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“With new homes sales showing a move back to positive numbers in today’s (July 2 2019) HIA New Homes Sales figures and another cut in interest rates, the commencement of new incentives to support apprentices in the residential building industry is a timely move,” said Kristin Brookfield, HIA Chief Executive, Industry Policy.

Ai Group welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Skills and Vocational Education, Senator Michaelia Cash, that the Support for Adult Australian Apprentices Payments will be extended to employers who take on an eligible apprentice aged 21 to 24 years from 1 July 2019. Eligible employers will receive a one-off payment of $4,000.

Ai Group is delighted to be leading the rollout of the ground-breaking Industry 4.0 Higher Apprenticeships in South Australia. Ai Group is to be one of the first recipients of the grants available under the Skilling Australians Fund and the Skilling South Australia Initiative.