Oct
01
2021

Govt. extends ‘Wage Support’ for apprentices

To assist with the recovery from the impact of COVID-19, the Australian Government is providing support to all eligible employers who engage a new Australian Apprentice. The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy supports businesses and Group Training Organisations to take on new apprentices and trainees, to build a pipeline of skilled workers to support sustained […]

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Sep
30
2021

Big Bickies for Brickies!

Demand for labour has bricklayers on the top tier, writes Lauren Ahwan. More people are desperately needed to train as bricklayers, with experts saying the profession enjoys a far greater sense of pride and accomplishment than that of other construction trades. The Australian Brick & Blocklaying Training Foundation Ltd has experienced a 63 per cent […]

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Jun
07
2021
Australian Brick & Block laying Foundation Limited

Meet our new Community & School Liaison Officer!

ABBTF welcomes Zoey Heather as our new Community & School Liaison Officer in Victoria and Tasmania. Zoey is very passionate about supporting young people on their career journey, a confident communicator and excellent at building and developing relationships. In her previous role, Zoey managed a large number of clients with disabilities. She helped them identify […]

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May
26
2021

Streamlined Claims Process

ABBTF Brickstart Subsidy What is ABBTF Brickstart Subsidy? Australian Brick & Blocklaying Training Foundation Ltd (ABBTF) offers this Brickstart Subsidy of up to $1,000 per year to eligible Employers. The subsidy is payable at the successful completion of each year level over the first three years of the apprentice’s term and reduces the ongoing costs […]

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May
12
2021

The Australian Government budget is out!

Federal Budget 2021-22 With a focus on driving the economic recovery! If you are an employer or a Job seeker here is what you need to know: Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements will now be extended by an extra 6 months – until March 2022 The Federal Government’s JobTrainer program is set to be extended for another […]

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