Master Builders welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Australian Government’s proposed future directions for apprenticeship support services and non-financial supports.
Master Builders is broadly supportive of the proposed direction and is pleased to see that many of the recommendations made in our submission to the earlier stage discussion paper have been reflected in the proposal.
The proposed model is ambitious and has the potential to greatly improve apprentice outcomes. However, we are concerned that the provision of these services and therefore the outcomes will be constrained without additional funding.
This paper builds on our submission to the Australian Apprenticeship Services and Supports Discussion Paper, responds to the proposed support measures outlined in the consultation paper and identifies opportunities that may merit further consideration.