Beyond mentoring: social support structures for young Australian carpentry apprentices

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With growing recognition of the extent to which work, mental health and wellbeing intersect, it is important to understand the critical role effective apprenticeship support arrangements play in helping Australia's youth make the transition from school to work. This study considers how pastoral care, mentoring and other forms of social support contribute to apprenticeships. In particular, the forms of support provided to young carpentry apprentices by some of Australia's leading construction firms and training organisations were investigated. It finds the best and most effective support...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Employment; Industry; Providers of education and training; Outcomes; Workforce development; Youth

Keywords: Mentoring; Apprentice; Employers; Wellbeing

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2016

Physical description: 68 p. (report) + 49 p. (support document)

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Related items: TD/TNC 124.08; TD/TNC 124.78

ISBN: 9781925173543

The associated publication 'A guide to providing social support for apprentices: good practice guide' is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 124.08.
The associated webinar is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 124.78.

Resource type: Report

Rights: With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, the Department's logo, any material protected by a trade mark and where otherwise noted all material presented in this document is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence. To view a copy of the licence visit:

Call number: TD/TNC 124.07

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