The State Government will launch its new Jobs and Skills WA Employer Incentive (JSWA Employer Incentive) from 1 July 2019. The Guidelines on eligibility and incentive amounts have now been finalised and have been made public.
The JSWA Employer Incentive aims to increase apprenticeship and traineeship commencements in Western Australia by offering additional financial support to a wide range of employers.
What funding will employers be able to receive from 1 July 2019?
1.Employers will be able to access up to $8,500 for a 48-month nominal term apprenticeship and $6,375 for a 36-month nominal term traineeship.
2.The JSWA Employer Incentive is in addition to the current Federal Government incentives of up $4000 that are already available to employers of new worker trainees and apprentices.
3.JSWA Employer Incentive payments will be made in instalments at key milestones throughout the Training Contract, with employers receiving three payments for apprentices (Commencement, Midway and Completion) and two for trainees (Commencement and Completion).
4.Additional loadings will be available for apprentices and trainees aligned to State Priority Occupation list (10% at registration); Aboriginal apprentices and trainees (10% at registration); Apprentices aged between 21 and 30 years (50% on top of commencement payment); Apprentices and trainees with a disability (10% at registration); and Apprentices and trainees living and working regionally (South regional locations 10% at commencement and North regional locations 20% at commencement).
5.Completion milestone payments will be reduced if an apprentice or trainee finishes the nominal term of their contract beyond 25% early.
If an apprentice or trainee is completing their training contract in a part time arrangement, Employers will still receive the full eligible amount, over a longer period.
Contact Libby Kinna at Apprenticeship Support Australia for further information 0417963441 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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