Apprentice rates

Plumbers apprentices 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 Fitters Apprentices 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 2016

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)
$4.10
$230.7 - $307.5 million$4.25
$302.7 - $454.2 million$4.35

City of Melbourne & Inner suburbs - Renovations, Refurbishment

$3.50 per hour.

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

Project valueSite allowance (per hour)

$3.0 - $7.8 million

$2.35                  Demolition Allowance $6.20
$7.8 - $19.2 million
$2.55         
$19.2 - $38.5 million$2.85
$38.5 - $76.9 million
$3.35
$76.9 - $153.8 million$4.00
$153.8 - $230.7 million$4.10
$230.7 - $307.5 million$4.25
$307.5 - $461.5 million$4.40

For projects above $461.5 million, there shall be an increment of 10 cents per additional $100 million of part thereof.