Nov
06
2020
Australian Brick & Blocklaying Training Foundation Limited

ABBTF new team member!

Meet our new team member! We are pleased to welcome Nadine McEwan as our new Industry Engagement Officer in NSW-ACT Nadine is a confident communicator and excellent at building and developing relationships. Her passion lies in working with people. Bringing experience from the Financial Services Industry for over 8 years, Nadine was able to adopt […]

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Oct
07
2020
Bricklayers

Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements

Great news for employers and future apprentices – Businesses who take on a new apprentice will be eligible for a 50% wage subsidy. The Australian Government has announced a new program called ‘Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements’. It is designed to assist job seekers into Australian Apprenticeship jobs, and to help employers take on apprentices. This new […]

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Aug
25
2020
Apprentice Incentives

Update for Employers – SA

If you are an employer wanting assistance with hiring an apprentice – we remain fully available. At ABBTF, our main goal is to help support young Australian’s build a career in the building and construction industry, starting with an apprenticeship in bricklaying. We pride ourselves in developing strong relationships with the bricklayers and apprentices. To […]

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Aug
18
2020
Preventing Covid domino effect

Building and Construction – General Onsite Award Update

Schedule X—Additional measures during the COVID-19 pandemic – Building and Construction General On-site Award 2010 – Joinery and Building Trades Award 2010 and Mobile Crane Hiring Award 2010. The below table summarises recent variations to the Building and Construction General On-site Award 2010. X.1 Subject to clauses X.2.1(d) and X.2.2(c), Schedule X operates from 11 […]

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Aug
07
2020
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Business Support Fund in Victoria

The Victorian Government announced updated restrictions for Melbourne and regional Victoria to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Victoria.   Find more information about permitted work sites operating under Victoria’s stage 4 restrictions via this link: https://www.business.vic.gov.au/disputes-disasters-and-succession-planning/covid-safe-business/construction-sector-guidance These restrictions mean that many businesses will have to operate in a limited capacity or can no longer operate.   […]

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