Giving apprentices the recognition they deserve
VICTORIANS who have successfully completed their apprenticeship over the last five years will have their trade formally recognised following the re-introduction of Trade Papers by the State Government.
Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney believes “apprentices are the backbone of our training system and the future of our workforce – that’s why we’re giving them the recognition they deserve.”
Trade Papers are a separate certificate awarded to those who successfully complete their formal training through an apprenticeship.
They serve as a signal to employers and customers that this person has done the hard yards and is able to apply occupational skills on-the-job.
Skilled workers are in high demand across Victoria, which is why the Victorian Budget 2018/19 is investing an additional $644 million to strengthen TAFE, address skills shortages and ensure all Victorians can access the training they need to get a good job.