Apprentice Training Support

Apprentice Training Support

CITB provides funding support for employers of apprentices and trainees in the building and construction industry to contribute to the costs of off-job and on-job training, supervision, and assessment.


How is ATS funding paid?


Am I eligible for ATS funding?

To be eligible for funding, you, as the registered employer must be:

  • CITB Eligible
  • meet CITB funding criteria

Your apprentice must be:

  • in an active Training Contract (TC)
  • undertaking a CITB endorsed qualification
  • have an approved CITB number


Employer Funding Conditions

Eligible employers receiving the payments must:

  • Comply with the obligations described in the TC and supporting Training Plan (TP) lodged with the relevant State Government department.
  • Ensure the apprentice/trainee is still employed AND in an active training contract for the claim period.
  • Agree to pay the relevant RTO directly for all off-site and associated trade training and assessment costs for the eligible apprentices/trainees supported by the CITB payment.
  • Acknowledge that CITB will seek to recover any payment made that is not compliant with funding criteria.


Claims and the employer’s responsibilities:

Please note there may be an issue with your claim if you have not notified CITB within 10 working days for any of the following:

  • Change of business address, phone number, email or ABN.
  • Apprentice/Trainee suspension, cancellation of Training Contract or completion of apprenticeship.
  • You must also notify Trainee & Apprenticeship Services (TAS) of these changes on 1800 673 097 or visit Skills SA to download and submit a form.

Check your claim anytime

Did you know that you can check your claim online at any time using the Employer Login.

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