Having a highly skilled and credentialed workforce is desirable for any employer, but training costs money right? Have you considered the benefits of putting new employees through a traineeship?
Employing an Australian Apprentice or Trainee is a smart investment in the future of your business. Investing in training through an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship can provide your business with real benefits and contribute to your bottom line. A range of financial incentives may be available to you when you employ an eligible Australian Apprentice or Trainee.
Total Management and Training (TMT) is a registered training organisation offering nationally accredited courses and qualifications throughout Queensland. TMT has User Choice funding available for a variety of Certificate III qualifications, which may be studied as part of a traineeship.
Students undertaking training with TMT are fully supported throughout the traineeship by way of instructor-led training, on-going mentoring and encouragement by a dedicated Trainer and Administration Team. TMT team members will work with your organisation to put together a training plan which is flexible and can be adapted to suit your organisation's structure and requirements.
The Australian Government has introduced a number of initiatives to assist employers who take on an Australian Apprentice or Trainee. These initiatives provide financial incentives to eligible employers through the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program, such as:
- Commencement, Recommencement and Completion Incentives
- Australian School-based Apprenticeships Incentive
- Mature Aged Worker Incentive
TMT have a range of qualifications available for students to undertake, many of which may attract the Australian Government Incentives. Up-skilling your workforce via Apprenticeships and Traineeships not only promotes employee engagement, it also assists in staff retention strategies and employee satisfaction. Qualifications with funding attached include:
- Certificate III in Business
- Certificate III in Business Administration
- Certificate III in Work Health and Safety
Please find below a list of incentive payments which may be payable to employers who take on Apprentices and Trainees:
|Standard Incentives (employer)|
'New Worker' Australian Apprentices who are undertaking a Certificate III / IV level qualification
'New Worker' or 'Existing Worker' Australian Apprentices who are undertaking a Certificate III / IV that leads to an occupation on the NSNL
|$1,500||At 6 Month Mark|
|'New Worker' Australian Apprentices who are undertaking a Certificate III / IV part-time.||$1,500||Completion|
|Mature Age Wage Subsidy - All AQF levels - paid to employers of mature aged workers (aged 45 years or over)||$750||Commencement|
|Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA) - All AQF levels - paid to employers||$750||Commencement|
|$750||Completion (as retention payment)|
*Please Note: NSNL stands for National Skills Needs List. Click on link to see what qualifications are part of this list.
Eligibility criteria apply to all incentives and allowances. Talk to your local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) Representative who are responsible for managing the Australian Apprenticeships Incentive Program to discuss eligibility requirements. GST does not apply to incentives under the program unless otherwise stated.