The future of Australian apprenticeships: what is required for Australia to strengthen its value and commitment to a quality apprenticeship system?

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Author: Lilly, Megan


This essay takes stock of the Australian apprenticeship system and its ability and potential to provide education and training relevant to the skill demands of the current world of work. The author outlines the effects of Industry 4.0 on manufacturing, particularly the increasingly higher level of skills required by many of the growth industries. The current apprenticeship system is limited by its ability to deliver Certificate III trade skills alone. The distinction is made between the apprenticeship model and the apprenticeship system, highlighting what works well in terms of the model...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Innovation; Outcomes; Governance; Skills and knowledge; Employment

Keywords: Education and training system; Education and training reform; Future; Relevance of education and training; Workplace change; Skill needs

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania; Great Britain; Europe

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Australian Industry Group, 2016

Physical description: 8 p.

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Related items: TD/TNC 126.22

This essay has also been published in 'The future of Australian apprenticeships: report of the stakeholder forum', which is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 126.22.

Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 127.1000

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