Wage subsidies and paid expenses
Wage Subsidy Scheme
Finding and training a new employee requires substantial commitment of time and resources. The Wage Subsidy Scheme recognises this by providing government-funded incentives and assistance to employers. We can help you access funds under the Australian Government’s Wage Subsidy Scheme that encourages employers to provide sustainable employment to workers with different needs. We can access funds for jobactive jobseekers depending on their circumstances.
For example, we can subsidise the cost of their transport to and from work or pay for tools and equipment they need to do their job. Employers can be paid up to $1500 (excluding GST) as an incentive to employ a Disability Employment Services participant.
Read more about the Wage Subsidy Scheme
Parents Wage Subsidy
From 1 November 2015 there will be wage subsidies for eligible job seekers who are parents or under 30 years of age.
Read more about the Parents Wage Subsidy
Youth Wage Subsidy
Employrs may be eligible to receive the Youth Wage Subsidy if they employ a job seeker under 30 years of age.
Read more about the Youth Wage Subsidy
Long Term Unemployed and Indigenous Wage Subsidy
Your business may be eligible for the Long Term Unemployed and Indigenous Wage Subsidy when employing a long-term unemployed job seeker who has been out of work for at least 12 months and an Indigenous job seeker who have been unemployed for at least six months.
Read more about the Long Term Unemployed and Indigenous Wage Subsidy
Employment Assistance Fund
The Employment Assistance Fund helps people with disability and their employers by providing financial assistance for work-related equipment, modifications and services. The Fund provides assistance that can improve access to employment, work productivity and independence of people with disability including mental illness.
Financial assistance is available for assistive technology, electronic and communication equipment, specialist support for employees with learning disability or mental illness, Auslan interpreting for job interviews and work-related activities, Deafness awareness training and other disability awareness training.
Read more about the Employment Assistance Fund
Restart program relevant to employing mature-age workers after July 2014
Mature-age workers can bring a wealth of valuable experience to your business. The Department of Employment’s Restart Program can give your business up to $10,000 (GST inc) if you employ and retain a job seeker 50 years of age or over who has been unemployed and on income support for 6 months or more.
Download the Restart employer fact sheet.
Download the Restart job seeker fact sheet.
Read more about the Restart program.
All our employment services are free to eligible employers - read more.
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