Foundation skills in Australian Apprenticeships
Australian Apprentices will use their foundation skills in the workplace and in their training. Some Australian Apprenticeships have high level requirements for foundation skills. For example, electrical apprentices will need very strong numeracy skills, while business administration trainees will need good literacy and digital skills.
An apprentice or trainee will need to continuously adapt to new situations and requirements, so they will need the skills to be able to continuously improve in both formal and workplace learning situations. This is why foundation skills in an Australian Apprenticeship are crucial.
An employer will benefit from an apprentice or trainee who has solid foundational skills since they will be more knowledgeable, which will improve their performance and productivity.
Find out more about how employment is impacted by foundational skills, some of the challenges involving foundational skills, and support and incentives that are available.