NEWS: TAS – February – 2015

The Australian Brick and Blocklaying Training Foundation’s archive for all newsletters posted in regard to Tasmania (TAS) in February 2015.

Our newsletters provide industry, state-wide and country-wide information relevant to Australian bricklayers and blocklayers to keep you informed and up to date. You will receive information on how to grow your business, train and mentor your apprentice, update your skills and build on your career.

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Bricklaying Pre-Apprenticeship Course Starts March 10

splash1Great news for young people wanting to get a start in a trade: TasTAFE is running a pre-apprenticeship course in bricklaying at the Clarence Campus, Warrane, Hobart. But be quick: the course starts on Tuesday 10 March and runs for 15 weeks for three days a week. It’s a fantastic opportunity that doesn’t come around often, for keen young people to seriously consider the trade.

ABBTF is working with TasTAFE to boost enrolments for the course with advertising, collecting resumes and referring candidates to Paul McKay at the Bricklaying Department (on 0439 399 322). But it needs your help to identify good candidates and get the message out there. Continue reading

Update on Apprentice Pay Rates

Fair Work V3We are aware of the difficulty in finding the right pay rate applicable for apprentices so to help employers of apprentice bricklayers on rates we provide the following.

Wages information is available on our websites –
For Employers             Apprentice Pay Rates and Conditions
For Apprentices          Bricklaying Pays Wages You’ll Like

Full details are also available on the Fair Work Ombudsman website via their PayCheck Plus application.

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Australian Apprenticeship Centres in Tasmania

ABBTF has taken a number of enquiries lately from bricklaying contractors requesting that it clarify the financial and other incentives available for employing an apprentice.  In Tasmania, apprentice registration and a Federal Government incentive are managed by Australian Apprenticeship Centres (AAC).

Australian Apprenticeships

ABBTF has Employer Incentives including an Adult Apprentice Incentive available (only to bricklayers) for employing an apprentice, as spelt out in detail at the ABBTF website.   Contact Us in relation to the ABBTF industry subsidy.

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