Get set for a 3% wage increase and new incentives for national skills shortages

Posted on Jul 02, 2019

What do you need to know?
The Fair Work Commission has announced a 3.0% increase to minimum wages. The increase applies from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2019.

Who does the increase apply to?
This increase is applicable to the employers of all workers on the minimum wage, nationally and it flows on to Apprenticeship pay rates, including Bricklaying Apprentices.

How are we assisting?
To assist employers in making the change to apprentice’s wages, we have updated the wages on our website Become A Bricklayer.

Find out important info about new incentives:

The Australian Government is making moves to double the standard incentive payments to eligible employers of Australian Apprentices commencing on or after 1 July 2019 in specified skills shortage occupations with first incentive payments due to be paid from 1 July 2020.


We are here to help and support:
For more info about the process of hiring a Bricklaying Apprentice or any other support questions contact us via: call 1300 66 44 96, email 

Full pay rate details are also available on the Fair Work Ombudsman website via: The P.A.C.T. Pay and Conditions Tool

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