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Skills Tasmania

Targeted Small Business Grant

The Targeted Apprentice and Trainee Grant for Small Business program is aimed at increasing the number of apprentices and trainees employed in identified industries by providing a subsidy to small businesses who employ an apprentice or trainee.

The Program provides employers in eligible target industries, who are not entitled to claim the Payroll Tax Rebate Scheme, a subsidy of up to $5,000 for each apprentice or trainee they employ as a new worker. Eligible industries include building and construction, tourism, hospitality and manufacturing.

1Program objectives

The Program aims to:

  • Support a skilled workforce in target industries in Tasmania
  • Increase the number of apprentices and trainees employed in small businesses in Tasmania.
  • Provide financial subsidies to assist small businesses to employ an apprentice or trainee.
  • Provide additional opportunities for people wishing to gain a qualification under an apprenticeship or traineeship arrangement.

2Eligibility for the program

The Program has a range of eligibility, application and grant conditions that the applicant and the employee must meet, details of which can be found in the Program Guide.

3Applying for the program

If you meet the criteria for the program your Apprenticeship Network Provider will provide you with an application form at the time of signing your apprentice or trainee into their training contract.

The application form can also be found here (Word 275KB) (PDF 519KB).

Need more information?

Contact Al Noble, Grant Administration Officer on (03) 6165 6048 or by email at