The Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service (AATIS) raises awareness of potential apprenticeship and traineeship pathways to students, job hunters, career advisors, employers and others working in the industry. We provide up-to-date information and resources which are used by the networks delivering Australian Apprenticeships support services, including Apprenticeship Network providers and Group Training Organisations.
Our website and resources are used for career planning and direction. We are active across online and digital platforms to help people navigate through the Australian Apprenticeships system. AATIS is free to use and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.
Australian Apprenticeship information and resources delivered through AATIS will be transitioning to a new website delivered by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR). The Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website, along with AATIS’ social media accounts, will be decommissioned by 31 December 2023. For more information about the transition and closure of AATIS, please visit the news page on AAPathways.
The core AATIS values underpin the way we work and communicate, across platforms. These values can be seen in our everyday activities and in specific campaigns and activities.
- Accuracy: Information and resources are correct and authoritative, up-to-date, are comprehensive, and are able to be understood by the target audience
- Accessibility: AATIS information and resources are accessible through a variety of mechanisms that meet the needs of diverse users, and adapt to those needs
- Diversity: Promote a diverse array of Australian Apprenticeships across eligible industries and occupations, and promote diverse participants within the Australian Apprenticeships sector
- Sustainability: Act in a sustainable manner, promote sustainable practices to our users, and inform users about sustainability in Australian Apprenticeships
- Responsiveness: AATIS services and resources meet the needs of the wider Australian Apprenticeships sector, and create solutions to evolving needs. AATIS contributes to developments in employment and skills training policy
AATIS offers tools, resources and programs that empowers its partners to provide superior services in the apprenticeships and traineeships space. We work with the federal and state governments and many organisations in this space to provide unbiased, accurate and quality information and resources about apprenticeships and traineeships.
We are also partnered with an Advisory Committee which comprises of peak bodies and organisations that support, guide and collaborate with us to promote awareness around Australian Apprenticeships and promote it as a viable career pathway. Some of our Advisory Committee members are:
Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) is the National Peak Body for the Career Industry in Australia. Its establishment in 2000 was a world first and it continues to be a leader in the field. It is a focal point for government and other stakeholders concerned for and interested in promoting quality career development programs and services in Australia. CICA’s vision is to enhance transitions and productivity by advocating the individual, social and economic benefits of quality career development for all Australians.
The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) is Australia’s largest employer network of apprentices and trainees. The employer network is unique, as it represents the practice of Group Training under which Group Training Organisations (GTOs) directly employ apprentices and trainees and place them with host businesses. They are a national voice for the GTO network to the Australian Government – providing evidence-based information to inform government policy. Across metropolitan, rural, regional and remote Australia, the network employs approx. 25,000 apprentices and trainees in a diverse range of industries.
World Skills believe that skills drive the future of young people and Australia. Since 1981, they’ve championed skills excellence in vocational, technological and service-oriented careers and helped over 100,000 people compete in national and international skill competitions. They’re passionate because skills grow careers, foster life-long partnerships, and build successful communities.
AATIS – Key Resources
The Australian Apprenticeship Pathways website aapathways.com.au contains a variety of free resources to help parents, schools, career advisors, job hunters and employers navigate apprenticeships and traineeships pathways. This includes:
- Job and Training Descriptions – sample descriptions for over 2500 job descriptions filtered by state, choice of industry or keyword.
- Job Pathways Charts – examples of potential career pathways that can begin with an Australian Apprenticeship.
- Pre-apprenticeship Finder – find a pre-apprenticeship in the industry of your choice by location.
- Practice Aptitude Quizzes – general industry based literacy & numeracy quizzes illustrating the levels required when undertaking Australian Apprenticeships qualifications.
- Literacy and Numeracy Quizzes – Interactive quizzes to gauge if you are apprenticeship ready.
- Career Interest Explorer – A quiz to understand which type of career or work one is best suited for.
- Co-branded resources – Resources such as Fast Fact sheets and Steps to an Australian Apprenticeship flowchart which can be easily downloaded and customised for free.
The Australian Apprenticeships – My Gain YouTube Channel mygain.com.au contains over 200 video interviews with apprentices, trainees and employers, showcasing the stories and experiences of Australian Apprenticeships.
People working in organisations supporting apprenticeships and traineeships can access several free services:
- Information sessions and webinars.
- Customisation of materials available on the AAPathways website.
- Access to downloadable and some hardcopy Australian Apprenticeship information materials.
- News and information directly to you through AATIS’ social media and e-newsletter communication channels.
Ian owns and is the Managing Director of Integrated Information Service (IIS). He has worked in the Vocational Education and Training field for over 30 years. He supports the strategic management of the Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service (AATIS). Ian has a Bachelor of Economics and post graduate studies in marketing and statistics.
Peta’s role includes managing the delivery of AATIS. She is involved in undertaking research projects and data analysis in the apprenticeships and traineeships sector, and authoring reports and web content. Peta has previously worked as a researcher focusing on pathways through education and employment, and has a PhD in Psychology.
Andrew manages Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information Service stakeholder accounts and the upload of website data. He also manages the Pre-apprenticeships Course Finder, delivers information sessions and assists in contact services delivery.
Lynda develops & publishes key Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website resources, such as Job & Training Descriptions and Job Pathway Charts. Lynda has an extensive work history in the apprenticeship services and TAFE sector.
Aditi leads marketing and communications for AATIS including the AAPathways website, app, email and social media. Aditi has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management, and has worked previously in digital marketing and communications roles across the globe.
Phoebe’s role includes creating marketing content, maintaining the AAPathways website and engaging AATIS partners and stakeholders. Phoebe has a Bachelor in Business, majoring in Marketing. She has also completed a separate undergraduate study in Economics and Finance.
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