Tool Allowance - Adult Apprentice - Technical Stream - Started After 1 Jan 2014 - 2Nd Year Apprentice

Award Definition

Telecommunications Services Award 2010 [MA000041]

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Last updated: 16 August 2021

Allowance Description

Apprentices who commenced their apprenticeship on or after 1 January 2014 will be entitled to the percentage of the applicable adult weekly wage in clause 15.1(c) (or in the case of part-time and casual employees, the hourly rate) for the classification of “Telecommunications Technician”as set out in the tables below:


Year of apprenticeship

Junior apprentice

Adult apprentice


Not completed year 12

Completed year 12


% of adult Telecommunications Technician rate

1st year




2nd year



Telecommunications Trainee rate

3rd year



Telecommunications Trainee rate

4th year




What to pay

$0.39 per hour


This allowance is paid for employees providing their own tools. The assumption is that the employee would spend the allowance on replacing their tools from time to time

Should you withhold tax?

Do not withhold tax from this allowance

Should super be paid on this allowance?

This allowance should not form 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?

Show the allowance separately in the allowance box

How should it be reported for Single Touch Payroll?


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