WA Bricklayer Employer Incentives

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Employer and Apprentice in Western Australia – Makes Good Business Sense


Bricklayer employer incentives in Western 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 Western 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 Western 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.

ABBTF Support for a Female Apprentice Bricklayer (FAB)
FAB support may be available as an initial incentive for the employment of Female Apprentice Bricklayers, at $2,000 payable on the completion of the first year of a woman’s bricklaying apprenticeship. This employer incentive is claimable backdated to July 1, 2015, for the employment of female apprentices from that date.

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. Download the Perth Metro List OR Western Australia Country List of GTO’s.

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.

Group Training Organisations may pass on the benefits from CTF and the Federal Government.

ABBTF is the only trade body in Australia to provide financial support.  Together with the Federal Government and CTF subsidies there is total support of $21,000 for signing a new apprentice bricklayer.

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

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



Full funding is detailed in the downloadable information brochure (2016)

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