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Appendix C – State findings

The highest compliance rates were found in the Australian Capital Territory and Queensland, which both had a 68% compliance rate. The lowest compliance rate was New South Wales with 42%.

Compliance rates by States and Territories

National Apprenticeship Campaign - Appendix C - Compliance rates by States and Territories


State or Territory Compliant Non-Compliant Most common errors Amount recovered 
New South Wales 110 (42%) 150 (58%) Base rates (40%)
Pay slips (31%)
$121 612 for 162 apprentices
Victoria 99 (53%) 89 (47%) Base rates (38%)
Pay slips (32%)
$78 991 for 55 apprentices
Western Australia 68 (61%) 43 (39%) Pay slips (29%)
Base rates (27%)
$75 443 for 49 apprentices
Queensland 68 (68%) 32 (32%) Base rates (49%)
Pay slips (18%)
$25 597 for 29 apprentices
South Australia 48 (57%) 36 (43%) Pay slips (43%) 
Base rates (34%)
$11 891 for 13 apprentices
Tasmania 22 (65%) 12 (35%) Pay slips (40%)
Base rates (27%)
$20 660 for 8 apprentices
Northern Territory 13 (57%) 10 (43%) Overtime (36%)
Pay slips (36%)
$3504 for 2 apprentices
ACT 15 (68%) 7 (32%) Pay slips (33%)
Base rates (25%)
$1736 for 5 apprentices