The changing nature of apprenticeships: 1996-2016

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Author: Hargreaves, Jo; Stanwick, John; Skujins, Peta


This research summary provides evidence of the changing nature of apprenticeships over a 20 year period (1996-2016), with a focus on a comparison of trade and non-trade apprentices and trainees. There is particular emphasis on measures which have unlocked flexibility in the system - such as the growth of adult apprentices aged 25 years and over and the increased prevalence of alternative training and pathway models enabling completion of apprentice equivalent qualifications in shortened timeframes. Highlights: adult apprentices now represent a significant proportion of all apprentices in...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Traineeship; Vocational education and training; Participation; Outcomes; Pathways; Research; Statistics

Keywords: History; Apprentice; Trainee; Outcomes of education and training; Completion; Dropout; Recognition of prior learning; Comparative analysis; Data analysis

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2017

Physical description: 17 p.

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Related items: TD/TNC 127.49

ISBN: 9781925173802

The associated infographic is indexed in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 127.49.

Resource type: Report

Rights: With the exception of the cover design, artwork, photographs, all logos and 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 127.07

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