Australia has a scheme to assist mature age people in obtaining further employment prospects with the Mature Age Apprenticeship scheme.
Mature Age Apprenticeship scheme
The way this seems to work is that employers receive government funded incentives of normally up to $4,000.
Each State may be different in this, and the above relates to Queensland.
Mid-Career Apprentices or Support for Adult Apprentices:
Payments to either the employer or the Apprentice themselves of $150 per week in the first year and $100 per week in the second year are made by the government. These payments as classed as taxable income.
More information will be added as it is checked.
- Queensland Apprenticeship Services www.qas.org.au/site/employers/Mature_Age.aspx
- Support for Mid-Career Apprentices www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/Australian_Apprentice/Mid_career.asp