Finding the truth in the apprenticeships debate


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Author: Noonan, Peter; Pilcher, Sarah


The term 'apprenticeship' is often used in relation to both apprenticeships and traineeships, creating a misleading picture of the state of the two systems. This report debunks some high profile claims of Australia experiencing an apprenticeship crisis and shows that in some cases, apprenticeship commencements are growing. Our analysis uses National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) data to separate commencements in trade (mostly apprenticeships) and non-trade (mostly traineeships) training courses. We have found that when looking at trades alone, the apparent decline in ...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Statistics; Apprenticeship; Participation

Keywords: Data analysis; Enrolment; Apprenticeable occupation

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Mitchell Institute, Victoria University, 2017

Physical description: iii, 16 p.

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Series: Mitchell report; no. 03/2017

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 129.765

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