Apprentice and trainee wages, Victoria

All apprentice wages and trainee wages are paid as per the relevant modern award or national training wage schedule. First-year apprentice wages can vary depending on factors such as the industry entered into and the age of the person, but it’s best to contact Victorian Group Training at our Colac or Geelong office for more information.

Apprentice wages and conditions

Apprentice wages and conditions are derived from the relevant modern award. The rate of an apprentice wage, including a first-year apprentice wage, depends on the length of the apprenticeship and how much training the apprentice has completed. An apprentice usually receives a percentage of the qualified tradesperson’s rate. This percentage increases as the apprentice progresses through the apprenticeship.

Trainee wages and conditions

Trainee wages and conditions come from the national training wage schedule and the relevant modern award.

For further information on apprentice or traineeship wages see the Australian Government’s Fair Work Ombudsman website for a list of awards.