Employer wage subsidy

Employer Wage Subsidy Scheme


Access funding and reduce your hiring costs

By partnering with breakthru as your disability employment provider of choice, you’ll gain access to a wide variety of different wage subsidies that could allow your business to save up to $10,000.

As a registered Disability Employment Services provider with locations across both New South Wales and Queensland, we can help you tap into a new talent pool and connect with the perfect person for the job.

If you have a new position to fill and you’re interested in diversifying your workforce, please get in touch about how we can support you with Government-approved wage subsidies by getting in touch with our friendly team today.


What wage subsidies are available?

Wage subsidies are subject to eligibility criteria for both employee and employer. By working with breakthru, you’ll have access to the following wage subsidies.

Restart Wage Subsidy

Up to $10,000 in financial support when you hire a job seeker aged 50 or older.

Wage Start Subsidy

Up to $6,000 in financial support when hire a job seeker aged 18 – 49, providing certain obligations are met.

Wage Subsidy Scheme

Up to $1,650 in financial support available to employers who hire a job seeker registered with a Disability Employment Services provider.


Accessing your wage subsidies

When you hire a job seeker with breakthru, our friendly consultants will help guide you through the eligibility process to determine if you can access one of our wage subsidies.

Depending on your business and the hours offered in the position, you could be eligible to access up to $10,000 in subsidized fees, including a $4,000 “kick-start” payment after the first 4 weeks of employment.

Eligibility criteria

When you engage breakthru as your Disability Employment Services provider of choice, our friendly employment consultants will help assess your eligibility for one of three key wage subsidies.

Your business is eligible for one of our wage subsidies if it:

  • Has an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Has not previously received a wage subsidy for the same job
  • Has not recently retrenched or reduced the number of workers, or be proposing to do so.
  • Is not of a type of character that would bring the wage subsidy or the Commonwealth Government into disrepute
  • Is not receiving another Government wage subsidy for the same worker or position.