Update: Support for employers and apprentices transitioning to a new provider
Several Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) providers will no longer be operating in this capacity from February 1 2020. If you or your apprentices were signed up by one of these providers your registration should have been transferred to one of the remaining providers. If you have not been contacted with details of your new provider, you can contact the Australian Apprenticeships Enquiry Hotline on 13 38 73.
On Friday 15th November the Australian Government announced the 2020 Australian Apprenticeship Support Network providers to commence on 1st February. After a heavily anticipated decision-making process the Hon Michaelia Cash released a statement identifying the seven providers that will deliver the service across ten regions.
The latest changes will affect stakeholders differently depending if you are an apprentice, employer or work in the industry. Among the changes are updates to the incentives scheme
Implications for Apprentices and Employers
Consistent with previous years, employers and their apprentices and trainees have the right to exercise their freedom in selecting or changing the AASN provider so long the selected provider holds the contract in their relevant state. If your AASN provider is no longer delivering the service in your state, please refer to out FAQs below for further guidance.
For employers, there have been changes to the incentives program to address skills shortages. To find out how the updates affect you, please contact your AASN provider.