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 next pay level when they’ve achieved a set amount of the total skill or training requirements of the apprenticeship (which might be earlier than 12 months).
Which one applies depends on the award that covers them.
For further information, you can read the section on Fair Work or refer to Competency Based Progression