There are allowances available for you as an employer and also for your apprentice or trainee.
For the employer
The Completion Bonus
This bonus provides an additional financial incentive to employers to ensure that greater numbers of apprentices and trainees complete their training.
This bonus applies to apprenticeships and traineeship completions after 1 July 2003 and is subject to eligibility criteria. The key criteria are:
- the apprentice or trainee must have commenced the apprenticeship or traineeship prior to 1 July 2011
- the employer must employ three or more eligible apprentices or trainees
- the apprentice or trainee must be a 'new entrant' apprentice or trainee, and not classified as an existing worker
- the apprentice or trainee must be under 25 years of age at the time they enter into their Training Contract.
A new early completion component extends the existing scheme to reward employers of apprentices who complete more than six months early with an additional $1000 payment.
Need more information?
Contact the Completion Bonus hotline for further information:
Completion Bonus Hotline
Tel: (+61 3) 9637 2761
For your apprentice or trainee
Apprenticeship Travel Allowance Scheme ceased on 31 December 2014
Some modern awards require employers to pay excess costs incurred for travel by their apprentices to attend block release training or to reimburse tuition fees. To find out whether you are covered by such an award:
50% off car registration for eligible trade apprentices
Effective 1 January 2016
Are you or somebody you know a trade apprentice? You could be eligible for a 50% discount on your 12-month car registration from the 1st of January 2016, a saving of up to $385.70.
To claim a trade apprentice discount, the applicant must:
be registered as an apprentice with the VictorianRegistrations Qualification Authority (VRQA) in an eligible course
be the registered operator of the light motor vehicle(motorcycles, trailers and mobile plant are excluded)
not already have a concession applied to the vehicle(except for discounts for hybrid and electric passengervehicles)
be using the vehicle for work purposes, including travellingto multiple and varied work sites (this does not includecommuting or travel to and from a single work site)
hold a current driver licence
not already have a trade apprentice discount applied onanother vehicle.
How to apply
For registrations due on or after 1 January 2016, trade apprentices can check their eligibility and apply online at vic roads after receiving their renewal notice.
Apprentices will need to provide their Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA)registration number, vehicle registration number and driver licence number to apply. The use of a vehiclefor work purposes will be verified with the apprentice's employer.
For more information, see vicroads