Cost savings calculator

Understand the true cost of labour hire and you will save thousands on Apprentices, plus access government incentives paid directly to you.

How much can you save?

  1. Save over $19000 on a 1st year adult apprentice
  2. Save over $7000 on a 1st year junior apprentice
  3. Plus, obtain $4,000 in government incentives, paid directly to you

Access Government Incentives worth $4,000

On top of the subsidy we already provide, plumbing apprentices attract and Additional Identified Skills Shortage payment of $4,000 paid directly to Host Employers of GTOs who maintain the placement of an individual apprentice throughout their apprenticeship. How are payments made? $2,000 is payable directly to the Host Employer at the end of the 1st year and $2,000 upon completion. 
 

Cost savings calculator (1st year adult apprentice)

Award Rate Costs
Do-it-yourself employer
annual costs
PAV Annual Cost (Member pay on time)
40-hour week x (say) 33 weeks per year $26056.80 $34,861.20
Fares & Travel $3,536.75 $2,922.34
Annual Leave (taken in same year, higher if rolls to 2ndyear) $3,823.92 $0
Sick Leave $1,627.20 $0
Public Holidays $1,789.92 $0
Onboarding expenses (PPE, WWC Check, Advertising and Medical) $2000.00 $0
Safety Tickets $800.00 $0
Trade School Fees $2500.00 $0
Time at Trade School $7,322.40 $0
Inclement weather (assume 5 days per annum) $813.60 $1,056.40
Superannuation $$4,347.45 $0
Payroll Tax $2,430.34 $0
Other risks and cost - $0
Total cost
$57,840.37
$38,839.94

Total Saving*

 

$19,000.43*

*PAV Annual Cost - Member pay on time

 

Cost savings calculator (1st year junior apprentice)

Award Rate Costs
Do-it-yourself employer
annual costs
PAV Annual Cost (Member pay on time)
40-hour week x (say) 33 weeks per year $18,519.60 $34,861.20
Fares and Travel $3,197.05 $2,641.66
Annual Leave (taken in same year, higher if rolls to 2ndyear) $2,637.64 $0
Sick Leave $1,122.40 $0
Public Holidays $1,234.64 $0
Onboarding expenses (PPE, WWC Check, Advertising and Medical) $2000.00 $0
Safety Tickets $800.00 $0
Trade School Fees $2,500 $0
Time at Trade School $5,050.80 $0
Inclement weather (assume 5 days per annum) $561.20 $1,056.40
Superannuation $3,070.72 $0
Payroll Tax $1,716.61 $0
Other risks and cost - $0
Total cost
$45051.45
$38,559.26

Total Savings*

 

$3,851.40*

*PAV Annual Cost - Member pay on time
 

How we do it

Master Plumbers is a registered Group Training Organisation. We receive Government funding and we use it to subsidise our first year apprentices.

Even though the wage rates and therefore on-costs are vastly different, we do not differentiate in our charge out rate between Juniors (under 21 at commencement) and Adults (21 and over at commencement).

This is because we are here to supply the best labour to the industry and we do not consider age a relevant factor.

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