Trainee & Apprentice January 1 2016 wage increases

November 2, 2015

This blog post is to give all employers, whether using Victorian Group Training services or not, a heads up about the upcoming January 1 increases that relate to trainees and some apprentices.

As of the first full pay run on or after 1st January 2016, all trainees paid under the National Training Wage Schedule (unless already being paid the highest wage level for their qualification), will increase in accordance with their relevant wage level, the highest year level they completed at school and when.  Click the following link to view a copy of the National Training Wage Schedule 2015

Current year 12 school-based apprentices in some awards receive an approximate 5% wage increase when they complete year 12.  Note: they can be classified as a school-based apprentice until the end of the calendar year (hence the January 1 increase date).

To check if your apprentice is entitled to this wage increase, visit: Fairwork Modern Awards and follow links to the relevant modern award for your apprentice.

VGTC will be advising its applicable Host Employers on new pay/charge rates closer to the end of 2015.

If you would like more information about these increases, feel free to contact us today.