From 30 June 2022, the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) and Completing Apprenticeship Commencements (CAC) Program closed to new entrants.

The BAC and CAC wage subsidies were time-limited interventions that have supported businesses and Group Training Organisations to take on new apprentices and trainees during the economic recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.

To be eligible for the BAC and CAC wage subsidies, the apprentice must have a commencement date between 5 October 2020 and 30 June 2022. Eligibility will be determined against the commencement date recorded in the approved Training Contract.

Employers that meet eligibility criteria for the BAC and CAC will still be eligible to claim up to 36 months of support through these programs.

To meet the requirements of the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program (AAIP) Guidelines:

  • BAC and CAC wage subsidy claim applications for wages paid from 5 October 2020 to 31 December 2021 have closed. If you have experienced exceptional circumstances which prevented you from submitting your claim, please contact your Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider. 
  • If you are eligible to BAC and CAC wage subsidy for wages paid from 1 January 2022 these can be accessed in the Department’s Apprenticeships Data Management System and must be submitted by 31 December 2023.