AEN Launches Hire Education Apprentice Policy Paper


This week we released our “Hire Education” apprenticeship policy paper, where we highlight some of the issues our members face.
AEN Hire Education Apprenticeship Policy 2017 Cover

Apprenticeships and Traineeships are struggling in Australia. Commencement numbers have been falling for the past four years and completion rates remain stubbornly low. However Australia’s need for skilled workers continues to grow.

AEN believes that group training is an important element in developing new strategies to address those barriers.

This paper looks at issues surrounding the three main barriers:

  • Attracting and supporting apprentices.
  • Making the system simpler and attractive
  • Improving completions

We have considered the recommendations in a number of papers presented by other organisations and have made our own recommendations based on those papers and on the experiences of our members. In all, there are 17 recommendations that are interspersed throughout the paper.

Follow the link below or click the image to download the full paper.