Do you want to take control of your future? Are you looking for an opportunity to learn the skills that can prepare you to participate in the dynamic and exciting telecommunications industry?
Due to ongoing customer demand in the telecommunications industry, there is an increasing need for additional trained telecommunications technicians. ISGM, with our training partners Ai Group Apprentice and Trainee Centre and JB Hunter are launching a series of training programs at specific locations around Australia to provide opportunities to potential new technicians to enter the telecommunications industry.
The 17 week course includes all the required training and process information for becoming competent in finding and fixing faults, including ADSL, on Telstra’s copper network.
Training includes in the field training and ride-ons, classroom and online training modules as well as mentoring.
ISGM BUSINESS COST: WHAT TO EXPECT
NOTE: Indicative monthly costs to be used as a GUIDE ONLY
|New Vehicle:||Fitted Out Four (4) Chattel Mortgage w/ 30% Residual
(e.g. Renault Traffic Diesel Man / VW Amarok 4 x 2 Auto)
|Tools:||(Three (3) Year Lease to Own)||$548.00|
|(Contractor Tool Box)||$385.00|
|Vehicle Running Costs:||(Fuel at $1.40 / Litre Plus Service)||$450.00|
|Total Monthly Business:||Outlay Per Month||$2443.00|
|New Starter:||(Less Than one (1) Year) Faults Only Average Per Day||$380.00|
|Working twenty-two (22) Days Per Month||$8360.00|
|Business Monthly Return Before Tax:||$5917.00|
(This Will Increase with Experience, Skill Up Lift, KPI Incentives and Additional Work Undertaken)
Rates of Pay during training:
17 weeks program = $783.30 per week
- establish your own company and provide subcontracting services to ISGM as an independent business pursuant to a Ticket of Work Standing Offer Agreement with ISGM. You should obtain your own legal advice before signing; or
- work as an employee of an existing ISGM subcontractor.
Each individual should obtain their own legal and financial advice if this opportunity arises.
Subcontracting to ISGM
- Involvement in the telecommunications industry which is a growing and stable industry
- The flexibility that comes with running your own business.
- ISGM offers competitive rates and allocation of work based on location, skills and availability
- From time to time your company may be offered the opportunity to broaden the services it provides to ISGM.
- ISGM make weekly payments, 14 days from the date of invoice.
- Your company will be part of a much bigger team. ISGM, Telstra and subcontractors all work in partnership to provide excellence in customer service.
- ISGM operates a safety first culture -We don’t cut corners on safety because we want everyone to arrive home safely every day.
All ISGM subcontractors are paid according to the tickets of work the company completes. The value of each ticket of work varies according to the type of activity, skills required, and estimated time for completion. Each ticket of work is paid according to a standard schedule of rates, which is reviewed annually.
As the mix of work type and volume of work is customer demand driven there is no “standard” payment per week figure. The table below sets out indicative average daily payments to three subcontracting companies completing ‘fault only’ tickets of work.
|Average Number of Tickets of Work Completed Per Day||Average Daily Payments ex GST*|
* The table gives the average payment per day worked, to 3 ISGM subcontracting companies, over a four week period and an indication of the average number of tickets of work each company completed per day over that period. The subcontracting companies selected are examples of a mid-range level of payment per day worked of the subcontractors completing the average number of tickets of work per day worked.
All subcontracting companies completing the average number of tickets of work listed for each of the example subcontractors will not necessarily receive the average daily payments set out in the table. The precise figure each company receives will be based on the type of activities they perform on the ticket of work, the location of the work, the schedule of rates payable for those activities etc., and so could be lower or higher. As mentioned throughout this document, you should also get independent legal and financial advice.
Variables like type of work performed, number of tickets of work completed, technician availability, location in which the work is performed etc will also influence the amount your company will be paid each week.
Need help setting up your own subcontracting business
There are a number of expectations that ISGM has of their subcontractors. These include, but are not limited to:
- A proprietary limited company structure
- Appropriate insurances
- Necessary accreditations and training to perform work allocated
- Tools, suitable vehicle and personal protective equipment (PPE)
A full list of what is required will be provided during the on-boarding process for new subcontracting companies and as part of the training program we will run a business establishment day where our contractor services partners will be available to provide assistance if you do not have your own service providers. Our contractor services partners include:
Contractor Services Partners
The following information is provided by our contractor services partners. Disclaimer: ISGM does not make any representation or warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the information set out below. ISGM will not be liable for any costs, expenses, liability, loss, or damage which may be incurred or for which any person may become liable as a result of any use of or reliance on the information set out below, except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law.
- Test equipment, tools and safety equipment
- Vehicles including vehicle fit-outs and accessories
- Finance packages for vehicles, tools and equipment
- Insurance to meet all of the needs of the contractor
With over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry Techpac can help you get to where you want to be.
ISGM have identified specific items of test equipment which are mandatory for ISGM subcontractors. Techpac offer quality ISGM approved test equipment that is designed to last and will meet your needs for many years throughout your career in telecommunications.
Tools and Safety Equipment
Your company will need a large range of general tools, telecommunications specific tools and safety gear to work as an ISGM subcontractor. Techpac supply all the tools and safety gear on the ISGM mandatory list of equipment as well as many other optional items that will assist with your day to day work. Techpac produces ISGM and Telstra specific products not readily available in the market place.
Techpac as an ISGM preferred supplier can provide all your vehicle, vehicle fitout, tool and equipment requirements to fulfil all your functions as an ISGM contractor. Techpac has a number of options to choose from but to provide you with an idea of costs and what you receive they have standard packages.
Outright purchase price for either a brand new van such as a VW Caddy or Transporter with full ISGM compliant fitout or a brand new dual cab ute such as a VW Amarok with full ISGM compliant fitout and all the mandatory ISGM tools and equipment will range from $51,000 to $58,000 all inclusive.
Techpac can offer finance that covers not only the vehicle, but the vehicle fitout and all your tools and equipment. Monthly repayments on these all-inclusive vehicle, vehicle fitout, tool and equipment packages will range from $930 per month to $1,490 per month dependant on vehicle type and credit status.
THIS IS FOR ALL YOUR VEHICLE, VEHICLE FITOUT, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT.
This finance is based on a 48 month chattel mortgage with a 30% residual. (see definition below). There are other finance options available also.
A Chattel Mortgage is a commercial finance product. Under a Chattel Mortgage a finance company lends money to the customer to purchase a motor vehicle and/or other equipment (the “chattel”), and the customer makes regular repayments. The customer takes ownership of the vehicle/equipment at the time of purchase, but the finance company also takes out a “mortgage” over the vehicle/equipment by way of an ASIC-registered Fixed and Floating Charge to provide security for the loan. Once the term of the loan is completed and any residual (balloon) value is paid, the finance company removes the Charge, giving the customer clear title to the vehicle/equipment. Alternatively, the customer can “trade in” or re-finance the residual value.
Please note that these figures are indicative only and may vary from state to state.
- Current drivers licence.
- Most recent pay slips and/or other confirmation of financial information (e.g. your tax return)
It’s your company’s responsibility to have funds available in its bank account to be drawn on the contracted dates. Any dishonour fees charged by your company’s bank or the late cancellation of a direct debit fee will be incurred by it
Understanding the everyday needs of the individual are paramount in our business, with Contractor Toolbox receiving awards for the work it has done in the contracting space.
We help guide our contractors through this process and ensure that they are set up correctly, by having the important areas covered and completed.
Backed by a strong support workforce, Contractor Toolbox provides a level of “real time” support that is unmatched in the market.
As part of our service offering, Contractor Toolbox will assist daily/weekly/monthly with the management and submission of business critical data such as; Quarterly BAS, Tax, Book Keeping, Payroll Services, Budgeting, Annual Financial Statements, Online Document Storage and Important Payment Regulation.
The above are all legal requirements of operating a company, thus for our clients we manage all of this and more, to remove unnecessary stress and worry these type of affairs generate.
We are available daily to assist our clients with queries or concerns and have a genuine passion for educating our clients in the day to day financial operation of their business.
We are experts at assisting with delicate circumstance, thus if you are concerned about your financial situation, the setup, or contracting in general, we are readily available to assist with your concerns to get you on the right track, with piece of mind.
As part of the Contractor Toolbox service model, we ensure that all of these requirements are met by providing you the guidance of what needs to be fulfilled and the timings around this.
This is a very important part of your business and the right level of priority needs to be placed around this.