Wage Rates


The wage rates and allowance increases below are payable from the first pay period on or after the date specified. The rates of pay below apply only to apprentices engaged in on-site work on a Building and Construction Project.

Apprentice Rates

  1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year
  $ Per Hour $ Per Week $ Per Hour $ Per Week $ Per Hour $ Per Week $ Per Hour $ Per Week
From 1 March 2018 - Base Rate $16.69 $600.81 $16.71 $601.71 $25.12 $904.20 $30.71 $1,105.79
TAFE Allowance       $258.16   $258.16   $258.16
Total Rate if all modules passed $16.69 $600.81 $23.88 $859.87 $32.29 $1,162.35 $37.88 $1,363.95



Adult Apprentice Rates (Over 25 years of age)

  1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year
  $ Per Hour $ Per Week $ Per Hour $ Per Week $ Per Hour $ Per Week $ Per Hour $ Per Week
From 1 March 2018 - Base Rate $20.89 $752.29 $24.64 $886.81 $30.12 $1,084.53 $31.50 $1,133.91
TAFE Allowance       $253.19   $253.19   $253.19
Total Rate if all modules passed $20.89 $752.29 $31.67 $1,140.00 $37.16 $1,337.72 $38.53 $1,387.10

Note: Refer to Agreement for conditions under which the TAFE Institute Achievement Allowance is paid.

For further detail on your wage rates and conditions of employment please see the 2017-2021 ETU Contracting Enterprise Agreement