When you employ an eligible APM job seeker, your business could access a range of wage subsidies up to $10,000

These government-funded incentives are designed to get more people to work through the jobactive, ParentsNext and Disability Employment Services programs.

APM is a trustred provider of these services to throusands of job seekers and employers from more than 500 locations across Australia.

You can apply for a wage subsidy for each eligible job seeker you hire through APM’s programs.

Scroll down to learn more about the types of wage subsidies which may be available and to see if your business could be eligible. 

Get in touch today to find your next employee and see if you can reduce your hiring costs with wage subsidies.

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How much are wage subsidies?

Your APM consultant will help you find the most suitable wage subsidy for your employee.

We also guide you through the process of applying for a subsidy when you hire through one of our programs.


Up to $10,000 for hiring a job seeker aged 50 or above.
Youth bonus
Up to $10,000 for job seekers aged 15 to 24.
Up to $6,500 for job seekers aged 25 to 29.
Up to $6,500 when you hire a job seeker who is a principal carer parent.
Long term
If a job seeker has completed 12 months in our jobactive program you could be eligible for a subsidy of up to $6,500. There is no age limit for this subsidy.

Indigenous job seekers

Employers may be able to claim up to $10,000 for eligible Indigenous job seekers who meet the criteria of any jobactive wage subsidy. Waiting periods may also be dropped for these payments so employers can claim as soon as the job seeker joins the jobactive program.

Disability Employment Services 

Wage Subsidy Scheme
For job seekers registered with Disability Employment Services, you can access subsidies of up to $1,650.

Up to $10,000 for hiring a job seeker aged 50 or above.


Is my business eligible for wage subsidies?

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To apply for wage subsidies your business must: 

  • Have an Australian Business number
  • Have not previously received a wage subsidy for the same person
  • Not be an Australian, state or territory government agency
  • Offer a job expected to be ongoing
  • Offer a job that complies with national employment standards

Typically, you receive wage subsidy payments during a six month period.

Additional incentives could apply to apprenticeships and traineeships.

Speak to us today to find out more.

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