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Our recruitment and workplace support services for employers and businesses are provided by Olympus Solutions. They deliver collaborative and innovative employment services on behalf of Ability Options.

What are wage subsidies?

Thanks to government funding, the wage subsidy incentive scheme provides up to $10,000 to help cover the many costs of hiring eligible people looking for work into a sustainable position. It’s available to employers who hire through Ability Options.

Who is an eligible person looking for work?

Up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) may be available for a new employee who is:

  • 15 to 29 years of age
  • An Indigenous Australian
  • 50 years of age and over
  • A parent, or
  • Registered with an employment services provider for 12 months or more

The scheme is offered through a range of initiatives for eligible candidates, including DES, ParentsNext, and Workforce Australia.

Wage subsidy placements can include full-time, part-time and casual employment, as long as your employees in those positions meet the agreed hours in the wage subsidy agreement: between 8 to 30 hours per week.


Is your business eligible for a wage subsidy?

If you hire a person using our employment service, you may be eligible for up to $10,000 in wage subsidy over a period of six months. Successful employers are also entitled to further funding for workplace modifications for new team members.

To be eligible for a wage subsidy, your business must:

  • Be registered with an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Employ a person registered with Ability Options employment service
  • Ensure the position offered provides ongoing employment, meeting the agreed hours in the wage subsidy
  • Meet employment standards for the position such as ensuring the role offers suitable work and pays the minimum national award wage or relevant award

To be eligible for a wage subsidy, your business must not:

  • Have had a wage subsidy for the same job seeker
  • Be an Australian state or territory government agency such as Service NSW


To find out more about our wage subsidies, please contact us on 1300 422 454 or fill out the form below. 

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