Wage Subsidy Scheme

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Provides employers who hire job seekers registered with a Disability Employment Service provider up to $1,500 to help people with disability gain skills and experience through employment.

Who can apply:

At a minimum, you must:

  • employ a job seeker who is registered with a Disability Employment Service Provider for 13 weeks and at least eight hours per week
  • hire them under a legal industrial agreement with open employment conditions
  • guarantee a weekly award-based (not commission or subcontracting) wage.

Other eligibility requirements may apply.

Overview

The wage subsidy scheme provides payments to eligible employers to help cover the wages of an employee in the first few months of employment.

The scheme helps people with disability gain skills and experience through employment.

What support or funding is available?

Employers may be eligible for up to $1,500 as an incentive to employ someone registered with a Disability Employment Services provider.

Who can apply?

Employers of a person registered with a Disability Employment Services provider can apply.

What are the eligibility criteria?

Employers must meet certain requirements to be eligible for the wage subsidy.

More information on eligibility criteria is available at Wage Subsidy Scheme.

How do I apply?

To apply, call a JobAccess adviser on 1800 464 800 or contact your local Australian Government employment service provider.

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