Australian Government announces

Australian Government announces: BAC scheme is not just for apprentices. (Up to $28,000 p.a available)

Study I.T. with the BAC scheme – Limited time only.

The BAC (Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements) scheme is a wage subsidy from the Australian Government to help employers take on new apprentices. It is part of the Australian Government’s recovery response to COVID-19. The great news is I.T. trainees can qualify too.

3 reasons to take on a trainee under the BAC scheme
Here are our top 3 reasons to take on a trainee under the BAC scheme – including training your existing staff.

Reason #1
Why should I employ a trainee now?

The short answer is “time”. BAC is for the first 100,000 trainees that are registered after 4 October 2020. Places are filling up.

So, acting now might make the difference between receiving a BAC trainee wage subsidy, and missing out on the government incentive altogether.

Reason #2
Trainee versus experienced worker?

There’s an old saying in business that many people are only as good as their first boss. Good employers should take that as a compliment.

But taking on a trainee is about more than shaping your ideal employee.

  • Trainees can be very loyal
  • Trainees help expand the skills of your existing staff (they gain experience in training and leadership)
  • Having a trainee on board encourages teamwork
  • Taking on a trainee help you “give back”

Reason #3
BAC lets you train existing staff

BAC is not just for apprentices. In fact, it’s for any workplace-related qualification. This includes new OR existing employees that undertake the training of a Certificate II or higher in the next 12 months.

Learn Me offers 2 courses that meet BAC criteria:

  • Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
  • Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology

How much will the Government pay for a trainee?

The BAC wage subsidy is available for a maximum of $7,000 per quarter ($28,000 for the year gross wages). More than one trainee is also allowed.

Payments will be made quarterly in arrears. This means the first claims for the subsidy are available from 1 January 2021.

How do I apply for the BAC grant?

Easy! For more information, or to apply for the BAC subsidy, contact Learn Me and we can talk to the AASN (Australian Apprenticeship Support Network) directly on your behalf.

We look forward to getting you next Trainee off to the right start.

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