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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Jul

01

2020

2020 Annual Wage Review update!

The Commission has announced a 1.75% increase to minimum wages. This will apply to all award wages. Increases to awards will start on 3 different dates for different groups of awards. This year, there has been a split in groupings as to when the increases come in to effect, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and […]

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May

28

2020

Writing a Resume and a Covering Letter

Annually the ABBTF office in WA receives well more than 200-300 Resumes in response to advertisements we post on Seek and other marketing mediums for Bricklaying Apprenticeships and Positions. Essentially, we use this process to help fulfil Vacancies known to us, provided by our trusted industry employer partners seeking our assistance. As such it important […]

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