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, app and resources are used for career planning and direction. We are active across online and digital platforms while also providing a contact point to help people navigate through the Australian Apprenticeships system. AATIS is free to use and is funded by The Department of Education, Skills and Employment.
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 partner 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.
Interested in becoming a partner and joining our partner program?
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, steps to an Australian apprenticeship flowchart etc. which can be easily downloaded and customised for free.
The Australian Apprenticeship Pathways Mobile App ausapp.com.au provides apprenticeship and traineeship career resource for smartphones and tablets. The app can be downloaded for free to download from the Play store and the App store.
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.
AATIS runs a free contact service for enquiries about Australian Apprenticeships. People working in organisations supporting apprenticeships and traineeships can access several free services:
- Face-to-face information sessions and webinars
- Customisation of materials available on the Pathways website
- Access to downloadable and some hardcopy Australian Apprenticeship information materials
- Use of AATIS’ social media and e-newsletter communication channels to promote their activities
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.
Mark is undertaking research projects and data analysis around emerging areas of importance in the VET sector. Mark was previously an academic at Flinders University where his research and teaching focused on Industry 4.0 and the future of work. In 2017, Mark completed a PhD in social sciences on industry policy at The University of Adelaide.
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 manages marketing and communications for AATIS including the AAPathways website, app, email and events. Aditi has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management, and has worked previously in digital marketing and communications roles across the globe.
Ryan De Vincentis
Ryan’s role involves creating and producing marketing concepts and materials for AATIS. Ryan has experience in the Apprenticeship and Traineeship sector having previously been employed by the national group IntoWork Australia. Ryan’s tertiary education includes a Bachelor of Business majoring in Marketing.
Cassandra manages the AATIS MyGain Channel and Social Media accounts, which aim to promote apprenticeships and traineeships as a viable career pathway. Cassandra has a Bachelor of Journalism and has held previous communication roles at Crime Stoppers Victoria and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.
Laura is supporting and managing AATIS projects related to sustainability. She also supports the team with event organisation and assists with marketing and communications.
Laura’s background is in Events management and she is currently undertaking an online MBA in Sustainability Management.
Phoebe’s role includes creating marketing content, assisting in social media management and maintaining the AAPathways website. Phoebe has a Bachelor in Business, majoring in Marketing. She has also completed a separate undergraduate study in Economics and Finance.