Additional Apprentice Incentives

CITB's Additional Apprentice Incentive funding compliments the South Australian Government's 'Skilling South Australia' policy to create additional apprenticeships and to provide additional support for first-year apprentice employment and on-job training.

CITB Additional Apprentice Incentives are available to eligible employers of construction apprentices commencing 1st October 2020

What Incentive Funding is Available?

There are two streams of Additional Apprentice Incentive funding:

1. In-Demand Qualification Incentive
Eligible employers who hire a first-year apprentice undertaking an in-demand qualification will be funded to a maximum of $2,500 per eligible apprentice.

2. Equity Group Incentive
The Equity Group Incentive is a once-off payment of $500* to employers who hire apprentices who meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • New Employer - An employer that has not had an apprentice registered in the CITB database in the last four years $500 for in-demand qualifications & $2,500 for non in-demand qualifications
  • Female
  • Regional - 100 km or more outside of the Adelaide GPO. Click here for a list of eligible postcodes.
  • Long term unemployed - Out of the workforce and has not received any income (other than government benefits) for 12 months or longer.

To be considered eligible your apprentice must have commenced after 1st October 2020 and the employer must have applied within the three months of the apprenticeship training contract.

Please note:

  • CITB Funding is neither automatic nor an entitlement. It is made available as a grant on application against prescribed criteria and conditions.
  • Due to the nature of its operations and requirements set out in the CITF Act 1993 the Board accepts no forward liability beyond the current financial year.
  • Rates may be changed at any time at the discretion of the Board.
  • CITB Additional Apprentice Incentive funding is only available while funds last, or until 30 June 2021.

To be considered eligible your apprentice must have commenced after 1st October 2020 and the employer will need to have applied for the incentive within the first three months of the apprenticeship training contract.

Next Steps ...

1. Apply for the Additional Apprentice Incentive online.

2. A CITB officer will be in contact with you.


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