JobKeeper payment for employers and employees
Under the JobKeeper Payment, businesses impacted by the coronavirus will be able to access a subsidy from the Government to continue paying their employees.
Affected employers will be able to claim a fortnightly payment of $1,500 per eligible employee from 30 March 2020, for a maximum period of 6 months.
This assistance will help businesses to keep people in their jobs and re-start when the crisis is over. For employees, this means they can keep their job and earn an income – even if their hours have been cut. For more information and to register, please click here.
Apprentices and Trainees
The Federal Government is helping small businesses to retain their apprentices and trainees. Eligible employers can apply for a wage subsidy of 50% of the apprentice’s or trainee’s wage for 9 months from 1 January 2020 to 30 September 2020. Where a small business is not able to retain an apprentice, the subsidy will be available to a new employer. The wage subsidy will be claimable for wages paid since 1 January 2020. For a fact sheet, please click here.
COVID-19 may impact the continuity of an apprentice or trainee’s training contract directly or indirectly. The Department of Training and Workforce Development Apprenticeship Office is taking a flexible approach to help businesses maintain the employment of their apprentices/trainees where possible.
The Department of Training and Workforce Development’s Apprenticeship Office has released a FACT SHEET “Managing apprenticeships / traineeships Frequently asked questions about the impact of COVID-19”
Further assistance can also be obtained from Meredith Moran at the Apprenticeship Support Network - telephone (08) 9365 7419, email: email@example.com.
WA TAFE Colleges
TAFE colleges are changing their delivery of training