Through jobactive, wage subsidies are available to employers who hire eligible job seekers including mature age, long-term unemployed, Indigenous, youth, parents or Tasmanian residents.
A wage subsidy is a payment to encourage businesses to employ eligible job seekers. Wage subsidies can help employers to expand their business and employ new staff, which will help boost the economy and create more jobs.
Employers can receive up to $6,500 (GST inclusive) over 12 months if they employ eligible job seekers for at least 30 hours per week. Pro-rata payments starting from $3,250 (GST inclusive) are available for part-time work, between 15-29 hours per week. The amount will vary depending on the number of hours worked, but to receive a wage subsidy, the employee must work for a minimum of 15 hours per week.
Employers are able to negotiate flexible payment options with their employment services providers from the day the employee starts in the job. This means that wage subsidies will be paid flexibly to employers, as frequently as necessary, to meet the business needs of employers.
Employers receive payment for the actual hours worked by the employee. If the employment ceases early, employers will still be able to receive payment commensurate with the hours and duration of the employment.
The following wage subsidies are available if you employ:
To be eligible for a wage subsidy, your business must:
You can access a wage subsidy if the position you offer an eligible job seeker:
Apprenticeships and traineeships can also be eligible.
Some positions are not eligible for a wage subsidy, including:
Call one of our Business Advisors on 1800 007 400 or complete the contact form on this page and we will contact you.