Following their announcement at the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) in December 2015, Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, former Minister for Vocational Education and Skills released the Apprenticeship Training – alternative delivery pilots guidelines.
Stream One pilots will trial broader industry adoption of alternative methods of delivering apprenticeships training. Representing industry sectors - building and construction, electrical and communications - vital to the Australian economy, Stream One pilots will be designed and delivered by the Master Builders Australia, National Electrical and Communications Association and North East Vocational College in Adelaide.
Stream Two is an open grants process for a further two pilots. Applications will close on 29 July 2016.
The Australian Government will provide funding of $9.2 million, over three years from 2015–16, to establish five industry-led pilots, to trial adoption of alternative approaches of delivering apprenticeship training outside of the traditional trade training models.
Information about the pilots, including the guidelines and the Stream Two application form, can be found on the Australian Apprenticeships website.