Consultation underway on apprenticeship supports

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Today the Australian Government released the Australian Apprenticeship Services and Supports Discussion Paper. It is part of the commitment made at the Jobs and Skills Summit to work with states, territories and stakeholders to improve the apprenticeship system and drive-up completions.

The discussion paper explores the current non-financial services and supports available to seek views on how to address three key questions facing the apprenticeships system:

  • What changes are needed to drive up the completion rate?
  • How can apprenticeship services better encourage and support apprentices from diverse background?
  • How can support services be optimised to me the current and future needs of apprentices and employers?

Consultation closed on 16 December 2022 and the Future Directions for Australian Apprenticeship Support Services Consultation Paper was established based on feedback received from stakeholders.

See how your responses have helped inform how the Australian Government will improve support for apprenticeships.