The Australian Government in the Budget 2020/21 announced funding for 100,000 new apprentices and trainees through a $1.2 billion Boosting Apprenticeship Commencement fund.

How it works: Businesses, of any size, who take on a new or recommencing apprentice may be eligible to receive a wage subsidy for the apprentice.

Subsidy Value: Up to 50% of the eligible apprentice gross wage, capped at $7,000 per quarter per apprentice.

Eligibility Period: 5 October 2020 to 30 September 2021

ACFA ELIGIBLE QUALIFICATIONS:

MSF31113 Certificate III Cabinet Making

- Generic

- Kitchens & Bathrooms

- Furniture

MSF30213 Certificate III Furniture Making

MSF20313 Certificate II Furniture Making