Getting into work is the best way to help young Australians get ahead.
That’s why the Nationals in Government continue to invest in skills and training, to help young Australians get the skills they need.
Under our plan we will:
* Support an additional 800,000 new training positions.
* Provide wage subsidies to keep apprentices in work and support small businesses.
* Back small businesses with tax incentives to train their employees.
* Get more Australians into hi-tech jobs with a technology skills passport.
* Support more women to get skills and training in areas of need.
* Help disadvantaged young Australians build life and job skills.
This builds on our record with 220,000 trade apprentices in training – the most since records began.
We’ve also lowered taxes for small businesses to the lowest level in 50 years.
A re-elected Coalition government will create another 1.3 million jobs over the next five years.
This includes 450,000 jobs in rural Australia.
Only the Coalition has strongly backed apprentices and trainees.
We’ve delivered record levels of support to save a generation of skilled Australians, and prioritised retention and growth in trade and non-trade apprenticeships and traineeships.
The Government is investing a record $7.8 billion this financial year to keep apprentices and trainees in jobs and help Australians re-skill.
This follows our rapid and unprecedented action during the pandemic to save jobs.
Our Supporting Apprentices and Trainees wage subsidy helped apprentices and trainees to keep going and see their apprenticeships through.
Our support has paid off, with a record 220,000 trade apprentices in training – the most since 1963.
More than 530,000 apprentices and trainees will be supported by wage subsidies announced since the pandemic hit, with total pandemic apprentice wage subsidy support reaching over $7.9 billion.