The expansion and contraction of the apprenticeship system in Australia, 1985-2020

This paper chronicles and analyses the expansion and contraction of the Australian apprenticeship system from 1985 to 2020. The system expanded from a small number of occupations, mainly in craft and manufacturing areas, to include many other occupations, notably in the different types of service sectors. The expansion was achieved primarily through a new type of apprenticeship, known as a traineeship, to augment the existing more traditional apprenticeships. Since 2012, the system has contracted considerably, and the participation rate of women has been affected disproportionately. The period ... Show more

Authors: Smith, Erica

Published: Abingdon, England, Taylor and Francis, 2021

Resource type: Article

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