Employer Recommencement Incentive - COMPLETED PROGRAM

What is happening to the Employer Recommencement Incentive?

The Employer Recommencement Incentive has completed effective 31 December 2015.

What other help may be available?

The Australian and Queensland Governments provide a range of incentives when apprentices commence, recommence and complete their training.  Incentives are subject to eligibility criteria, waiting periods and time limits being met.  More information is available here:
http://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/programme/incentives
https://backtowork.initiatives.qld.gov.au/
https://training.qld.gov.au/providers/funded/userchoice

Australian Apprenticeship Support Network providers offer a range of free services including assessing eligibility for incentives.  Queensland’s providers are:
For information on employer responsibilities for apprentices and trainees refer to the Queensland Government’s Guide to employers’ responsibilities document.

Apprentice and trainee payroll tax rebate

The wages you pay to apprentices and trainees are generally exempt from payroll tax.

In 2015, a payroll tax rebate was introduced for employers who employ an apprentice or trainee in Queensland.  More details are available on  Queensland Treasury’s website or call the Office of State Revenue on 1300 300 734.

Who is eligible to participate and what qualifications are eligible?

Find what courses are eligible under the Employer Recommencement Incentive

How does the funding work?

CSQ will provide a funding incentive of up to $4,000 (+GST) to employers who take on an eligible 1st or 2nd year apprentice or trainee with a training contract recommencement date between 1 October 2014 and 30 September 2015, who are registered before 31 December 2015. An apprentice’s DELTA registration details must show a period adjustment total equal to or less than 730 days.

The incentive is paid in two instalments. The first instalment of $2,000 (+GST) is payable after the apprentice or trainee’s successful completion of the probationary period with the recommencement employer. Employers of apprentices or trainees that cancel before successful completion of the probationary period will not be eligible to receive the incentive. The second instalment of $2,000 (+GST) is payable three months after the apprentice or trainee’s successful completion of the probationary period with the recommencement employer.
 
Eligible apprentices or trainees must be employed under a training contract with the same employer at the time of entitlement to the second instalment.
Employers of apprentices or trainees that cancel prior to successfully completing three months employment after the probationary period are not eligible to receive the second instalment payment.

Employers of apprentices or trainees that successfully complete their apprenticeship or traineeship after the probationary period but before the second instalment payment may still claim the second instalment payment.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible apprentices and trainees must:

  • have previously been registered in Queensland with the Department of Education and Training (DET) under an active training contract which has resulted in the contract being cancelled during the 1st or 2nd  year of their apprenticeship or traineeship;
  • be currently registered with DET under an active recommencement training contract, and have a training contract recommencement date between 1 October 2014 and 30 September 2015;
  • DELTA registration details show a period adjustment total equal to or less than 730 days; and
  • be recommencing the same qualification, or superseding qualification they commenced.

Employers must: 

  • not be a Commonwealth, State or Local Government Department or body; and
  • must not cancel an apprentice or trainee and re-employ the same apprentice or trainee within six (6) months for purposes of claiming the Apprentice Recommencement Incentive.

Employers of new commencement apprentices or trainees are not eligible for the Apprentice Recommencement Incentive however they may be eligible to receive a CSQ Pre-Apprenticeship Employment Incentive (see Pre-Apprenticeship Employment Incentive). 

Next Steps?

If you have recommenced an eligible apprentice or trainee you must register for the incentive using the incentive registration form.

If you are interested in recommencing an eligible apprentice or trainee, the Queensland government offers an ‘out of trade’ register service to link you with employers. To find out more visit the tradeapprentices.com.au website.

What other help may be available?

The Australian Government provides a range of incentives when apprentices commence, recommence and complete their training.  Incentives are subject to eligibility criteria, waiting periods and time limits being met.  More information is available here: http://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/programme/incentives.

Australian Apprenticeship Support Network providers replaced Australian Apprenticeships Centres nationally on 1 July 2015 and provide a range of free services including assessing eligibility for incentives.  Queensland’s providers are:
For information on employer responsibilities for apprentices and trainees refer to the Queensland Government’s Guide to employers’ responsibilities document.

Apprentice and trainee payroll tax rebate

The wages you pay to apprentices and trainees are generally exempt from payroll tax.

In 2015, an apprentice and trainee payroll tax rebate was also introduced in Queensland.  More details are available on Queensland Treasury’s website or call the Office of State Revenue on 1300 300 734.

 

 
This information is correct as at: 7/25/2017. Please visit the website to view the most up-to-date information.

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