Apprentice rates

Plumbing apprentice as of 1st March 2019

  1st year 1st year adult (over 21 years of age) 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
Hourly rate $18.35 $21.07 $26.06 $32.51 $41.18
x36 (weekly) $660.60 $758.52 $938.16 $1,170.36 $1,482.48
Fares per day $21.40 $21.40 $21.40 $21.40 $21.40
x5 (weekly) $107.00 $107.00 $107.00 $107.00 $107.00
Travel per day $4.59 $5.27 $6.52 $8.13 $10.30
x5 (weekly) $22.95 $26.35 $32.60 $40.65 $51.50
Total income (weekly) $790.55 $891.87 $1,077.76 $1,318.01 $1,640.98
Overtime          
x1.5 $27.53 $31.61 $39.09 $48.77 $61.77
x2.0 $36.70 $42.14 $52.12 $65.02 $82.36
x2.5 $45.88 $52.68 $65.15 $81.28 $102.95

Sprinkler Fitter apprentice as of 1st March 2019

  1st year 2nd year 3rd year  4th year
Hourly rate $22.06 $24.25 $33.07 $39.70
Total weekly $794.16 $873.00 $1,190.52 $1,429.20
Fares per day $22.93 $22.93 $22.93 $22.93
x5 (weekly) $114.65 $114.65 $114.65 $114.65
Travel per day $16.56 $18.18 $24.80 $29.76
x5 (weekly) $82.80 $90.90 $124.00 $148.80
Total income (weekly) $991.61 $1,078.55 $1,429.17 $1,692.65
Service/Testing/Site Allowance $3.00 $3.00 $3.00 $3.00

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