Big incentives for Queensland business to take on new apprentices and trainees

24 November 2020

BNE Enterprise invited four of Queensland’s leading experts in the apprenticeships and training space, to join us to discuss Post-COVID Cost-Effective Employee Solutions.

The one-hour lunchtime webinar gave viewers a perspective from industry stakeholders who day in – day out, create employment pathways for young Queenslanders seeking opportunity to build a career, as well as guiding employers through the often complex task of on-boarding new apprentices and trainees.

Our special guests discussed the generous federal government incentives on offer to employers who choose to take on a new apprentice or trainee, or transition existing employees from casual to part-time or full-time work:

• Aviation Australia’s Technical Assessment Officers David Moffat and Russell Quinn
• Browns Professional Managing Director and Founder Richard Brown
• Steve Wyborn Consulting Director Steve Wyborn.

The webinar session was moderated by BNE Enterprise representative and Atlas Alliance Managing Director Doug Pye.

The $1.2 billion Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy provides Australian businesses with a 50% wage subsidy for new apprentices and trainees, or existing employees who enter an apprenticeship or traineeship after moving from casual to part-time or full-time employment. This is valued at up to $7,000 per quarter for employers.

Additionally, the JobMaker Hiring Credit gives business an added incentive to employ young Queensland workers aged 16-29, with a $200 per week payment, and $100 credit for workers aged 30-35.

For more information on how to take advantage of these federal government incentives:

Aviation Australia – website for employers and employees seeking a new career, or advancing an existing career in the aviation industry –

Browns Professional FAQ on federal government wage subsidies (Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements) –

Steve Wyborn Consulting FAQ on JobMaker Hiring Credits –