Conditions of employment – BCGOA 2020

The following is an excerpt from the Building and Construction General On Site Award 2020 14.2 Conditions of employment (a) Apprentices will be engaged in accordance with the terms of this award,any relevant apprenticeship legislation and/or regulations made by any State or Territory training authority with the responsibility for the apprenticeship.

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Multistorey Allowance

The following is an excerpt from the Building and Construction General On Site Award 2020 (BCGOA) 23.3 Multistorey allowance (a) A multistorey allowance must be paid to all employees on-site whilst engaged in construction or renovation of a multistorey building to compensate for the disabilities experienced in,and which are peculiar to

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Commencement Date

This is the date of your commencement – the first day on site or within a Host Employer paid Induction Program. This is the date that appears on your Training Contract as the start of your apprenticeship and needs to be the same day you are employed as an apprentice

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Trade Support Loan

Trade Support Loans (TSLs) are available to eligible apprentices to assist with everyday costs while completing your apprenticeship. You can receive up to $21,779 over the life of the apprenticeship (lifetime limit in 2021-22). The year of your apprenticeship determines the amount you may receive. There is no waiting period to

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Ordinary Hours of Work (Base Hours)

As per the Building and Construction On Site General Award 2020 The ordinary hours of work are described as: 16. Ordinary hours of work and rostering arrangements 16.1 Except as provided in clause 17—Shiftwork,the ordinary working hours will be 38 per week (averaged over a 20 day 4 week cycle to allow for

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Maternity & Parental Leave

Employees can get parental leave when a child is born or adopted. What do parental leave entitlements include? Parental leave entitlements include: maternity leave paternity and partner leave adoption leave special maternity leave a safe job and no safe job leave. Employee parents also have a right to return to

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Who is Apprentice Employment Network NSW & ACT

The Group Training Association of NSW & ACT Inc trading as The Apprentice Employment Network NSW & ACT (AEN NSW ACT) is the peak body representing a network of independent, not-for-profit Group Training Organisations in NSW and ACT. We form part of a national network of group training associations. Our

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Wage increases by stage progression

Pay increases during an apprenticeship There are 2 ways an apprentice can move to the next level of an apprenticeship: time-based – the apprentice moves up to the next pay level after they’ve worked a certain amount of time (for example, 12 months) competency-based – the apprentice moves to the

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Apprentice & Trainee Pay Rates Explained

Apprentices and trainees are employees who have a formal training contract with their employer. Special rates and conditions apply to these employees. Apprentice pay Use our Pay and Conditions Tool to calculate pay rates for all apprentices including: adult apprentices (an apprentice who is 21 years or older when they start their

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School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATS)

About SBATs School-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SBATs) are more than just part-time jobs – they’re a great way to set yourself up for the career you want whilst you are completing your HSC. SBATs are available to all Year 10, 11 and 12 high school students in NSW. They allow students

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School Leaver Apprenticeship Program

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This document outlines the direct debit arrangements between Master Builders Association of NSW Pty Ltd, ABN 11 074 397 532 (MBANSW) and you.

MBANSW is the registered Group Training Organisation and Apprenticeship Services arm of Master Builders Association of New South Wales, ABN 96 550 042 906 (Master Builders)

“You”, “your” and “Host Employer” refer to you, your company and business nominated in the table below.

This document outlines the direct debit arrangements between MBANSW and you.

Direct Debit Terms and Conditions

  • Your nominated account or credit card will be debited weekly for hosting a MBAS or MBAS+ apprentice or trainee.
  • The first debit to your account will occur within 7 working days of the MBAS or MBAS+ apprentice or trainee commencing their placement with your business.
  • If an invoice payment is due on a non-business day, it will be debited from your account on the following business day.
  • Host Employer account information held by MBANSW will be kept confidential. Please note that some information is provided to the MBANSW financial institution to initiate the debit to your nominated account.
  • MBANSW will give you a minimum of 14 days’ notice in writing of changes to these Terms and Conditions.
  • If you wish to make changes to this arrangement, please contact MBANSW on (02) 8586 3533.

Your responsibility in this arrangement

  • Ensure that your nominated account can accept direct debits (your financial institution can confirm this).
  • Ensure there are sufficient cleared funds in the nominated account on the drawing date.
  • Advise MBANSW in writing if the nominated account is transferred or closed.

Please note that if your payment is dishonoured by your financial institution, a re-draw will take place within 7 days.

Any transaction fees payable by MBANSW in respect to a dishonoured payment will be added to your account.


Please direct all enquiries to MBAS (02) 8586 3533 or;

Please include your phone and email address.

I/We authorise MBANSW to arrange for funds to be debited from my/our nominated account at the financial institution identified below.

This authority to direct debit will remain in place in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.