Travel and accommodation allowance

Travel and accommodation allowance

The Department of Training and Workforce Development (DTWD) assists apprentices and trainees with travel and accommodation costs related to the completion of their off the job training component.

From 1 July 2023, a new online claims portal replacing the paper form process will be available for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), apprentices, and employers. Apprentices are eligible for Travel and Accommodation Allowance (TAA) if they are a Western Australian resident, attending a training provider (i.e. TAFE) for off the job training and have to travel more than 70 kms (round trip) from their residential address to attend the closest training provider.

Travel and accommodation allowance payment rates will also increase from 1 July 2023 for eligible apprentices and trainees who travel more than 70kms (round trip) to a training provider. The per-kilometre rate for travel allowance claims will double from 20 cents to 40 cents to address the rising costs of living and barriers to training. The Accommodation Allowance will also increase from $70 to $100 per night where the training venue is below the 26th parallel and from $110 to $150 per night where the training venue is above the 26th parallel.

To submit your TAA claim online, you must be registered on the Western Australian Apprentice Management System (WAAMS) and have your off the job training verified by the relevant RTO. To register, you will need to visit the WAAMS portal webpage and request an account online and follow the login instructions.

All claims must be submitted within 60 days of the completion of the apprentice’s training or attendance period for the claim to be eligible.

Resources are available to support you in submitting your claim:

For enquiries relating to the TAA, or for support submitting your application, please contact taa@dtwd.wa.gov.au

 

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Page last updated February 09, 2024