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 […]
$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 […]
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 […]
During a recent field visit, our industry engagement officer (Jacqui Breeuwer) at Become a Bricklayer had the opportunity to meet a very talented Bricklaying teacher at VIC Poly – Michael Cations and his cute little two year old son – Billy (Future Brickie). Michael specialises in traditional hand-crafted wood ovens and fireplaces, and runs his […]
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 […]
Bricklayer, Paul Coon took out first place at last weeks Global Skills Bricklaying Competition. Taking place at Holmesglen TAFE, Paul competed against the best bricklayers from countries such as the United Kingdom, China, Russia and more. Bricklayers were given four days to complete a range of different builds, all testing essential and creative skills.
High School students from Geelong were fortunate enough to participate in a construction site tour outside of the coastal town, hit the link to read more about the successful day.
Chan completed his Work Ready Program at Swinburne Croydon on 12th June. Just six days later on the 18th, he had started a trial with LVL Bricklaying Pty Ltd where they saw great potential and not long after, was signed as an official apprentice by 20th June.
The Construction Training Fund has announced an increase in wage support for Bricklaying apprentices. The program will increase a bricklaying apprentice’s wage support to employers from $17,000 to $21,000.
A recent report by the New South Wales government has shed light on changes to NSW Fee-Free Apprenticeships to be implemented from July 1st 2018, which will make all TAFE courses fee-free in NSW.