Incentives and wage subsidies

Have you considered employing a job seeker through CVGT Australia?

You may be eligible to receive a wage subsidy or Australian Government incentive. A wage subsidy is a financial incentive paid to an eligible employer to assist with the cost of wages, training, mentoring and employment of an eligible job seeker. The wage subsidy is tailored to the job seeker and your business.

What is a wage subsidy?

A wage subsidy is a financial incentive to encourage businesses to hire and train eligible job seekers. For a business to receive a wage subsidy, the job seeker must qualify under a relevant program.

Is my business eligible?

Your business may be eligible for a wage subsidy if you:

Have an ABN
Haven’t already received a wage subsidy for the same job seeker
Are not an Australian, state or territory government agency

What kind of jobs can I offer?

Ongoing full-time jobs
Ongoing part-time jobs
Jobs that comply with Australian employment standards
Apprenticeships or Traineeships
Short-term or seasonal work that will not lead to ongoing employment
For a family member
Sub-contracting or self-employment
A job that displaces a current employee
Commission based

Who can I hire?

To receive a wage subsidy the job seeker you employ must be registered with CVGT Australia. Other eligibility requirements are based on a job seeker’s circumstances. To find out more download the Wage Subsidy Fact Sheet.

Are you eligible for an Australian Government incentive?

CVGT Australia makes accessing incentives easy. As your employment partner, you can be assured you will have access to all Australian Government incentives that you may be eligible to receive.

Incentives for employing a job seeker

Restart – Up to $10,000 for employing eligible job seekers aged 50 or older.*
Youth Bonus – Up to $10,000 for employing eligible job seekers aged between 15 and 24 years.*
Youth – Up to $6,500 to businesses who employ eligible job seekers aged between 25 and 29 years.*
Indigenous – Up to $10,000 for employing eligible Indigenous job seekers.*
Long Term Unemployed – Up to $6,500 for employing job seekers registered with CVGT Australia for 12 months or more.*
Parents – Up to $6,500 for employing job seekers who are principal carer parents.*

Incentives for employing a person living with a disability

Restart – Up to $10,000 for employing eligible job seekers aged 50 or older.*
DSS Wage Subsidy – Up to $1,650 for employing an eligible job seeker*
Long Term Unemployed – Up to $6,000 for employing job seekers registered with CVGT for 12 months or more*
Wage Support – As negotiated between CVGT and the employer*

* Conditions apply. Benefits and services are subject to change at any time without notice. Please check with CVGT Australia for full and current details.

Incentives for employing an apprentice or trainee

There are government incentives to help you hire an eligible apprentice. To find out more visit the Australian Apprenticeships website.

JobMaker Plan: Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements

Employers of apprentices and trainees could be eligible for up to 50 per cent of wage support, to a maximum $7000 per quarter, under a new Federal Government incentive.

The $1.2 billion Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) wage scheme is available to all employers who hire or re-engage an apprentice or trainee between October 5 and September 30, 2021, regardless of geographic location, occupation, industry or size of the business.

CVGT can help employers understand these changes to ensure you maximise your workforce planning.

The BAC scheme is not available for any apprentice or trainee receiving other wage subsidies, such as Supporting Apprentices and Trainees or JobKeeper.

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