Accelerated Apprenticeships For Resource
ready for some changes as the Government expands its support of
Accelerated Apprenticeships in light of the recent resources boom.
The Australian Government established the National Resources Sector
Employment Taskforce back in 2009 to examine how to best meet the
skills needs of more than 75 major resources projects scheduled to
commence in Australia over the next five years.
The Accelerated Australian Apprenticeships aimed to support the
increased delivery of high quality competency based vocational
education and training, with a focus on Australian
Initiatives will support Australian
Apprentices to progress through their training as they demonstrate the
required competencies, rather than on a time served basis, and will
help to expedite the supply of qualified tradespeople to the workforce.
Industry Skills Councils and peak industry bodies will lead projects
under this initiative, working in partnership with enterprises,
training organisations and other stakeholders.
As of 2011, the Government have now accepteded all thirty-one of the
"Resourcing the Future" recommendations across the seven key areas of
interest which include:
Promote workforce planning and sharing
Increase the number of trade
Graduate more engineers and
Meet temporary skills shortages with
Strengthen workforce participation;
Forge stronger ties between industry and
Address the need for affordable housing
and community infrastructure.
Other highlights of the plan currently
include the implementation of an eighteen month accelerated
apprenticeship program for existing workers, plus a whopping $200
million to fund targeted training projects for skills in critical
This is welcome news for a number of organisations affected by the
skills shortage including Rio Tinto and UGL Limited. It's also welcome
news for those looking to take the next step!
For More Information Visit : www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au