Access wage subsidies from atWork Australia
Reduce your hiring costs for new employees
atWork Australia can help you tap into substantial wage subsidies for employing people living with disability, injury, health condition or disadvantage, shrinking your hiring costs and opening your door to readily available talent.
A wage subsidy is a payment from the Australian Government that encourages businesses to employ eligible candidates. Wage subsidies can be used to offset the costs of on-the-job training and is available through Workforce Australia and Disability Employment Services.
Many of our employer partners receive generous wage subsidies for the candidates they employ. Get in touch today to find out more about wage subsidies.
How much are wage subsidies?
The atWork Australia team can help you learn more about wage subsidies and if they are right for your business.
You may be eligible for wage subsidies of up to $10,000 for each eligible employee.
Disability Employment Services
There are a number of different wage subsidy options in Disability Employment Services between $1,650 up to $10,000.
Dedicated Wage Subsidy team
We know running a business is a big job with multiple competing priorities. That’s why atWork Australia has a dedicated Wage Subsidy team here to help your business meet the requirements to continue to receive your Wage Subsidy payments.
Wage Subsidies can support you to hire with diversity
You can see how we’ve helped Australian businesses with their recruitment on our employer success stories page, and hear from some of our employer partners on the benefits of using our Disability Employment Services in the video below.
Frequently asked questions on wage subsidies in Australia
Wage subsidies ranging from $1,650 to $10,000 are available for employing people living with disability, injury, health condition or disadvantage. Your subsidy can help shrink your hiring costs, open your door to readily available talent and grow your company with less risk.
A large number of the employers who partner with us are eligible for generous wage subsidies for the job candidates they employ.
Generally, the criteria for wage subsidy eligibility can include but is not limited to:
- Must have an Australian Business Number
- Be providing an ongoing role and sustainable role of not less than 6 months
- Not be accessing a subsidy for an employee who has previously received one
- Provide a role that meets employment standards such as offering the minimum wage
- Not be a Government agency at a national, state or territory level
- Must not be an immediate family member of the employer
- Be supported by Employment Services
- Work the required average hours across the duration outlined within the agreement
For more information on wage subsidies, speak to one of our employment specialists today on 1300 080 856.
atWork Australia can help you claim a wage subsidy from the Government for an eligible employee. We can give you more details about the criteria and the funding brackets available depending on your employee’s circumstances.
Our dedicated Wage subsidy team will request payroll evidence when a wage subsidy payment becomes available. Where atWork Australia determines that the wage subsidy employer is eligible for a payment, the employer must provide: a valid Tax Invoice indicating GST status.
Our specialised team can support your business to access and maintain wage subsidies, should you be eligible.
Wage subsidies may be available for workers over 50 years of age. Contact us for more information and to find out how we can help you diversify your workforce.
atWork Australia has a dedicated team who can assist you with any questions you have about wage subsidies for employees in Australia. You can contact the team by email, complete our online enquiry form, or call us on 1300 080 856 for more information.