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: These restrictions mean that many businesses will have to operate in a limited capacity or can no longer operate.   […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Government Support for WA Bricklaying Apprentices

New Government Support for WA Bricklaying Apprentices Photo Credit: ABN completing Apprentice and Host Employer – Adam Westwood and Westyn Ruyter with their graduation certificates. Westyn completed on the 31/01/2020 and was a Perth Region Gold Medallist in the last WorldSkills Australia competition. Since 2015 the decline in WA residential building activity and the consequential […]

Get set for a 3% wage increase and new incentives for national skills…

What do you need to know? The Fair Work Commission has announced a 3.0% increase to minimum wages. The increase applies from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2019. Who does the increase apply to? This increase is applicable to the employers of all workers on the minimum wage, nationally…

In it to win it – Paul Coon takes out Gold at Global Skills ’19

WorldSkills Australia is a social enterprise that passionately believes skills drive the future of young people, and of Australia. This year, 500 competitors and officials, from 16 different countries will be taking part in 24 different skill competitions. Hosted in several Victorian TAFE institutes, including; Holmesglen Institute, Kangan Institute and RMIT…