Adult Apprenticeships & Traineeships (aged 25+)

The first and second years of an apprenticeship can be financially difficult for those entering the workforce for the first time. It can be even more so if you're an adult aged worker and are re-skilling or changing careers.

Please note that the apprentice payment of Support for Adult Australian Apprentices were removed from 1 July 2015. Payments that fell due before this date will still be paid.

The Support for Adult Australian Apprentices (SAAA) scheme encourages employers to take on workers aged 25+ and support them through their apprenticeship.

To be eligible for the support your apprentice needs to be 25 years of age or older when they commence an apprenticeship, and completing a Certificate III or IV level trade qualification experiencing a skills shortage. A list of these trades can be found on the National Skills Needs List.

The recipient of the payment is determined based on the actual wage paid to the apprentice. Depending on the apprentice’s wage, the scheme aims to either top-up the wage of the adult apprentice or subsidise the employer’s wage costs.

A payment of $4,000 will be paid at the 12 month mark to the employer. This payment is for both eligible full-time and part-time Australian Apprenticeships.

BUSY At Work is contracted by the Australian Government to administer the SAAA payments as part of the Australian Apprenticeships Incentive Program. We can assist you in making an informed decision about which qualification and training outcome will best suit your needs, along with information on appropriate training organisations and their delivery options.

Eligibility criteria applies to all incentives.

THE BUSY GROUP LTD trading as BUSY At Work is a service provider contracted by the Australian Government as represented by the Department of Education and Training to provide support services to prospective and current employers and Australian Apprentices. THE BUSY GROUP LTD is one of a number of Network Providers in Queensland and Western Australia. This website does not represent the Australian Government, if you wish to access information about the Australian Apprenticeships, from the Australian Government you should access the Australian Apprenticeships website.

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