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Tuesday, 21 August 2018 3:55 PM

Additional free TAFE courses announced

Additional free TAFE courses announced The Victorian Government has recently announced a further ten TAFE courses and two additional pre-apprenticeship courses that will be part of the Free TAFE initiative ranging  from community service courses to construction and cyber security. The $172 million Free TAFE initiative was announced in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 as part of a $644 million… View Article

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 1:31 PM

Cheaper Car Rego!

Cheaper Car Rego for more Victorian Tradies! Good news everyone! Thousands of trade apprentices who rely on their car to travel to work every day will be hundreds of dollars better off, with the Andrews Labor Government extending its registration discount program. Under the scheme, eligible apprentice tradies can apply for a 50 per cent… View Article

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 12:02 PM

1st July 2018 – Changes to Trade Support Loans

Indexation of Trade Support Loans Lifetime Limit and Yearly Rates From 1 July 2018, the Trade Support Loan life time limits and yearly rates will be indexed in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increases. This means that Trade Support Loan monthly instalments will increase in line with the new amounts. Below is a… View Article

Thursday, 3 May 2018 1:21 PM

VIC State Budget Announcement

We are excited about the State Government’s recent 2018/2019 budget announcement regarding priority TAFE and pre-apprenticeship courses! We view this initiative as a positive step in enabling young Victorian’s to enter the workforce via a sustainable pathway. Read all about it here

Thursday, 8 March 2018 5:14 PM

Celebrating International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day and the inspiring work of women, we’ve taken the opportunity to speak to one of our apprentices Emma Harwood and her experience. Emma is a Mechanical Technician Apprentice at Mercedes Benz in Brighton. As well as completing her apprenticeship, she is completing her Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical… View Article

Thursday, 16 November 2017 8:07 PM

Nominations for AA/Trainee of the year now open!

We are excited to announce that nominations for our 2017 Apprentice and Trainee of the Year awards are now open! Submit your nomination by December 1st 2017 and your Apprentice or Trainee could win a $500 Universal VISA gift card. Nominate here!

Wednesday, 5 July 2017 4:38 PM

Relaunch of our E-Newsletter

Apprenticeships Matter is excited to be bringing back our E-Newsletter! The aim of our E-Newsletter is to provide you with relevant industry news, views, upcoming events, FAQs and much more. If there is something that you would like to see included email us here with your suggestions! View our AM News – July

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 4:57 PM

2017 VIC State Training Awards

Now in its 63rd year, the prestigious Victorian Training Awards recognise and honour the outstanding achievements of Vocational Education and Training students, teachers, training providers and employers. The Awards are not only open to students, registered training providers and TAFEs but to Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and large employers providing high quality training… View Article

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 2:14 PM

2017 Australian Training Awards

Since 1994, the Australian Training Awards have recognised the outstanding achievements of apprentices, trainees, vocational students, training practitioners, businesses, secondary schools and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia. In 2016, WPC Group was named Australia’s best Australian Apprenticeships – Employer. “As a community enterprise, we have seen how our work can change… View Article

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 12:55 PM

Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants now open

Applications for the 2017 Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants are now open. The Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants program is open to apprentice plumbers in Australia who meet the eligibility criteria. To be considered for one of the 10 x $3,000 grants, just follow the link below.  

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