Electrician's Licence Allowance

Award Definition

Building and Construction General On-site Award 2010 [MA000020]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description

An employee engaged and working as an electrical tradesperson and who holds an appropriate electrician’s licence must be paid a weekly allowance of $30.11 for all purposes of this award.

An appropriate electrician’s licence for the purpose of this subclause will be: 

  • New South Wales—a NSW Electrician’s Licence;
  • Victoria—an A Grade Electrician’s Licence;
  • South Australia—an A Grade Electrical Worker’s Licence;
  • Tasmania—an A Grade Electrician’s Licence; and
  • Queensland—an Electrical Mechanic’s or Electrical Fitter/Mechanic’s Licence.

What to pay

$0.79 per hour


This allowance is based on the employee holding a relevant qualification

Should you withhold tax?

Withhold tax from this allowance

Should super be paid on this allowance?

This allowance forms part of ordinary times earnings

Should payroll tax be paid on this allowance?

Include this allowance for payroll tax purposes

How is it treated on the payment summary?

Include this allowance as part of gross wages

How should it be reported for Single Touch Payroll?


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