Agricultural apprenticeship boost scheme

Posted by: Team TvA
Date: 19 April 2021

From August 2020, agricultural employers who take on an apprentice will be eligible for $1,000 a month for the first year of their apprenticeship and $500 a month during their second year.  Which could total up to $16,000.00 across the first two years of an apprenticeship.

The Apprenticeship Boost Scheme provides payments to employers to help apprentices keep earning and training towards their qualifications as the country recovers from COVID-19.  Apprentices must be actively training through a transitional Industry Training Organisation (ITO) or a provider.

This package is for training across all areas of agriculture, horticulture, viticulture, and extends to landscaping & apiarists.  The payment comes directly from the Ministry of Social Development to the employer.

Apprentices must be at least on the minimum or training wage and employers are required to confirm each month they are still eligible to receive the payment.

You may even qualify for the scheme if your self-employed & training in an apprenticeship.

If you would like to register or want more information, give us a call – we can help.

Here are some helpful links: 

Farm Apprenticeships

Work & Income apprenticeship boost

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