Support for employers of Aboriginal apprentices and trainees​

Incentives and support for employers to take on Aboriginal apprentices.

Apprenticeship Network Providers (ANP) can advise on Australian Government employer incentive payments for taking on Aboriginal apprentices and trainees.  Contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider

Aboriginal Apprenticeship Program

The Aboriginal Apprenticeship Program (AAP) works to improve retention and completion rates for Aboriginal apprentices and trainees. 

The AAP can assist Aboriginal jobseekers over the age of 16 years to gain a trade-based apprenticeship or traineeship, and support employers of Aboriginal apprentices, trainees and school-based apprenticeships with retention incentives and mentoring as well connecting them to relevant support services.

Available subsidies:

4 Year Apprenticeship - up to $12,000
Please contact Aboriginal programs on 1800 627 849 for further information on the apprenticeship retention payments schedule.

3 Year Apprenticeship/Traineeship - $6,000
1st year: $2,000
2nd year: $2,000
3rd year: $2,000

24 month Traineeship - $4,000
1st year: $2,000
2nd year: $2,000

12 month Traineeship - $3,000
Upon sign up of COT: $1,000
After 6 months: $1,000
On completion of COT: $1,000

School-based Apprenticeship - up to $1,500
3 months after Agreement sign up: $500
Upon completion of 1st year: $500
Upon completion of 2nd year: $500

Call the Infoline or contact us by email.

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