Apprenticeship in Australia: an historical snapshot


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Author: Ray, John


This short publication outlines the origins and the main factors that have influenced the history and the development of apprenticeship in Australia. The paper has a policy focus and attempts to identify the key issues that have been important or could still be important in apprenticeship in Australia. It gives a chronological overview of the origins and establishment of apprenticeships in Australia, looks at the period of training reform (1990-98), and offers recommendations for the future.

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Skills and knowledge; Apprenticeship; Policy

Keywords: Skill development; Apprentice; Apprenticeable occupation; Apprenticeship contract; Government policy; Training policy; History

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2001

Physical description: iii, 40 p.

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ISBN: 0873976754

Statement of responsibility: John Ray

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 65.01

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