Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) PROGRAM – Update

Posted on Mar 10, 2021

Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) Program


With the extension of the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy program recently announced – Further new job opportunities will be created for apprentices and trainees across Australia as part of the Morrison Government’s National Economic Recovery Plan.

The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy program is fully subscribed, helping to create 100,000 apprenticeships in less than five months.

“The Program will now become demand driven and expanded for a full 12 months for new apprentices and trainees signed up prior to 30 September 2021”.

It is estimated that this extension will support hundreds of thousands of small businesses across Australia take on new apprentices and trainees over the next six months. This will keep a pipeline of skilled workers in place as the housing industry navigates its way through the economic recovery.

ABBTF is proud to support the ‘BAC’ program, as this has given us more opportunities to help young people get employed and the program has financially supported small bricklaying businesses across Australia to take on more apprentices during this unprecedented time.

Australian Brick & Blocklaying Training Foundation fully endorse the ‘’Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements program extension” as these programs aim to increase commencements and employment opportunities, apprentice retention, and completion rates.



Michael Morrissey

Chief Executive Officer