AusAppPathways mobile App
AusAppPathways is a free app, available for Apple and Android devices, that helps jobseekers and students at the beginning of their career research to explore the many apprenticeship and traineeship pathway options open to them.
Australian Apprenticeships Pathways
The Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website has been updated to combine the information previously hosted on aatinfo.com.au and aapathways.com.au.
The website provides students, careers advisers, job seekers and employers with a broad range of Australian Apprenticeships information and resources including sample job and training descriptions, and industry based job pathway charts and practice aptitude quizzes.
The website further provides information to Australian Apprenticeship Support Network providers and Registered Training Organisations on the range, availability and relevance of national Training Packages.
Australian Training Awards
The Australian Training Awards are the peak, national awards for vocational education and training, recognising innovation and excellence in the training sector.
The business.gov.au website is an online government resource for the Australian business community. By using business.gov.au businesses are able to comply with government requirements more simply and conveniently.
Fair Work Ombudsman
The Fair Work Ombudsman is a government agency providing free information and advice to employees and employers about workplace rights and obligations in Australian workplaces, including minimum pay and conditions like leave. It also helps to resolve workplace issues, conduct investigations, and enforce workplace laws.
For more information on how the Fair Work Ombudsman can help you, visit the Fair Work Ombudsman’s website.
jobactive is the Australian Government’s way to get more Australian's into work. It connects job seekers with employers and is delivered by a network of jobactive providers in over 1700 locations across Australia. More information about jobactive is available at www.employment.gov.au/jobactive.
Labour Market Information Portal
The Department of Employment publishes a range of products that can help you explore industries, occupations and skill shortages. They tell you about which industries and occupations have the largest number of jobs, where the new jobs will be over the next five years and where the skill shortages are.
Young Australians can avoid common ‘rookie errors’ when they make first time financial decisions thanks to MoneySmart Rookie - a new national initiative from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
MoneySmart Rookie aims to help 16 – 25 year olds make smart financial decisions and equip workers supporting young people with relevant and engaging resources. These resources include educational videos, interactive website resources, community education guides and teacher lesson plans and cover six topics including Getting a Car and Moving out of Home.
For further information, visit ASIC's MoneySmart website and search for ‘MoneySmart Rookie’.
Plan your future career - myfuture is Australia's career information and exploration service with thousands of resources to plan your career journey. myfuture.edu.au is Australia’s national online career information and exploration service. It is freely available on the Internet. It is aimed at all Australians wishing to explore their career options, especially students. It is an interactive, user-driven website which contains a personal career exploration and decision making tool, comprehensive career-related information and help for those assisting others making career decisions.
My Skills provides potential and current students, job seekers, and employers with information about vocational education and training options and to help them find the training providers that best meet their needs.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research
The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) aims to be Australia's leading provider of quality, independent information about vocational education and training (VET). The NCVER is responsible for collecting and managing national VET and Australian Apprenticeship statistics, and managing national surveys of TAFE graduates and students, and employers' views of training.
National Training Complaints Hotline
The National Training Complaints Hotline is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth, state and territory governments.
Anyone with a complaint or query about the training sector now has one number to call, so they can report a complaint and have it referred to the right authority for consideration.
The OzHelp Foundation is a mental health support organisation for the building and construction industry with a focus on early intervention suicide prevention, and the provision of support for workers and apprentices.If you feel you need to talk to someone in confidence about any issue that is affecting your daily life, regardless of what it is, contact OzHelp on 1300 OZHELP (1300 694 357) or visit www.ozhelp.org.au.
Reading Writing Hotline
The Reading Writing Hotline is a free service that helps employers find literacy and communication training geared to their business needs. You can discuss with the Hotline’s knowledgeable advisors what your apprentice needs, and get help finding the right kind of training for your business.
Workplace literacy is an important foundation for every Apprenticeship. Literacy training is a great investment in your apprentice, and helps build their skills and confidence, and improves safety and compliance. Better reading, writing and digital literacy means that apprentices are equipped for the workforce and ready to learn.
To find the right sort of literacy support or training, call the Reading Writing Hotline on 1300 6 555 06, email email@example.com or visit the website.
Why should the boys have all the fun? If you want a career with a big future, with opportunities to learn on the job that also provides choice and variety as well as the opportunity to earn great money and combine travel with work – then take a look at some of the many careers in the building and construction industry which present some great opportunities.
Training.gov.au is the National Register for Vocational Education and Training. It is the authoritative source of information on Training Packages, Qualifications, Courses, Units of Competency and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and has been developed for experienced training sector users.
Unique Student Identifier (USI)
Did you know that you need a USI to get your certificate of attainment or qualification? From 1 January 2015 onwards, your USI will build an online account with all your training records and results. When you apply for a job or enrol in further study, you will be able to share your training records with your employers or training organisations, anytime and anywhere. It only takes a few minutes to Create your USI – it’s easy and it’s free! If you want more information, see www.usi.gov.au.
WorldSkills Australia is an organisation that conducts skill competitions in over 52 trade and skill areas. Competitions are held in areas including bricklaying, garment production, commercial cookery, heavy vehicle mechanics, electrical installation and IT support.