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New Energy Apprentice Support Payment

Available from January 1, 2023

The New Energy Apprentice Support Payment is designed to encourage apprentices to choose clean energy careers, improve retention rates and deliver more successful completions by providing direct financial support to Australian Apprentices commencing an Australian Apprenticeship in a clean energy occupation.

The New Energy Apprentice Support Payment will be available to eligible Australian Apprentices undertaking a Certificate III, Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level qualification with an occupational outcome listed on the Australian Apprenticeship Priority List and identified as a clean energy occupation (as highlighted in green on this document).  

The New Energy Apprentice Support Payment is paid over the life of the Australian Apprenticeship, at the rate of $2000 per payment (up to a total of $10,000) for full-time Australian Apprentices or $1,000 per payment (up to a total $5,000 in total) for part-time Australian Apprentices.

Eligibility Criteria

All primary eligibility requirements must be met; AND

  • The Australian Apprentice must have commenced or recommenced their Australian Apprenticeship, with a new employer, on or after 1 January 2023; or
  • recommenced their Australian Apprenticeship with their original employer on or after 1 January 2023, where the period of suspension or cancellation was greater than 6 months if the commencement date was prior to 1 July 2022 or 12 months if the commencement date was on or after 1 July 2022; AND

The Australian Apprentice, at the date of commencement or recommencement with a new employer, must be undertaking:

Their employer must demonstrate:

  • business engagement and operation with the clean energy sector; and
  • the Australian Apprentice will be provided with a significant proportion of their work in the clean energy sector; on an ongoing basis and at commencement or recommencement.

Helpful Information for setting up your access to ADMS:

Watch video below or to find out more: ADMS Information Sheet for Apprentices (PDF).

How to confirm your identity in ADMS (PDF).

Troubleshooting identity confirmation (PDF).

Visit Australian Apprenticeships to determine to apply for the New Energy Payment or contact BUSY At Work today to discuss.

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