New Australian Apprenticeship Support Network to increase apprentice completion rates

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Monday 27 April 2015

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On 27 April 2015, the Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, announced the successful organisations that will form the new Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (the Apprenticeship Network).

The Apprenticeship Network will make it easier for employers to recruit, train and retain apprentices and trainees with the ultimate aim of improving Australian Apprenticeships completion rates.

The Apprenticeship Network introduces innovative new targeted services which will deliver tailored advice and support to Australian Apprentices and employers who need additional assistance prior to sign-up and in-training.

Employers will receive more efficient help in navigating the apprenticeships system while individuals will be better assisted to complete their training.

Improving completion rates means more Australians will get to realise the full benefits of an apprenticeship, and the rewarding careers that come as a result.

Eleven organisations make up the new Apprenticeship Network with services being delivered through more than 280 network provider sites. Strong coverage will also be achieved in rural and remote areas via outreach servicing arrangements in an additional 160 locations.

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