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

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

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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Jul

17

2020

JobTrainer Skills package – July 2020

JobTrainer Skills package will support economic recovery, growth and provide certainty for Apprentices and their Employers: ABBTF welcomed the announcement by the Federal Government of the $2 billion JobTrainer program. This will help Australians access new skills required to remain employed and mitigate the impact to the economy due to COVID-19. Together with the states […]

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Jul

09

2020

Recovery package for WA TAFE and training sector

$57 Million recovery package for WA TAFE and training sector – July 2020   ABBTF would like to congratulate the Western Australian Government in significantly reducing Bricklaying Trade Training Costs this week. The new Fee Schedule particularly for school leavers and mature aged persons, will make it more attractive to engage in a Bricklaying Pre-Apprenticeship […]

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