Industry Updates

Stay on top of the latest important industry updates for Registered Training Organisations and for current and future employers with apprentices and trainees.

18 May, 2017
A new Australian Government program aims to make it easier for businesses to find and recruit young people.
18 May, 2017
The Australian Government has recently announced the establishment of an Ombudsman body to address complaints regarding the VET FEE-HELPscheme and the new VET Student Loans program.
11 April, 2017
A recent report conducted by the Fair Work Ombudsman has revealed some businesses have been incorrectly paying their apprentices and trainees.
20 March, 2017
Employers, training providers, and even apprentices could be risking a $5,000 fine under regulations enforced by the Department of Training and Workforce Development (DTWD).
27 February, 2017
The State government’s Housing Authority is seeking to establish a panel of builders to deliver work as part of its $200 million North-West Aboriginal Housing Fund (NWAHF) investment program.
16 February, 2017
Rheem are offering 10 grants to apprentice plumbers worth $3,000 each, through their Rheem Apprentice Plumber Grants program.
19 January, 2017
The Federal government announced the closure of its Industry Skills Fund program in late-December.
19 January, 2017
Businesses now have further incentive to recruit a young person as their next employee, with the Federal government’s new Youth Bonus Wage Subsidy taking effect as of January 1 this year.

Chambers Apprenticeship Support Australia Limited trading as Apprenticeship Support Australia is a service provider contracted by the Australian Government as represented by the Department of Education and Training to provide support services to prospective and current employers and Australian Apprentices. Apprenticeship Support Australia is one of a number of Network Providers in Western Australia. This website does not represent the Australian Government. For information about Australian Apprenticeships from the Australian Government, visit