Indigenous Apprenticeships Program – Open for Applications

300 entry-level places for Indigenous Australians will be available next year across a number of Federal Government agencies, as part of the Indigenous Apprenticeships Program. The placements will include 12 months’ training in the public service, a certificate or diploma and a full-time job upon completion. Participants have credited the Program with improving their career Read More

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State Training Awards – Nominations Now Open!

Nominations are now open for the State Training Awards. Have you employed an outstanding apprentice or trainee? Know an employer who goes above and beyond to support their apprentices and trainees? Nominations for the 2019 State Training Awards are now open. To find out more about award categories, how to nominate and deadlines, visit the Training Awards Read More

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Boosting Women’s Participation in Training

The Free TAFE Initiative has been credited for increasing female participation in traditionally male-dominated TAFE courses. Minster for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney said Free TAFE was boosting female participation in VET training across the board, including in pre-apprenticeship courses, which have traditionally been dominated by men. “Our Free TAFE initiative is empowering women to Read More

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Making History in Tasmania

  MAS National strives to make apprenticeships accessible for everyone by helping to break down stereotypes around women entering trades that are traditionally dominated by men. In 2018, MAS made history by supporting Chelsea Whelan to become the first official female apprentice bricklayer in Tasmania. Both Chelsea’s father and grandfather were in the trade, and Read More

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