We all know that the mining boom in Western Australia has attracted many young people to the short-term gains to be had in that industry up north. As a result, it has left WA’s cities short of qualified tradespeople to build the new homes and industry that are in demand as a result of the boom.
In contrast, in South Australia, the housing recovery is still taking place and there are young people wanting to start an apprenticeship in bricklaying and other trades, but they can’t find an employer at present.
ABBTF is keen to support SA candidates, so if you’re interested in moving to WA to either undertake a Bricklaying Apprenticeship or potentially do a Pre-Apprenticeship course to help prepare you and assist in making up your mind on your trade, Email Us for further information or call Sue Johnsen on 0425 337 710.
There are additional skills you’ll learn in WA because it is a unique State in terms of construction – most is double brick rather than frame and single brick. There is financial assistance available for apprentices and the Australian Government currently has funding for relocation, including $4,500* if you’re single or $6,500* if you have dependents.
Also you must be registered with a Job Services Australia (JSA) provider and be in receipt of an eligible income support payment e.g. Newstart Allowance, Youth Allowance or Parenting Payment. Anyway it’s not as complicated as it sounds, Contact Us at the email or phone link above, or call 1300 66 44 96 and we’ll fill you in.