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Subsidies for training new employees or employing mature age job seekers

Employment Plus

Wage Subsidies

Employment Plus can help employers to access Government funded subsidies, designed to help cover the cost of training new employees, enable young jobseekers to enter the workplace (Youth Bonus) or assist with employment of mature age job seekers through the Restart program.

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Wage subsidies may cover up to $10,000 of the employee’s wage

Your Employment Plus representative can advise whether you are eligible to receive a subsidy.

Subsidies are available for up to 6 months where:

  • A new employee requires additional training or development for them to undertake their role competently
  • The position is expected to be ongoing
  • The position is for at least 20 hours per week averaged over the 6 months
  • The position is not within a State or Commonwealth Government department or agency. However, positions within ancillary services such as a school canteen which is not funded by State or Commonwealth Government, may be eligible for a wage subsidy
  • The position is not for a relative of the employer

There are different wage subsidy categories to assist different groups, including Restart (mature age job seekers), Youth Bonus, Youth, Parents, Long Term Unemployed (over 12 months) and Indigenous job seekers. Your Employment Plus representative will explain the categories, subsidy amounts and full eligibility criteria relevant to your circumstance.

Terms & conditions apply, so please call us on 136 123 regarding eligibility and payment amounts relevant to your circumstance.

Restart subsidy

Restart is a program that can assist employers to expand their business and benefit from the wealth of experience that mature age workers offer.

People over 50 years of age who have been unemployed and on income support for more than six months are eligible to attract a Restart subsidy.

Employers can receive up to $10,000 (depending on eligibility) in assistance for a full time employee.

Youth Bonus subsidy

The Youth Bonus can  support businesses employ young job seekers and benefit from the creative energy they bring to the workplace.

Job seekers qualifying for the Youth Bonus wage subsidy must be registered with a jobactive or Transition to Work provider for at least 6 months.

Employers can receive up to $10,000 (depending on eligibility) in assistance for a full time employee.

Terms & conditions apply, so please call us on 136 123 regarding eligibility relevant to your circumstance.

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