Apprentice rates

Plumbing apprentice as of 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 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 & 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.