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 […]

Stimulus Package Helps Secure Apprenticeship

  Apprenticeship Stimulus Package targeted on keeping apprentices in jobs! About Stimulus Package: In response to the ongoing coronavirus situation, the Government is supporting small businesses to retain their apprentices. This investment will help to reduce youth unemployment, boost our economy and further support the national skills shortage trades. Eligible employers can apply for a […]

NSW – Get your business the skilled apprentices it needs to succeed

Are you looking to sign-up an apprentice in 2020? Do you know about the NSW government’s fee-free apprenticeship initiative? Invest in your Business – hiring a bricklaying apprentice makes good business sense It saves employers from having to pay up to $2,000 for training costs per apprentice removes upfront fees for students (later reimbursed by […]

Meet our new team members at ABBTF

Celebrating our achievements in 2019 and we look forward to striving for continued success in 2020. 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 aim to be the catalyst for recruiting the next generation of bricklayers, […]

True passion for bricklaying

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 […]

ABN Training, A successful model for training Apprentices.

  One of the biggest pleasures I have in this job is seeing young people from a whole variety of different backgrounds, levels of education and capabilities, grow into brilliant Apprentices and Fantastic role models for industry. It is no accident that ABN Training (Alcock Brown-Neaves), continue to produce high calibre apprentices across a range […]

International WorldSkills Competition – Kazan, Russia 2019 – Wrap Up

International WorldSkills Competition – Kazan, Russia 2019 – Wrap Up A team of apprentices and trainees from across Australia (NSW, Victoria and Queensland) took on the world’s best in Russia. Images Courtesy: WorldSkills Australia 15 competitors from Australia went to Russia for the WorldSkills International competition in August, including Paul Coon who won Gold at […]

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

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 […]