NSW Bricklayer Employer Incentives
Employer and Apprentice in New South Wales – Makes Good Business Sense
Bricklayer employer incentives in New South Wales are available to not only assist you in taking on, but keeping on, a bricklaying apprentice. Below are some of the bricklayer employer incentives on offer.
Good quality young people are ready and keen to start an apprenticeship in New South Wales and to add value to your business. Many have completed industry-sponsored Step Out Programs for school students or pre-apprenticeship/pre-vocational training in bricklaying at a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation.
Employing a New South Wales Apprentice
ABBTF Brickstart Subsidy:
ABBTF is the only trade body in Australia providing financial support to its industry members. The Brickstart Subsidy provides up to $3,000 in wage support over three years for bricklayers and builders directly employing bricklaying apprentices – with $1,000 paid on the satisfactory completion of each of the first three years of the apprenticeship.
ABBTF Support for Adult Apprentice Bricklayers (SAAB):
Support is available for the employment of adult bricklayer apprentices between the age of 21 and 24 years. A $2,000 subsidy is paid to the employer on the completion of Year 1 of the apprenticeship. Full details are available Here.
Federal Government Subsidy:
A $4,000 grant is available over the life of the Apprenticeship together with other specific benefits. These are included in the ABBTF brochure below and further details are available at the Australian Apprenticeships website.
Group Training Organisation Hosting:
Bricklayers and builders wishing to employ a new apprentice through a Group Training Organisation (GTO) should enquire in relation to SAAB funding arrangements with the GTO. View New South Wales GTO Locations
Further details on all subsidies are set out in the following brochure, also downloadable here. For more information or to commence with an apprentice, contact the State office of ABBTF.
ABBTF is the only trade body in Australia to provide financial support. Together with the Federal Government subsidy, there is total support of $7,000 for signing a new apprentice bricklayer.
Group Training Organisations may pass on the benefits from the Federal Government.
Information on Federal and State Government incentives is also available at Australian Apprenticeships (search for Employer Incentives)
NSW State Government – Exemption from Workers Compensation Premiums
Employers receive exemptions from workers compensation premiums for their apprentices. Check your eligibility at the WorkCover Authority of NSW.
To find out more about bricklayer employer incentives for bricklaying apprenticeships in New South Wales contact ABBTF.