Up to $15 000 For Every New Eligible Apprentice or Trainee Position Created. 


The South Australian State Government’s budget has a big boost for small businesses with increased funding for the Job Accelerator Grant Program with a focus on apprentices and trainees.

Businesses that are registered for payroll tax can register for the Job Accelerator Grant of up to $10 000 for every new job created, or up to $15 000 for every new eligible apprentice or trainee position created. 

To qualify for the Job Accelerator Grant, businesses need to:

  • employ a new position between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018 (inclusive)
  • maintain the new position for at least 12 months
  • have Australian taxable wages below $5 million, across the group. If your business is exempt from payroll tax, (I’m a small business and exempt from payroll tax – am I eligible? see eligible apprentices and  trainees link below
  • register the new employee within 90 days of their commencement

The additional grant for eligible apprentices and trainees will also be distributed over two years - up to $2500 per year.

Businesses can contact RevenueSA on 8226 2210 or jobsgrant@sa.gov.au to discuss the eligibility of their business for the additional grant. Further details of the program are available here: www.revenuesa.sa.gov.au