Apprentice

An apprenticeship is a type of formal training arrangement that combines work with study for a qualification. These arrangements have to be registered with an appropriate state or territory training authority. Apprenticeships allow you to study for a trade qualification, for example as a carpenter or plumber. It will take approximately 3-4 years to complete an apprenticeship.

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The ABCC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against the CFMMEU and its shop steward, Kevin Pattinson, for allegedly preventing an electrician and apprentice from working on a Melbourne site because they were not members of a union.
25 March 2019
Legal Case
On 14 October 2019, the Federal Court imposed penalties totalling $69,000 against the CFMMEU and its shop steward Kevin Pattinson for preventing an apprentice and electrician from working on a Frankston construction site because they were not members of the union.
1 April 2019
News
The Federal Court has today imposed penalties totaling $69,000 against the CFMMEU and its shop steward Kevin Pattinson for preventing an apprentice and electrician from working on a Frankston construction site because they were not members of the union.
14 October 2019
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The Australian Building and Construction Commission has exceeded $1 million in recovered wages for almost 1400 workers. The ABCC has been responsible for ensuring building and construction workers are paid correctly since 2 December 2016 and continues to build its work in this area.
7 August 2019
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What is a ‘minimum pay rate’ or ‘base rate of pay’ for the construction industry? The minimum or base rate of pay is the minimum amount that employees must be paid for their ordinary hours of work. An employee’s base rate depends on their:
19 August 2018
News
In a significant milestone, the Australian Building and Construction Commission has exceeded $1 million in recovered wages for almost 1400 workers.
30 June 2019
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Independent contractors run their own business. They usually negotiate their own fees and working arrangements and can work for more than one client at a time. Independent contractors are called contractors or subcontractors.
19 August 2018
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There are important differences between contractors and employees in the building industry. We’ve outlined these differences below. Most independent contractors:
19 August 2018
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There are several requirements that funding entities must adhere to regarding tenders and calls for expressions of interest (EOI) for Commonwealth funded work. We’ve outlined these below; they’ll help you ensure that you’re compliant with the Code.
19 August 2018