​​​​​​​Apprenticeship and traineeship incentives

State Government incentives

​​Traineeship incentives

Work Start incentives

Work Start incentives rewards private sector employers with a one-off $10,000 payment, after a qualifying period, if they employ a Queenslander in a traineeship or apprenticeship who has previously participated in a Community Work Skills, Work Skills Traineeships, Get Set for Work, Ready for Work or Youth Skills project. Find out more on the Skilling Queenslanders for Work webpage.

First Start

First Start provides wage subsidies to local councils and community-based organisations to employ additional trainees. The program offers opportunities to young people and disadvantaged job seekers to gain nationally recognised qualifications and 12 months employment by undertaking a traineeship. Find out more on the Skilling Queenslanders for Work​ webpage.

Australian Government funding

The Australian Government also provides apprenticeship incentives for employers, including:

  • Australian School-based Apprenticeship Incentive
  • Assistance for Australian Apprentices with Disability
  • Support for Adult Australian Apprentices.

For more information on the current incentives available for employers, visit the Australian Apprenticeships website.

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Last updated
08 February 2018