Important: Changes to pay rates for apprentices signed up after 01/01/2014

On March 21st 2014 the Fair Work Commission made significant changes to how apprentices are paid. Progression of pay rates is now linked to the amount of competency they achieve at trade school. If apprentices complete more than 25% of their trade school before their contract of training anniversary, they are now to be paid at the 2nd year apprentice rate.

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Pre-Apprenticeship courses give students an advantage finding apprenticeships

Pre-apprenticeship students are more likely to secure an apprenticeship, and keep it. We have a wide range of people complete these courses, and great examples of former students who have secured apprenticeships.

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Trade licensing: the national licensing system has been cancelled, so what next?

National trade licensing has been scrapped. Attention has now been taken away from the issue of unlicensed workers in the building industry. The process to apply for a contractors licence in South Australia does not require the completion of an apprenticeship, proof of experience is suitable. Full details about how to apply are available at cbs.sa.gov.au.

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Pre-Apprenticeship course kicks off today 03/02/2014

We had a good response to the Cert II Construction course, with a full class starting today. These Certificate II courses are generally referred to as ‘pre-apprenticeship’ courses as most of the students are seeking an apprenticeship at the end of the course. We’ve had great success placing pre-apprenticeship students …

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