Financial support to hire an apprentice

Apprenticeship wage subsidies and hiring incentives

Get help to hire an Australian Apprentice

If you give an Australian apprentice a job, you may be able to get financial assistance to help you hire, train and keep them.

The Australian Apprenticeships Incentive System (Incentives System) aims to help fill skill shortages in areas of industry that need it most.


The Incentives System provides a range of financial incentives to eligible employers.

The Incentives System, dependent on meeting eligibility requirements, offers employers of an Australian Apprentice:

  • wage subsidies for priority occupations
  • a hiring incentive for other occupations not on the Australian Apprenticeships Priority List
  • Disability Australian Apprentice Wage Support.

Note: From 1 July 2024, support will be available for priority occupations only. Support will include:

  • a hiring incentive for employers
  • training support payments for apprentices.


Australian Apprenticeships website has detailed information on the financial support you could be eligible for as an employer. If you are unsure, you can use the Incentives Explorer to see what payments and incentives you could claim.

Contact an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider for expert advice on eligibility for support and incentives.

How to claim

The Apprenticeships Data Management System (ADMS) is the platform that supports the delivery of Australian Apprenticeships, including the Incentives System. An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider can help you with any questions you may have about your claim.

To find out how to access the ADMS, download the Accessing the Apprenticeships Data Management System – Employers fact sheet.

To find out how you can lodge claims via ADMS, go to ADMS Help and Support to find everything you need to successfully process wage subsidy and hiring incentive claims.