Apprentice rates

Plumbing apprentice as of 1st March 2018

  1st year 1st year adult (over 21 years of age) 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
Hourly rate $17.88 $20.50 $25.38 $31.66 $40.11
x36 (weekly) $643.68 $738.00 $913.68 $1,139.76 $1,443.96
Fares per day $20.84 $20.84 $20.84 $20.84 $20.84
x5 (weekly) $104.20 $104.20 $104.20 $104.20 $104.20
Travel per day $4.47 $5.13 $6.35 $7.92 $10.03
x5 (weekly) $22.35 $25.65 $31.75 $39.60 $50.15
Total income (weekly) $770.23 $867.85 $1,049.63 $1,283.56 $1,598.31
Overtime          
x1.5 $26.82 $30.75 $38.07 $47.49 $60.17
x2.0 $35.76 $41.00 $50.76 $63.32 $80.22
x2.5 $44.70 $51.25 $63.45 $79.15 $100.28

Sprinkler Fitter apprentice as of 1st March 2018

  1st year 2nd year 3rd year  4th year
Hourly rate $21.48 $23.62 $32.21 $38.66
Total weekly $773.28 $850.32 $1,159.56 $1,391.76
Fares per day $22.33 $22.33 $22.33 $22.33
x5 (weekly) $111.65 $111.65 $111.65 $111.65
Travel per day $16.09 $17.71 $24.15 $28.98
x5 (weekly) $80.45 $88.55 $120.75 $144.90
Total income (weekly) $965.38 $1,050.52 $1,391.96 $1,648.31
Service/Testing/Site Allowance $2.92 $2.92 $2.92 $2.92

Site allowances

The following allowances apply from 1st of October 2018

"City of Melbourne" (as defined)

These figures are adjusted each October by C.P.I.

Project value Site allowance (per hour)
$3.0 - $240.3. million $4.25
$240.3 - $320.2 million $4.45
$320.2- $480.6 million $4.60

"City of Melbourne" (as defined) - Renovations, Refurbishment

$3.70 per hour.

All work outside of the "City of Melbourne" (as defined).

  These figures are adjusted each October by C.P.I.

Project value Site allowance (per hour)

$3.0 - $8.1 million

$2.45                 Demolition Allowance $6.80
$8.1 - $19.9 million $2.65       
$19.9 - $40.1 million $2.95
$40.1 - $80.1 million $3.50
$80.1 - $160.2 million $4.15
$160.2 - $240.3 million $4.25
$240.3 - $320.2 million $4.45
$320.2 - $460.6 million $4.60

For projects above $480.6 million, there shall be an increment of 10 cents per additional $100 million of part thereof.

Height allowance

From commencement of building level Height allowance per hour
to 15th level $0.56
from 16th to 30th level $0.68
from 31st to 45th level $1.04
from 46th to 60th level $1.35
from 61st onwards $1.68