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After many changes in light of the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation in Australia, most of us have finally gotten our heads around JobKeeper, JobSeeker, and JobMaker: JobKeeper to help employers subsidise wages and keep their employees in work, JobSeeker to financially support those looking for jobs, and JobMaker to provide financial incentives to employers to create new roles.

However, here’s one you may not have heard about: JobTrainer.

If your business employs apprentices or trainees, this is something that you’ll want to get yourself up to speed with as soon as possible.

JobTrainer refers to the 50% wage subsidy that the Australian government is offering to employers for their apprentices and trainees, providing that you are a small business with fewer than 20 employees and that the employee whose wage is in question was doing their apprenticeship with you on the 1st of July 2020. Some claims may be eligible to back-date, and are valid up until the end of March 2021.

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