Access government financial support to find and keep good staff
Hiring your new employees through MTC’s Workforce Australia and Disability Employment Services programs makes smart financial sense. As well as efficient, no-cost recruitment, our team can help you access up to $10,000 in government funded Wage Subsidies. Once your new employee is onboard, MTC’s Recruitment Coaches can help you access funding for upskilling, training, licensing or certification for your new team member.
Finding the right people to work in your business can be costly, time-consuming, and challenging. As long-term providers of proven government-funded initiatives, MTC Australia can deliver recruitment without the stress and without the expense.
Workforce Australia Services Wage Subsidy (WASWS)
What is the Wage Subsidy?
The Wage Subsidy is a government-funded financial incentive that encourages companies to hire eligible individuals in ongoing roles. It contributes to the initial costs of hiring a new employee and is designed to support employers with access to diverse and flexible hiring options.
The Workforce Australia Services Wage Subsidy (WASWS) is part of a broader program of support that assists disadvantaged individuals in securing employment, matching their skills and experience with the needs of employers. Employers can access a subsidy of up to $10,000, depending on eligibility. Subsidies apply for a period of six months.
To be eligible, an employer must be a legal entity with a valid Australian Business Number and cannot be a government entity. An eligible role must meet the following requirements:
Be a sustainable and ongoing job of no less than six months
Be full-time, part-time, or casual, and meet a minimum number of hours per week
Comply with all employment standards and laws
Offer a safe system of work
Not displace an existing employee
Not be a commission-based, self-employment, or subcontracted position (exceptions apply)
Pay the minimum national award wage or relevant award
Which Employees are Eligible?
The Wage Subsidy may be available for a new employee who meets one of the following criteria:
Is aged 15 to 29 years old, or over 50 years old
Is an Indigenous Australian
Is a parent
Has not been employed by you in the past two years
Has been registered with MTC Australia or another Employment Services Provider for over 12 months
How to Apply for the Wage Subsidy
To access the Wage Subsidy, you must work with an Employment Services Provider, who will assess your eligibility and help you to apply.
As an Employment Services Provider for the Workforce Australia Program, MTC Australia makes it easy for you by managing the process from beginning to end. Our tailored service helps you identify the skills your business needs, matches you with the right candidates, and walks you through applying for the Wage Subsidy.
Disability Employment Services (DES) Subsidies
There are also Government financial incentives in place for organisations who employ a person living with a disability. As a Disability Employment Services provider, MTC will help you access the Employment Assistance Fund (EAF) which pays for disability specific equipment and services for Australians deemed to have a permanent disability, to help them perform a specific job.
Other financial support includes:
- Restart – up to $10,000 for employing eligible candidates who average 20 hrs pw or more aged 50 or older
- Wage Start Subsidy – Up to $6,000 for employing eligible candidates up to the age of 50
- Wage Subsidy Scheme – Up to $1650 for employing an eligible candidate
- Wage support – As negotiated between MTC Australia and the Employer
How to Apply for the Wage Subsidy and Employment Assistance Fund (EAF)
To access the Wage Subsidy or to get assistance with accessing the Employment Assistance Fund (EAF), you must work with a Disability Employment Services Provider who will assess your eligibility and help you to apply.
As a Disability Employment Services provider, MTC Australia makes it easy for you by managing the process from beginning to end. Our tailored service helps you identify the skills your business needs, matches you with the right candidates, and walks you through applying for the Wage Subsidy.
Training, licensing, and certification funding
As part of our ongoing support for you and your new employee, our Coaches can help you to access additional funding for upskilling, training, licensing, or certification for your new team member. The funding can also help them purchase uniforms, tools, equipment, and travel and Opal Cards, making the transition to work easier. We’ll guide you through your eligibility as part of our tailored recruitment process. Subsidies vary depending on the individual candidate.
We make it easy for you by managing the process for you from beginning to end.
Already have the candidate you’re looking for, but want to enrol them in further training or upskill them in your industry? We offer a variety of government-subsidised training courses to improve the employability skills and industry knowledge of your staff members.
If you employ a new trainee or apprentice who starts working with you between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2024, your business may be eligible for a Wage Subsidy if they are undertaking a Certificate III or higher qualification in a Priority Occupation listed on the Australian Apprenticeship Priority List. These qualifications are:
For first- and second-year apprentices, your business can receive a subsidy of 10% of their wages (up to $1,500 per quarter) and 5% of their wages for third-year apprentices (up to $750 per quarter).
If your business is located in regional or remote Australia (based on the ABS definition), you get an additional 5% subsidy for the wages of a first-year apprentice (a total of 15% of wages for the first-year apprentice up to $2,250 per quarter). For any second-year apprentices, you receive an additional 10% of subsidy for their wages (up to $1,500 per quarter), and for third-year apprentices, you’re entitled to an additional 5% subsidy for their wages (up to $750 per quarter).
We are a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), delivering quality training services to help your team develop and grow.
Access financial support to hire and keep the right people for your business
We understand what the benefits of financial support can mean for your business. With the wide range of pay subsidies available, your business can access various options to maintain a diverse working environment through providing skilled workers employment from all stages and ages of life.
Get in touch today to find your next employee and see if you can reduce your hiring costs with wage subsidies.
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