Incentives and Funding

The Australian Government is committed to supporting the development of skills labour across the country. They provide a range of financial incentives and benefits to employers and Australian Apprentices.

From 1 July 2022, the Incentive System will provide:
  • A wage subsidy to employers of apprentices in priority occupations, set at 10% of the apprentice’s wage in the first year, 10% in the second year and 5% in the third year.
  • A direct payment to apprentices in priority occupations, of up to $1,250 paid every six months for a maximum of two years, up to a total value of $5,000, to help apprentices with cost-of-living pressures and to assist them to stay in their apprenticeship.
  • A hiring incentive to employers of apprentices in occupations not included on the Priority List, of up to $1,750, paid in two instalments at six and 12 months after commencement, up to a maximum value of $3,500.

From 1 January 2023 The incentive system will also provide:

  • New Energy Support Payment: Direct financial assistance to Australian Apprentices commencing an Australian Apprenticeship in a clean energy occupation and qualification, as identified on the Priority List. Paid in installments of up to $2,000, paid at 6 Months, 12 Months, 24 Months, 36 Months and Completion. Up to a maximum of $10,000.

Check out the incentives and funding available in your State or Territory:
New South Wales Western Australia

If you want to access the most up-to-date Australian Priority List, see below: 

Australian Apprenticeships Priority List For commencements from 23 April 2024


The Apprenticeships Data Management System (ADMS) is an electronic system developed and maintained by the Australian Government that aims to better support the needs of apprentices, trainees and employers and will assist in managing claims and applications. The modernised system is more reliable and secure which will support your business.

Employers are responsible for registering for ADMS. For more information on how to register, download our PDF.

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*Eligibility criteria apply and in some cases are State specific.  Benefits and services are subject to change at any time without notice.

*From 30 June 2022, the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) and Completing Apprenticeship Commencements (CAC) Program closed to new entrants. All BAC and CAC claims for wages paid between 1 January 2022 and 30 June 2023 must be submitted by 31 December 2023. Claims will not be accepted beyond 31 December 2023. CAC claims for wages paid between 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2025 must be submitted by 31 December 2025.

Further information: Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements and Completing Apprenticeship Commencements - Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, Australian Government (