Getting started

Prior to the apprenticeship a gateway service will be delivered to gauge suitability and training needs; assisting in establishing candidate compatibility and increasing successfully completed apprenticeships. The tools used will include comprehensive screening, testing and job matching.

Support services will be tailored to meet individual requirements. Apprentices will be linked to jobs through a process that determines how their personal attributes impact job satisfaction and ability to pursue a range of career options.

Tools

The MAS Experience provides businesses with access to a range of services and referral pathways including:

Literacy & numeracy assessment

The Online LLN Indicator Tool is an evaluation test that has been developed in line with the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). The purpose of the tool is to provide an indication of the level of a learner across the 5 core skills. It will be used to assist in the identification of LLN issues.

Apprenticeship Commitment Assessment

The Apprenticeship Commitment Assessment on-line tool establishes a person’s genuine desire to complete an apprenticeship efficiently. The outcomes of the assessment determine the appropriate interventions to support the client to become ready to undertake an apprenticeship or assist with a non-apprenticeship pathway. Contact MAS National for more information on 1300 MAS NAT (627 628).

Industry advice

CareerMe provides information on hundreds of career pathways. Each pathway has details of the role and training needed irrespective of whether it is an Apprenticeship. CareerMe is an App currently available on Apple and due for release on Android early 2015.

Harrison Career Assessment

This specifically modified psychometric test is tailored for Australian occupational outcomes (650 Australian occupations) that delivers the job seeker information on both trade and university career pathways. Contact MAS National for more information on 1300 MAS NAT (627 628).

Support

The MAS Experience delivers a complete range of services designed to meet the needs of apprentices and employers both now and in the future.

Access to information on training staff

The MAS Experience provides personalised support with a mix of tools to communicate with the apprentice and host business employer.

Access to people who know the industry

Your Business Consultant will provide ongoing support for the life of the apprenticeship in the form of:

  • Face to face: advice, consultation, literacy and numeracy assessment, aptitude tests and referral in person.
  • Web based online support: Apprenticeship Commitment Assessment, Harrison Career Assessment Tool, MAS Talent Community, AirCV and 24/7 job smart matching
  • Phone contact support: CareerMe phone app, 1300 MAS NAT, SMS contact

Access to a job community

Post positions at the MAS Jobs National site and find local apprentices in your state by searching at: