Evolution of apprenticeships and traineeships in Australia: an unfinished history


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Author: Knight, Brian


This occasional paper traces the evolution of Australia’s apprenticeship system from European settlement in 1788 to the present day including the various policies, social changes, and skill needs that have influenced how the system developed into what is in place today. A major theme is that the community, employers (including industry and employer associations), and employees (including trades unions), have mostly had a conservative approach to apprenticeships; they have tolerated only a few major changes to the system. Most change has occurred since the introduction of traineeships in...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Traineeship; Policy; Skills and knowledge; Industry; Employment

Keywords: Apprentice; Trainee; History; Skill needs

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2012

Physical description: 32 p.

ISBN: 9781921955716

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 105.14

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