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Modern AwardsJanuary 8, 2014
By Teegan Clayton, Employment Relations Adviser
On 22 August 2013, the Fair Work Commission made a decision to increase 1st and 2nd year apprentice wage rates within Modern Awards. This increase took effect from 1 January 2014 and the increase will be phased in over a period of two years.
This increase will only apply to apprenticeships which commence post 1st January 2014. Any apprenticeships which commenced prior to this will not be affected.
All apprenticeships will be affected by the award changes to entitlements, in particular fees associated with travel and training of apprentices. Modern Awards which do not provide adult apprentice rates will also be amended to reflect these changes.
If you require any updates to your rates for apprentices, please contact the the Employment Advice Service on 1300 651 415.