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Appendix D - Comparative findings in relation to construction industry apprentices

The following tables compare  industry compliance rates for businesses employing apprentices that have been audited by the FWO as part of both the National Apprenticeship Campaign 2015 and the National Building and Construction Campaign 2014/2015.

Overall industry compliance rates including Building and Construction

Appendix D - Overall industry compliance rates including building and construction

Compliance rates, common contraventions and money recovered by specific industry

Industry Compliant Non-Compliant Most common errors Amount recovered
Retail Services 75 (60%) 49 (40%) Pay slips (39%)
Base rates (33%)
$7480 for 14 apprentices
Manufacturing 115 (59%) 79 (41%) Base rates (42%)
Pay slips (27%)
$77 545 for 73 apprentices
Electrical Services 79 (50%) 79 (50%) Base rates (40%)
Pay slips (25%)
$90 818 for 90 apprentices
Automotive 64 (45%) 77 (55%) Base rates (42%)
Pay slips (35%)
$40 721 for 41 apprentices
Hair & Beauty 30 (45%) 37 (55%) Pay slips (31%)
Penalty rates (27%)
$23 551 for 27 apprentices
Other* 30 (45%) 37 (55%) Pay slips (31%)
Penalty rates (27%)
$109 319 for 27 apprentices
Building and Construction 122 (65%) 65 (35%) Base rates (63%)
Pay slips (17%)
$69 785 for 194 apprentices

*This category relates to apprentices working in an industry that did not fall within the scope of the 5 specified National Apprenticeship Campaign industries. An example of apprentices that fall within the ‘other’ category is an apprentice motor mechanic who works for a business in the transport industry.