NSW Apprentices Get Bushfire Support

Date —

21 Feb 2020

Industry Sector/s —
Vocational Education & Training

Summary —

The New South Wales Government has supported apprentices in bushfire affected communities by allowing them to access the training component of their apprenticeship for up to 12 months for free, something that supports apprentices and providers alike. 

Key Issues —

The New South Wales government has responded to the bushfire crisis by supporting apprentices that have employers who are unable to keep them on.  

Amongst a range of measures introduced by the New South Wales government, apprentices without employers will be able to access the training component of their apprenticeship for up to twelve months. 

Members of the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) that have apprentices in this sad situation are encouraged to contact their Training Services NSW Regional Office to find out how they can ensure students are provided with this vital ongoing support.  The relevant contact details are below:

Hunter & Central Coast 
P: (02) 4926 7300
E: TS.newcastle@det.nsw.edu.au

North Coast & Mid North Coast 
P: (02) 6629 7900
E: TS.lismore@det.nsw.edu.au

New England 
P: (02) 6763 3055
E: TS.tamworth@det.nsw.edu.au

Western NSW 

P: (02) 6363 9800
E: TS.orange@det.nsw.edu.au

Riverina 
P: (02) 6937 7600
E: TS.waggawagga@det.nsw.edu.au

Illawarra & South East NSW 
P: (02) 4240 3700
E: TS.wollongong@det.nsw.edu.au

 
ITECA enjoys a strong working relationship with the New South Wales government and there was consultation between the two organisations on this initiative prior to its announcement.

Member Engagement —

ITECA’s ability to play a lead role in matters associated with this issue rests on the advice and guidance of individuals serving on the ITECA New South Wales Committee.

Further Information —

For more information on this issue please send an email to nsw@iteca.edu.au or telephone 1300 421 017.  Stay up to date via Twitter @ITECAust or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/ITECAust.


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