Wage Subsidies

When you’re recruiting – the most important thing is to get the right person for your job role. 

A person who has the right skills and experience, who will be a great contributor, perform well and approach their role with enthusiasm and an infectious, positive attitude. 

But sometimes, a financial incentive can also help get your new job role underway. It lowers the barriers to adding a new staff member, making it both more affordable and less risky to add another employee. 

Up to $10,000 may be available to support your recruitment activity. 

Maxima has the expertise and experience to assist you to access a range of financial incentives when recruiting one of our excellent candidates. 

The incentives have different eligibility requirements and target different candidate cohorts such as youth, mature age and people with disability, but generally there is a need to employ a person with a disability for a certain number of hours per week for a period of time, with the expectation that the employment will be ongoing. 

The requirements vary so it can be a bit daunting – but don’t worry, you won’t need to learn to navigate a complex government system or get lost in paperwork to do it.* 

We’ll do the heavy lifting for you. We will advise and assist you to access a package of incentives to suit your requirements. 

Some wage subsidy examples include: 

Restart – to encourage businesses to hire and retain mature age employees who are 50 years of age and over. 

Wage Subsidy Schemes – available to qualifying businesses to give eligible jobseekers an opportunity to demonstrate their suitability for ongoing employment. 

Apprentices and Traineeships – The Disabled Australian Apprenticeship Wage Support (DAAWS) provides a payment to employers of eligible Australian Apprentices with disability, as well as incentives towards wages. 

Payroll Exemption Rebates – a number of State Governments have payroll tax exemption schemes for employers that employ people with disability. 

Maxima can deliver great candidates for your business – and also make it simple and easy for you to receive available incentives. 

Support for Workplace Modifications

As an Employer you want to get the very best out of your staff.

For some employees this may involve some assistance or modification of their workplace. 

At no cost to you or your employee Maxima may be able to provide: 

  • adjustments to your physical workplace 
  • modifications to work vehicles
  • special equipment for the workplace
  • information and communication devices
  • Auslan interpreting services
  • specialist services for employees with specific learning disorders and mental health conditions
  • disability awareness training for the workplace (including deafness awareness)
  • mental health awareness and first aid training.

The Federal Government through the Disability Employment Service (DES) fund these modifications and services through the Employment Assistance Fund (EAF). 

Maxima has the expertise and experience to explain the eligibility requirements and processes of the EAF to you and your employee. We will work through the process with you so that the best outcome for all parties can be achieved. 

Our Business is to streamline the processes so that you can get on with Your Business.  To learn more about what Maxima can offer you and your employee either contact your nearest Maxima DES Office or call us today on 1300 629 462.