Current programs and initiatives include:
Big Build Apprenticeships
Big Build Apprenticeships offer apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities on some of Victoria’s biggest infrastructure, road and rail projects.
Apprentice Innovation Fund
The $8 million fund supports new approaches to the apprenticeship and traineeship model – with a focus on female participation – undertaken in partnership with industry and unions.
A new and flexible approach to apprenticeships and traineeships for school students that allows them to spend more time doing valuable, paid, on-the-job training while completing VCE or VCAL.
Learn and earn initiatives
Includes the Job Ready Pathways Project, designed to build the job-readiness of traditionally under-represented workers from diverse and marginalised backgrounds. Plus Women OnSite, aimed at delivering more opportunities for women in male-dominated trades.
Independent assessment trials
Supports the quality of training by trialling independent assessments in a range of Victorian apprenticeships and traineeships.