Help is available to you when you need it most – at this early stage of your career.
The first and second years of an Australian apprenticeship can be financially difficult for those entering the workforce for the first time. Depending on the Australian apprenticeship you do and your situation, you may be eligible for one or more forms of financial support:
Trade Support Loans are loans paid in instalments totalling up to $20,000 over the life of the apprenticeship. These loans help Australian apprentices with everyday costs while they complete their apprenticeship.
See the Australian Apprenticeships website for further information on Trade Support Loans
The Living Away From Home Allowance (LAFHA) is an allowance for eligible Australian apprentices of any age during their first three years of training if they have to move away from their parents’ or guardian’s home to take up an Australian apprenticeship or retrain.
See the Australian Apprenticeship website for further information about the Living Away From Home Allowance
Australian apprentices may also be eligible to access fortnightly payments delivered by Services Australia.
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