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To: Dan Tehan
Keep apprentices on the tools
Right now, the organisation that gives advice to the government on apprenticeships, the Australian Industry Skills Commission, wants to strip on the job learning out of apprenticeships.
This would mean that tradespeople could finish their apprenticeship without ever touching a tool.
It’s the skills you pick up on the job that turn you from a student into a tradesperson.
And it’s the skills you pick up on the job that help you to do your work safely, something that’s important for not just tradespeople, but for everyone working around them.
We are calling on the Government and the AISC to protect our apprenticeships and keep apprentices on the tools.
Why is this important?
As an apprentice, I spend one day a week at TAFE and the other four days learning on the job.
I can't imagine what an apprenticeship would be like without on the job training.
Stripping away on the job training would be disastrous for our skilled tradespeople.
We are calling on the Government to commit to keeping on the job training for all apprenticeships.