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How much does a mature age apprentice earn?

In general, apprenticeships in Australia are governed by industry-specific awards, which set out the minimum wages and conditions that apply to apprentices and trainees. These wages are typically adjusted annually to account for changes in the cost of living, as set by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Some companies pay their workers including apprentices under an Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA).

As an adult apprentice your wages will be higher than those of a younger apprentice.

The actual amount you can earn will depend on a number of factors including the industry you are working in, your location, and whether or not you have completed Year 12.

You can use the Australian Government’s Pay Calculator to estimate the apprentice wages and allowances you could be eligible for.

Read more at Mature Age Apprenticeship: What You Need to Know or view our frequently asked questions.

To get started in a trade apprenticeship, visit the MIGAS Jobs Board for roles available now.

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In the spirit of reconciliation, MIGAS Apprentices & Trainees acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.