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Review of the NSW Apprenticeship and Traineeship System

26 July 2016

It is time to re-think how the apprenticeship and traineeship system operates in NSW through the release of a consultation paper seeking views on how the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Act 2001 needs to change to meet current and emerging skill needs of industry and the State.

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Boost in Travel and Accommodation Support for regional trainees and apprentices

11 July 2016

Trainees and apprentices in NSW will have access to over $6 million to help complete their courses with the NSW Government announcing a major increase in subsidies for travel and accommodation.

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Aborginal Enterprise Development Officer (AEDO) Program 2016-2017 Applications - New England Region only

7 July 2016

Applications are being invited from eligible organisations to deliver the AEDO program in the New England region only. Applications will open 18 July 2016 and close 12 August 2016. Organisations intending to apply should register on NSW etendering in order to access the documents, which will be available on the 18 July 2016.

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Support for Group Training Organisations to lift apprenticeship completions

27 June 2016

The NSW Government is partnering with Group Training Organisations (GTOs) to help deliver a 65 per cent apprenticeship and traineeship completion rate with a $14.4 million investment over the next three years in two innovative programs.

Regional VET Pathways Initiative

Regional VET Pathways Initiative

20 June 2016

The Government's Regional Vocational Education and Training (VET) Pathways initiative supports 15 to 19 year olds not in study or in a job, to find pathways into education, training and work. Service providers now available in Central West and New England/North West regions.


NSW ITABs Good News Stories - 2015 to 2016

14 June 2016

ITABs have reported significant achievements over the 2015-16 contract period in support of the Department's objectives. They have supported the work of the Department's Training Services NSW Branch and implementation of Smart and Skilled. Highlights of recent work by the ITABs are provided here.

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Fee-Free Vocational Training for People experiencing domestic and family violence

3 June 2016

From 1 July 2016, people experiencing domestic and family violence will be eligible for fee-free vocational training under Smart and Skilled. This measure is an extension of the fee-free scholarship program for Smart and Skilled to help people across NSW to gain financial independence and stability.