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What financial assistance is available for apprentices?

The Australian Federal Government provides a range of financial assistance programs for apprentices and trainees to support their training. 

These include:

  • Australian Apprenticeship Support Loan – maximum of $24,492 (as at 2023-2024) during your training
  • Australian Apprentice Training Support Payments – up to $5,000 for qualifications and occupations on the Australian Apprenticeships Priority List
  • Low Income Health Care Card – discounts on health and related services
  • Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY – support payments based on eligibility that can accompany additional benefits including rent assistance

Each financial assistance program has specific eligibility requirements and guidelines.

View our Financial Assistance for Apprentices page for details and links.


In the spirit of reconciliation, MIGAS Apprentices & Trainees acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.