Apprentice rates

Plumbing apprentice as of March 2017

1st year1st year adult (over 21 years of age)2nd year3rd year4th year
Hourly rate$17.24$19.74$24.37$30.53$38.67
x36 (weekly)$620.64$710.64$880.92$1,099.08$1,392.12
Fares per day$20.10$20.10$20.10$20.10$20.10
x5 (weekly)$100.50$100.50$100.50$100.50$100.50
Travel per day$4.31$4.94$6.12$7.63$9.67
x5 (weekly)$21.55$24.70$30.60$38.15$48.35
Total income (weekly)$742.69$835.84$1,012.02$1,237.73$1,540.97
Overtime
x1.5$25.86$29.61$36.71$45.80$58.01
x2.0$34.48$39.48$48.94$61.06$77.34
x2.5$43.10$49.35$61.18$76.33$96.68

Sprinkler Fitter apprentice as of March 2017

1st year2nd year3rd year 4th year
Hourly rate$20.71
$22.78$31.06$37.28
Total weekly$745.56$820.08$1,118.16$1,342.08
Fares per day$21.53$21.53$21.53$21.53
x5 (weekly)$107.65$107.65$107.65$107.65
Travel per day$15.52$17.08$23.29$27.95
x5 (weekly)$77.60$85.40$116.45$139.75
Total income (weekly)$930.81$1,013.13$1,342.26$1,589.48
Service/Testing/Site Allowance$2.82$2.82$2.82$2.82

Site allowances

The following allowances apply from 1st of October 2017

City of Melbourne & Inner suburbs - New projects and Shopping Centres

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

Project valueSite allowance (per hour)
$3.0 - $234.4. million
$4.15
$234.4 - $310.8 million$4.35
$310.8 - $468.9 million$4.50

City of Melbourne & Inner suburbs - Renovations, Refurbishment

$3.60 per hour.

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

Project valueSite allowance (per hour)

$3.0 - $7.9 million

$2.40                 Demolition Allowance $6.60
$7.9 - $19.5 million
$2.60         
$19.5 - $39.1 million$2.90
$39.1 - $78.2 million
$3.40
$78.2 - $156.3 million$4.05
$156.3 - $234.4 million$4.15
$234.4 - $310.8 million$4.35
$310.8 - $468.9 million$4.50

For projects above $468.9 million, there shall be an increment of 10 cents per additional $100 million of part thereof.