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Trade Papers now a reality for Victorian tradies

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The Victorian Government is ensuring Victorians who have done the hard yards to complete an apprenticeship can have their trade recognised through Trade Papers.

Victorian Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney joined Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos and Member for Southern Metropolitan Nina Taylor to meet with tradespeople at the Worldskills Australia Global Skills Challenge at Holmesglen Institute.

Minister Tierney presented Trade Papers to three tradespeople who are in the running to represent Australia as part of the “Skillaroos” squad at the Worldskills Championships in Russia later in 2019.

Trade Papers are a certificate awarded to those who successfully complete their formal training through an apprenticeship. It serves as a signal to employers and customers that this person can apply occupational skills on-the-job.

In Victoria, skilled workers are in high demand, which is why the Victorian Government is investing $644 million to continue transforming skills and training in Victoria.

This investment includes $43.8 million to reintroduce Trade Papers, implement new independent assessments and update learning materials, and to create quality apprenticeships and traineeships for the modern economy.

The Victorian Government is also supporting school-based apprentices and trainees through a $49.8 million boost to Head Start – a new model that supports students to stay at school to finish their VCAL, VCE or apprenticeship.

Source: Vic Government

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