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1300 ACE 4 MRAEL (1300 223 467)
  • Certificate II Nominated Equity Groups*
  • Certificate III & IV in a National Skills Need List (NSNL) Occupation
  • Certificate III & IV in Priority Occupations*
  • Certificate III & IV in non-NSNL and non-Priority Occupations
  • Diploma &Advanced Diploma in Priority Occupations*

Certificate II Nominated Equity Groups*

 CommencementRecommencementCompletion
Worker New Existing New Existing New Existing 
Full Time$1250$0$0$0$0$0
Part Time$1250$0$0$0$0$0
School Based$1250$0$0$0$0$0

Certificate III and IV in a
National Skills Need List (NSNL) Occupation

  Commencement Recommencement Completion
Worker  New  Existing  New  Existing  New  Existing 
Full Time $1500 $1500 $750 $750 $2500 $2500
Part Time $1500 $1500 $750 $750 $2500 $2500
School Based $1500 $1500 $750 $750 $2500 $2500

Certificate III & IV in Priority Occupations*

  Commencement Recommencement Completion
Worker  New  Existing  New  Existing  New  Existing 
Full Time $1500 $0 $750 $0 $2500 $3000
Part Time $0 $0 $0 $0 $1500 $1500
School Based $1500 $0 $750 $0 $2500 $3000

Certificate III & IV in non-NSNL
and non-Priority Occupations

 CommencementRecommencementCompletion
Worker New Existing New Existing New Existing 
Full Time$1500$0$750$0$2500$0
Part Time$0$0$0$0$1500$0
School Based$1500$0$750$0$2500$0

Diploma & Advanced Diploma
in Priority Occupations

  Commencement Recommencement Completion
Worker  New  Existing  New  Existing  New  Existing 
Full Time $1500 $0 $750 $0 $2500 $3000
Part Time $1500 $0 $750 $0 $2500 $3000
School Based $1500 $0 $750 $0 $2500 $3000

Need assistance with Incentives?

To discuss your eligibility for incentives or additional financial support , contact yourlocal Field Officer on

1300 ACE 4 MRAEL (1300 223 467).

** All incentives and financial support are subject to specific eligibility criteria being met.

To download a PDF copy of the MRAEL ACE Apprenticeships Centre Incentive Schedule Click Here

School Based Incentives

Commencement Incentive

$750

Retention Incentive

$750

Mature Aged Incentives

Commencement Incentive

$750

Completion Incentive

$750

Drought Area Incentives

Commencement Incentive

$1500

Completion Incentive

$1500

Rural & Regional Skills Shortage Incentive

Rural & Regional Skills Shortage Incentive

$1000

Support for adult Australian Apprentices

For eligible employers with an Australian Apprentice aged 25 or over commencing a Certificate III or IV NSNL qualification.

$4000

Disabled Australian Apprentice wage support

For eligible employers with an Australian Apprentice with a disability.

Up to $104.30 per week

Tutorial assistance

For eligible Registered Training Organisations to provide support to Australian Apprentices with a disability.

$38.50 per hour (up to $5,500 per year)

Mentoring / Interpreter assistance

For eligible Registered Training Organisations to provide support to Australian Apprentices with a disability.

$38.50 per hour (up to $5,500 per year)

Travel and Accommodation Subsidy

Available to eligible Australian Apprentices who are required to travel more than 100 kilometres (round trip) to attend off-the-job training with their Registered Training Organisation and it is the closest offering your course. For further information please contact Queensland Government – Department of Education and Training on 1800 210 210 or visit http://apprenticeshipsinfo.qld.gov.au/index.html

* Certificate III and IV in Priority Occupations (Aged Care, Childcare, Disability Care Worker and Enrolled Nursing)

* Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Priority Occupations (Aged Care, Childcare, Disability Care Worker and Enrolled Nursing)

* Nominated equity groups include Indigenous Australians, Australian Apprentices with a disability, School-based Australian Apprentices, Mature aged Australian Apprentices, Australian Apprentices working in a rural or regional area or job seekers with severe barriers to employment.

Living Away From Home Allowance

Available to apprentices and trainees who have moved away from their parental home for the first time to either commence or continue an Australian Apprenticeship.

$77.17 per week



$38.59 per week



$25.00 per week



  • Eligibility
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Trade Support Loan

Trade Support Loans provide up to $20,000 to Australian Apprentices in either National Skills Needs List qualifications or eligible Agriculture and Horticulture qualifications to assist with the costs of living and learning while undertaking an apprenticeship.

Up to $8,000

Monthly instalments of $666.67



Up to $6,000

Monthly instalments of $500.00



Up to $4,000

Monthly installments of $333.33



Up to $2,000

Monthly installments of $166.67



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