BAC is coming to an end


Lodge your BAC claim now!

Posted on 30/03/22 in

On the 30th of June 2022, the Australian Government’s Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) and Completing Apprenticeship Commencements (CAC) wage subsidy will come to an end.


The BAC subsidy has helped thousands of Australian businesses to attract, sign up, and financially support Australian Apprentices, helping solve Australia’s skills shortage crisis. Taking on apprentices and trainees can be the skills boost your business needs.
The closure date to lodge specific BAC and CAC claims (for all wages paid before 1st January 2022) is fast approaching, so get prepared. The last claim period to submit these claims directly to Apprenticeship Support Australia will end on 30 June 2022.

To avoid your wage subsidy timing and missing out on accessing your potential payment, we recommend completing your BAC and CAC claim as soon as possible.

Claims for Round 1 - 5 will close on 30 June 2022 - submit to Apprenticeship Support Australia

Accessing and processing BAC and CAC wage subsidy claims for wages paid between the 5th of October 2020 and the 31st of December 2021 will be handled by Apprenticeship Support Australia. Take your time with completing the claim form and provide accurate information about your company and Australian Apprentice.

If assessed as eligible to receive a BAC and CAC claim form, this has been previously emailed to you from with the email subject line "TYIMS Smart Forms - RCWS Claims". 

If you have any questions on your outstanding BAC and CAC claim or would like a claim to be reissued that relate to any of the claiming periods outlined in the table below, please reach out to us here for support.
Claim Claim Period Time limit to be lodged back to ASA
BAC 1 5 October to 31 December 2020 30June 2022
BAC 2 1 January to 31 March 2021 30June 2022
BAC 3 1 April to 30 June 2021 30June 2022
BAC 4 1 July to 30 September 2021 30June 2022
BAC 5 / CAC 1 1 October to 31 December 2021 30June 2022
Claims for Round 6 and 7 - to be lodged through ADMS

The Apprenticeships Data Management System (ADMS) is the new digital platform the Australian Government has introduced in April 2022 to manage all your future BAC and CAC claims.

All claims relating to BAC 6 and CAC 2, for the period 01/01/2022 to 31/03/2022 and then subsequent quarterly periods, will be automatically generated by ADMS and then accessed and lodged by the employer in the new system.

Employers are responsible for establishing their connection to ADMS to claim future BAC and CAC wage subsidies.

Further information can be found here.


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