JobKeeper and the Apprentice Rebate


13 May 2020

We have received a few queries in regards to how the 50% Apprentice Wage Rebate effects the Apprentices' eligibility for the JobKeeper Payment.


You are unable to claim both the Apprentice Wage Rebate and the JobKeeper Payment for the same period. You may decide that your business is better off using the JobKeeper Payment instead of the 50% Apprentice Wage Rebate.

If you have received the rebate for apprentice wages, for the period 1 January 2020 to 31 March 2020, you may still start apprentices on the JobKeeper Payment for the first fortnight starting 30 March 2020 provided you cancel the 50% Apprentice Wage Rebate from 1 April 2020 onward.

Should you have any questions, please contact your LWM Team Member.