As part of its Economic Response to the Coronavirus, the Australian Government is supporting small businesses to retain their apprentices and trainees through a wage subsidy. Where a small business is not able to retain an apprentice, the subsidy will be available to a new employer.
While many businesses have been adversely affected by COVID-19 and are reducing their workforces, there are some areas of the economy which have an increased demand for workers.
The National Skills Commission officially launched on 1 July 2020
The National Skills Commission is working to provide expert advice and national leadership on the Australian labour market, current and future skills needs and workforce development issues.
Visit their new website to find out more about their current work to support Australia’s COVID-19 recovery.
Welcome to the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
- Wage subsidies
- Restart - help to employ mature workers
- Self-employment—New Business Assistance with NEIS
- Work for the Dole
Skills and Training
- Supporting Apprentices and Trainees
- Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow
- National Careers Institute
- National Skills Commission
- Skills Organisations
- Review of the Australian Apprenticeships National Skills Needs List
- Small Business Digital Champions
- Small Business overview
- Backing Small Business
- Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) Digital Solutions
- Franchising Code of Conduct
- Small Business Wellbeing and Support