$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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
We’ve just launched our brand new Career Pathways website. Our new hub for showcasing bricklaying as a trade and the potential opportunities that it comes with.
Chelsea Whelan has decided to take after her father and grandfather and become a bricklaying, becoming the first woman in Tasmania to take on a bricklaying apprenticeship.