The Apprenticeship Training – alternative delivery pilots will establish five industry-led pilot projects. These pilots will explore opportunities to encourage broader industry adoption of models which support the delivery of entry level and qualified trades people into the labour market.

The pilots are designed to learn more about opportunities and barriers to increased industry usage, acceptance and validation of alternative apprenticeship training delivery arrangements.

The pilots will test and open up alternative training approaches on a broader scale providing greater skills development, choice and industry acceptance.

Pilots are being funded under two streams:

  • Stream One – priority pilots identified by the Australian Government

  • Stream Two – approach to market through an open grants process.

Both streams are now underway.

Stream One – Projects are being designed and delivered by the Master Builders Australia, National Electrical and Communications Association and North East Vocational College in Adelaide.

The Stream One pilots represent industry sectors vital to the national economy, including building and construction, electrical and communications, and will trial innovative training models for traditional trade apprenticeships.

Stream Two – Projects are being designed and will be delivered by the Australian Industry Group and PricewaterhouseCoopers

The Stream Two pilots will deliver higher level qualification apprenticeships, at the diploma or associate degree level. Participants in the pilots will have the opportunity to complete an advanced qualification leading to careers in business and financial services, IT and new areas of advanced manufacturing.

Funding is availabe until June 2018. All funded pilots will be evaluated to assess increased industry validation and their potential to be adopted more broadly by industry.

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