Glossary term: New Apprenticeships

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An umbrella term for the new national apprenticeship and traineeship arrangements which came into effect on 1 January 1998. The main characteristics of New Apprenticeships included a contract of training between employer and apprentice or trainee, public funding and support for employers, choice of training provider, a wider range of occupations and industries, competency-based training using national training packages, apprenticeships in schools, and a continued role for group training organisations.

From 1 July 2006, New Apprenticeships were replaced by Australian Apprenticeships.