Over the past 15 months, the Federal government has invested significantly into wage subsidy schemes supporting apprentices to remain employed in the building and construction industry, that has had a direct and positive impact to our host employers.
This commitment from the Government has been extended for new apprentices until March 2022. Currently there are two wage subsidy initiatives that provide financial incentive to host employers. They are:
What does this mean for you?
What you can expect from the Master Builders, is a continuation of the same level of service, support, and financial assistance for apprentices receiving BAC wage subsidy.
At this time of year, we are waiting on notification from the Fair Work Commission about the percentage increase to the Building and Construction Award. Following this announcement, Master Builders will review the current charge out rate of apprentices and communicate with you about any subsequent changes to rates.
As the leading industry association of building and construction in the ACT, you can be assured as an organisation we continue to advocate on the behalf of our host employers to see an ongoing commitment to support and retain apprentices in our vital industry through wage subsidy initiatives.