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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Apr
29
2020
Become a Bricklayer

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 […]

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Mar
20
2020

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 […]

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