Wages, Entitlements and Awards
Questions about Australian Apprenticeship wages and awards can be answered by the Fair Work Ombudsman. They work with employees, employers and the community to educate and encourage compliance with Australia's workplace laws.
Apprentices and trainees may have lower pay rates than other workers, which can vary between occupation and industry. These rates may depend on your age, education level and previous employment. Apprentices and trainees get basic employment entitlements such as sick leave, overtime rates, and superannuation as outlined in their award.
Awards can also state who is responsible to pay for an apprentice or trainee's training fees, and whether there are any travel, accommodation, or uniform allowance entitlements.
To find out all of these details, call the Fair Work Ombudsman on 13 13 94.
It is highly recommended that you visit the Before You Call page to get the information that the Fair Work Infoline will need. Save time and be prepared! If you would like, skip the queue, and research wages and entitlements yourself, use the Pay and Conditions Tool (PACT).