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

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. The ... Show more

Authors: Lilly, Megan

Published: Melbourne, Victoria, Australian Industry Group, 2016

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Physical description: 8 p.

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