Funding available from the State Government for employers

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The Skilling South Australia Equipped for Work initiative is supporting individuals and employers by reimbursing them for the items and services, listed below.

The funding is available through reimbursements of up to $1,000 made directly to an eligible apprentice or their employer.

Eligible items for reimbursement include, but are not limited to:

  • Tools, clothing and equipment
  • Police checks, screening and other clearances
  • Work related medical assessments or drug testing
  • Professional services
  • Out of pocket training costs for their first year of training

If you have recently hired your own apprentice, this is definitely an avenue you should explore, or if you are looking at taking one on, this initiative will provide you with an incentive to do so.

Pre-approval may be granted prior to the purchase of goods or services, with a reimbursement occurring once a confirmed Training Contract or Letter of Offer, plus receipts, have been provided to the government.

Applications for a reimbursement must be made within 90 days of Training Contract commencement and pre-approved applications will remain valid for up to 90 days from the pre-approval date, giving you time and flexibility.

It is important to note that all applicants will need to demonstrate that the support is required to achieve the commencement of a Training Contract by providing a description of the goods and services, how the cost of goods and services is preventing the commencement of an apprenticeship and purchase receipts.

Training contracts being supported through a Skilling South Australia Project are not eligible for Equipped for Work.

If you have any questions in relation to an apprentice commencing their training at the MTA’s RTO, click here to email the team at Royal Park.