Win-win for employers, apprentices and trainees

28 October 2015

A male and female surveyor

The NSW Government is investing up to $100 million to increase training options for employers, which will support over 47,000 training places for apprentices and trainees.

Employers can find the training option that best suits them and their businesses with the construction, automotive, engineering, aviation, finance and insurance sectors to benefit, among others.

By giving employers more flexibility to choose training providers is taking us one step closer to delivering more people working in skilled jobs across the state, thereby making a significant contribution to our growing economy.

The additional training options align with business needs and are in the areas where there is strong demand, including western and south-western Sydney where there is a skills shortage.

Investing in our future

To help young people get the skills they need to get the jobs they want, the NSW Government is also investing $10 million to give students who have left school fee-free pre-traineeship and pre-apprenticeship courses. 

This "try before you buy" model provides students with the opportunity to start an apprenticeship or traineeship. 

The changes are part of reforms to drive skills training in NSW and to help increase apprenticeship completion rates to 65% by 2019. 

About Smart and Skilled

A reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system, Smart and Skilled is helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers. 

To find out about training options in any NSW region, visit the Smart and Skilled website.