Do you have an apprentice receiving Australian Apprenticeship Support Loans?

2 January, 2024

Australian Apprenticeship Support Loans (AASL) provide real support for apprentices to complete their skills training and provide a stronger incentive for young Australians to become apprentices.

AASL debts are repaid through the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) once your apprentice鈥檚 income is above the minimum repayment threshold. Repayment thresholds are adjusted each year to reflect any changes in average weekly earnings.


For the financial year 2023-2024 the AASL repayment threshold is $51,550.

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    What does this mean for apprentices?

    If they haven鈥檛 already, your apprentice needs to advise you if they have an AASL debt.

    • New employees with an AASL debt should advise you by completing a
    • Existing employees with a AASL debt should advise you by completing a

    If your apprentice has paid off their loan in full, they should advise you by completing a new听.

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    What does this mean for you?

    If your apprentice has advised that they have a AASL debt, and their income is above the minimum repayment threshold, you must withhold additional amounts under the pay as you go (PAYG) withholding system.

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    Not sure how much to withhold?

    The ATO has provided the following information to help you work out the amount to withhold from your apprentice鈥檚 income and other payments:


Need more info?

Get in touch with us, or click to visit the ATO website.