The crowded market: agencies dealing with apprenticeships in Australia

Erica Smith

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    Abstract

    In Australia approximately 3.5% of the working population is employed in apprenticeships and their newer counterparts traineeships (both of these are combined under the title of Australian Apprenticeships). While apprenticeships were originally intended for young school-leavers they are now open to people of all ages and to part-time as well as full-time workers. The huge growth in numbers, over 300% since the mid-1990s, has been the result of very conscious planning and financial investment by the Australian government. This paper, using data drawn from a series of research projects, analyses the different agencies that help to promote and manage the apprenticeship system. The paper points out both positive and negative effects of the large numbers of agencies involved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSituated competence development through innovative apprenticeships
    Subtitle of host publicationthe role of different stakeholders
    EditorsE Smith E Smith
    Place of PublicationVienna, Austria
    PublisherThe Austrian Institute for Research on Vocational Training
    Pages17-23
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventConference of the International Network on Innovative Apprenticeship (INAP) - Vienna, Austria, Austria
    Duration: 01 Feb 200802 Feb 2008

    Conference

    ConferenceConference of the International Network on Innovative Apprenticeship (INAP)
    CountryAustria
    Period01/02/0802/02/08

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    Smith, E. (2008). The crowded market: agencies dealing with apprenticeships in Australia. In E. S. E. Smith (Ed.), Situated competence development through innovative apprenticeships: the role of different stakeholders (pp. 17-23). The Austrian Institute for Research on Vocational Training.