NSW Bricklayer Employer Incentives
Employer and Apprentice in New South Wales – Makes Good Business Sense
An employer who employs a new Bricklaying Apprentice between 1 December 2012 and 28 February 2013 may qualify for this payment of $3,350 in the first year of the apprenticeship. This is in addition to all other subsidies detailed below and brings the total $$$'s available to employ and apprentice in NSW to $12,350 - there's never been a better time! Check full benefits available and for terms and conditions Australian Apprenticeships. ABBTF Welcomes New Support for Bricklayer Training and Employment.
Bricklayer employer incentives in New South Wales are available to not only assist you in taking on, but keeping on, a bricklaying apprentice. Below are some of the bricklayer employer incentives on offer.
Good quality young people are ready and keen to start an apprenticeship in New South Wales and to add value to your business. Many have completed industry-sponsored Step Out Programs for school students or pre-apprenticeship/pre-vocational training in bricklaying at a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation.
Employment of a NSW Apprentice
The ABBTF Brickstart Subsidy provides up to $4,000 in wage support over three years for bricklayers and builders directly employing bricklaying apprentices - $1,000 after completion of Year 1, $1,000 after completion of Year 2 and $2,000 after completion of Year 3. For Group Training Organisations the ABBTF Brickstart Subsidy is passed on by way of a reduced charge-out rate to the apprentice host employer. Group Training Organisations in New South Wales in New South Wales are located throughout the state.
ABBTF is also offering a Brickstart Bonus of $1,000 to employers of new apprentices commencing during 2012. This additional support is to encourage new sign-ups and completion of first year.
For apprentices 21 years and over at commencement, an additional $1,000 mature age incentive is available from ABBTF.
NSW State Government – Exemption from Workers Compensation Premiums
Employers receive exemptions from workers compensation premiums for their apprentices. Check your eligibility at the WorkCover Authority of NSW.
Group Training Organisations may pass on the benefits from the Federal Government and ABBTF’s $1,000 Brickstart Bonus.
Information on Federal Government incentives is also available at Australian Apprenticeships
To find out more about bricklayer employer incentives for bricklaying apprenticeships in New South Wales contact ABBTF
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