SA Bricklayer Employer Incentives

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Employer and Apprentice in South Australia – Makes Good Business Sense


Bricklayer employer incentives in South Australia 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 South Australia 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 South Australian 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.

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 South Australian GTO Locations

ABBTF is the only trade body in Australia to provide financial support. Together with the Federal Government and CITB subsidies.

Information on Federal and State Government incentives is also available at Australian Apprenticeships (search for Employer Incentives) and CITB (Construction Industry Training Board).

To find out more about bricklayer employer incentives for bricklaying apprenticeships in South Australia contact ABBTF.