Priority Wage Subsidy

The Australian Government has released Wage Subsidy for Employers of Australian Apprentices in occupations on the Priority List.

What’s available?

  • 10 percent of wages for first and second year apprentices (up to $1,500 per quarter)
  • 5 percent of wages for third year apprentices (up to $750 per quarter)

This incentive is available for new or recommencing Australian Apprentices undertaking a Certificate III or higher qualification in a Priority Occupation.

As a Group Training Organisation, Golden West Apprenticeships employs apprentices and trainees and hosts them with local business. This wage subsidy is passed onto your business for every eligible apprentice you engage through Golden West.

For more information contact us on 1300 650 775 or email

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Recruiting Made Easier

We offer a free recruitment service. Golden West will recruit, advertise, screen and shortlist applicants to meet your recruitment – making sure we find the right apprentice for your business.

Ongoing Support and Mentoring

Golden West Apprenticeships understands and appreciates that apprentices can take a lot of work. We are here to do all of the heavy lifting to ensure the process is hassle free for you. We visit on site regularly to ensure that training is progressing and that your apprentice is working well in your business.

No More Paperwork

Golden West Apprenticeships help streamline administration and paperwork, because we handle all of the legal requirements. You can save time and money, because we will manage all of the payroll, tax, superannuation and WorkCover needs.

Getting on with Business

Our process provides a simple, flexible and hassle free solution for your business.

How it works

  • Golden West Apprenticeships will meet with you to understand your business needs and what you are looking for in a new apprentice or trainee.
  • We recruit at no cost to your business.
  • Once we have a shortlist of candidates who meet your business needs, we then coordinate an interview with you, so you can select your preferred candidate.
  • Golden West will then coordinate all paperwork and inductions, and the apprentice or trainee can start in your business.
  • You will receive one weekly invoice which covers wages, superannuation WorkCover insurance and leave entitlements.
  • Golden West will visit regularly to ensure your apprentice is progressing and working well in your business.

Western Truck Group has been using Golden West for several years. Our experience with Golden west and Nikki has been refreshingly different from many of my experiences hiring staff. Nikki is always responsive to any questions I have; she keeps me informed and she understands what our business is and what we are trying to achieve. I recommend Golden West and Nikki highly and would use their services again without hesitation.

Shannon Saxby (Service Manager – Western Truck Group)

Shannon Saxby (Service Manager – Western Truck Group)

We have been working with Golden West and Nat for a number of years now. Nat is always professional, easy to deal with and a pleasure to work with.

Rachel Berry (Office Manager – Thomas Manufacturing)

Rachel Berry (Office Manager – Thomas Manufacturing)

Concordia Lutheran College proactively chose Golden West Apprenticeships for the second time to support the selection and appointment of a Trainee. The Golden West team, and in particular Amanda, is committed to thoroughly understanding your business needs to support the selection of the right candidate and we are once again, absolutely thrilled with our new team member.

Melanie Foreman (Human Resources Officer – Concordia Lutheran College)

Melanie Foreman (Human Resources Officer – Concordia Lutheran College)

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