Traditional trade apprenticeships: training activity, employer incentives and international practice


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Author: Misko, Josie


This report is the first part of a larger study aiming to investigate traditional apprenticeship practices with a view to developing policy directions for how to keep them relevant and useful. In this report we present trends in commencements for the traditional trades for the period 2002 to 2018. Non-trade apprenticeships or traineeships are out of scope of this study. We define eight groups of traditional trades: building; electrotechnology and telecommunications; engineering; food trades; motor mechanic, repairer and vehicle builder trades; other traditional trades; precision trades;...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Participation; Gender; Outcomes

Keywords: Apprenticeable occupation; Nontraditional occupation; Enrolment; Completion; Trend; Employment practice; Financial aspects; Subsidy; Government role; Relevance of education and training; Dual system; Best practice

Geographic subjects: Australia; South Australia; Western Australia; Oceania; Germany; Switzerland; Luxembourg; Europe

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2020

Physical description: 52 p.

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Related items: TD/TNC 139.02

ISBN: 9781925717471

The related publication, 'Traditional trade apprenticeships: learnings from the field', is available in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 139.02.

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 139.05

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