Support for adult Australian apprentices
Financial support for apprentices aged 25+ or their employer. Apprenticeship must be at a certificate III or IV level in an occupation experiencing a skills shortage. Financial benefits consist of an additional $100-$150 a week up to a total of $13,000.
Living Away From Home Allowance
Assistance provided to eligible Australian apprentices in the initial three years of training if they have to move from parents' or guardians' home in order to commence their apprenticeship, or if the apprentice is homeless.
Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY
Youth Allowance for apprentices aged between 16-24, Austudy for Australian apprentices aged 25 or over and ABSTUDY for apprentices of any age who are Indigenous Australians. The most up-to-date information is available at the Australian Apprenticeships website, with information on Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY available at Centrelink.