Submission to the Department of Education and Training | The Australian Apprenticeship Support Network | July 2018
Apprenticeships have a long and significant history in Australia as an effective model for work based learning. Apprenticeships are a cornerstone of industry led skills development. The work integrated learning model, combining theoretical, mostly off-the-job learning with on-the-job practical validation of those skills in a real work environment, is widely accepted as a successful and highly valued skills development pathway for individuals and employers. VET pathways, particularly apprenticeships and traineeships, have job-outcome results at around 80-90% at the end of training, compared to around 68% for those graduating from an undergraduate degree.