NT Employer Incentive Scheme

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Provides NT employers with funding of up to $4,000 to employ an apprentice or trainee.

Who can apply:

At a minimum, you must:

  • be employing an apprentice or trainee that is an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen who has lived in Australia for at least six months.

Other eligibility requirements may apply.

Deadline to apply:

Applications may be made at any time.

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Overview

The NT Employer Incentive Scheme aims to improve the employment of apprentices and trainees through three streams of funding:

Occupational Shortage Employer Scheme

  • Provides a financial incentive for businesses in the private sector to employ additional apprentices and trainees in areas with identified occupational shortages
  • Each eligible employer who employs a new apprentice or trainee and maintains that apprentice or trainee in employment for at least two years of his or her apprenticeship or traineeship, will receive two incentive payments totalling $4000 (inc GST)

Disadvantaged Groups Employer Incentive Scheme

  • Provides a financial incentive for businesses in the private sector to employ additional apprentices and trainees from disadvantaged groups
  • Each eligible employer who employs a new apprentice / trainee from a disadvantaged group and maintains that apprentice / trainee in employment for at least six months of his or her apprenticeship / traineeship, will receive one incentive payment totalling $2000 (inc GST)

Employer Support Scheme

  • Provides a financial incentive for businesses in the private sector to employ additional apprentices and trainees
  • Each eligible employer who employs a new apprentice / trainee will receive one incentive payment at commencement totalling $1000 (inc GST), one incentive payment at completion totalling $2000 (inc GST), and one incentive payment totalling $500 (inc GST) for employing an apprentice or trainee who is recommencing their training

Who can apply?

Any employer who hires apprentices and/or trainees in the Northern Territory.

What are the eligibility criteria?

The eligibility criteria varies depending on the stream of funding you are applying for. Find out more at Financial help to employ an apprentice or trainee.

How do I apply?

Find out more about how to apply at Financial help to employ an apprentice or trainee.

More information

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