Incentives and wage subsidies

Are you eligible for a wage subsidy?

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.

Wage subsidies up to $10,000

To receive a wage subsidy of up to $10,000, the job seeker you employ must be registered with CVGT Australia.
Other eligibility requirements are based on a job seeker’s circumstances.

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:

  1. Have an ABN
  2. Haven’t already received a wage subsidy for the same job seeker
  3. 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
  • A job that displaces a current employee
  • Commission based, sub-contracting or self-employment

Who can I hire?

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Restart

For employing eligible job seekers aged 50 or older

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Youth bonus

For employing eligible job seekers aged between 15 and 24 years

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Youth

To businesses who employ eligible job seekers aged between 25 and 29 years

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Indigenous

For employing eligible Indigenous job seekers

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Long-term unemployed

For employing job seekers registered with CVGT Australia for 12 months or more

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Parents

For employing job seekers who are
principal carer parents

Am I eligible for a 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 $10,00 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 $10,000 for employing job seekers registered with CVGT Australia for 12 months or more*
  • Parents – Up to $10,000 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 $1650 for employing an eligible job seeker*
  • Long-term unemployed – Up to $6000 for employing job seekers registered with CVGT Australia for 12 months or more*
  • Wage support – As negotiated between CVGT Australia 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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