11 Jun APPRENTICESHIP FEES SUBSIDISED AND PAY INCREASES – EVERYTHING EMPLOYERS NEED TO KNOW
Important news for Employers of Australian Apprentices and Trainees
There are some exciting and significant changes happening that directly affect businesses who employ trainees and/or apprentices.
1. Pay rise for Apprentices and Trainees
The Fair Work Commission has announced a 3.5% increase to minimum wages to be actioned from the first full payroll period from the 1st July 2018. Remember to review your payroll, speak with your industry association to ensure trainees and apprentices are being paid in accordance with the updated minimum wages.
2. No fees for NSW Apprenticeships!
From 1 July 2018, 100,000 fee-free apprenticeships will be available in NSW. This means that eligible businesses will no longer have to pay training fees for employee apprenticeship qualifications. From 1 July 2018, the NSW Government is making new apprenticeships fee-free. For more information click here.
3. Payroll tax rebate for Apprentices and Trainees
The QLD Government has extended the payroll tax rebate for Apprentices and Trainees.
This is a fantastic initiative from the state Govt, continuing to promote the employment of Apprentices and Trainees.
4. Back to Work $20 000 Grant extended until 2020
The Back to Work program has undergone some significant changes to take effect from the 1st June 2018. This includes an update to the Youth Support Boost location eligibility changing to include only the following Local Government Areas:
– Scenic Rim
– Lockyer Valley
– Somerset and
– Moreton Bay
In essence, if you employ staff that meet the grant eligibility criteria and your business is trading in one of the above locations, you may be eligible to receive $20,000 per staff member employed.
Add Staff are highly experienced in finding staff that meet this criteria, email Melissa@addstaff.com.au to find out how your workplace can benefit.