Apprentice Incentive Payments

One thousand reasons to finish your first year!

Completing your first year of an apprenticeship gives you skills. Gives you confidence. And with CITB, it also gives you cash.

What the? How does this work?
All eligible apprentices receive a $500 incentive payment which is paid once you have completed your probationary period. You will also receive a further $1000 payment when you complete the first year of your training contract.

How do I know if I am eligible?
In order to be eligible, you need a CITB number and your training contract must list your start date as on or after November 2021. You must also be undertaking a CITB eligible Certificate III or Certificate IV qualification.

How do I apply?

Apply for a CITB number, or if you have one renew it to let us know you have an apprenticeship.

When do I receive my payments?

You will receive $500 at the end of the 4th month of your Training Contract and $1,000 at the end of the 13th month of your Training Contract.

If I quit my apprenticeship, do I have to give the money back?

No, you are not obliged to repay any money.

How will I be paid?

The funds will arrive in your nominated bank account via EFT (electronic funds transfer).

Do I need to provide you with my bank details?

If you haven’t already given us your bank details, we will contact you once you complete your probation.

Why is my CITB number not approved yet?

We are waiting for confirmation of your contract from the South Australian Skills Commission, or your employer has not registered with CITB.

We will confirm your eligibility with your employer and then contact you with more details.