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Australia’s peak business organisations have united to call on governments to take urgent action to avert an imminent crisis in our apprenticeship system, one that risks leaving young people without pathways to work and many businesses unable to access the skills they need to grow.
Master Builders Australia welcomed the Opposition Leader’s plan, outlined in his speech to the National Press Club, to focus on policies to underpin a strong economy and which are vital to the building and construction industry including, home ownership, better vocational training, jobs for our young people and investment in infrastructure,” Wilhelm Harnisch, CEO of Master Builders Australia said.
Applications have opened for the WA Government's prestigious WA Training Awards 2017, showcasing the very best in Western Australia's vocational education and training sector.
Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Training, the Hon. Karen Andrews has teamed up with host of The Block, Scott Cam, to showcase the importance and value of Australian apprenticeships.
The Turnbull Government‘s introduction of a bill to parliament that will give private training providers an additional $25 billion over 10 years as part of the VET Student Loan scheme is a disgrace, according to the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU).
“With apprenticeship numbers at their lowest level in a decade, the Australian Industry Group has released a plan of recommended actions that we are urging all parties to adopt to address this dire situation,” Ai Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox, said.
In a Queensland-first apprentices, trainees and students studying a trade now have access to rail-based training under a new partnership between Queensland Rail and TAFE Queensland Skills Tech.
TAFE Queensland SkillsTech provides many ways in which apprentices can be trained, whether that is on-site, online, through distance learning or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for skills developed on-the-job.