Apprenticeships and Vocational Education and Training (VET) are pathways that many rural and remote students venture along.
The Federal ICPA team looking after this portfolio is Kate Thompson (portfolio leader), Nikki Macqueen, Suzanne Wilson, Kristen Coggan, Sally Sullivan and Jane O’Brien.
The Training Reports presented at the annual Federal Conference can be read here:
Motion updates can be read here:
Our training policies are based on arising member issues and relate to the training education needs of rural and remote students.
My Skills website provides a national directory of vocational education and training (VET) organisations, courses, campus facilities and services. It enables the student to search for and compare VET courses and training providers and courses by industry and skills in demand.
This website provides quick, up to date and easy access to information regarding Australian Apprenticeships. It includes programs, support and advice for people looking to start apprenticeships and also support and assistance for apprentices during their apprenticeships
Or phone: Australian Apprenticeships Referral Line 13 38 73
This website lists a state by state guide to some financial incentives and benefits for apprenticeships.
Australian Apprenticeship Pathways provides information, tools and resources covering a range of potential apprenticeship and traineeship career pathways.
My Future is an easy-to-use interactive online service with career information, assisting people to make career decisions, plan career pathways and manage work transitions and includes up-to-date details of education and training providers, scholarships and courses Australia-wide
The Good Universities Guide will assist students and families to find courses at Australia’s universities, TAFEs and Training colleges.
Job Outlook is an interactive site which can help you make decisions about study and training, your first job, or the next step in your career.
Information for students about government assistance for financing tertiary study including links to study options, subsidised fees and government loans (HELP and VET Student Loans), loan repayments, scholarships and additional student income support options.
The section contains information on comparing courses and providers in both the higher education and vocational education and training (VET) sectors.
· Beyond School Study Guide – digital resource aimed at year 10 to year 12 students that provides information on tertiary study options and government assistance.
This Government website contains information and links to websites relating to VET.
Youth Allowance Overview – Helpful Information
The Youth Allowance Document aims to summarise the lengthy YA website. ICPA would like to thank the Department of Human Services for their invaluable assistance with clarification of information for this document – it is updated in January each year.
Training Submissions - All ICPA (Aust) submissions can be viewed here
ICPA (Aust) is pleased to lodge the following submission to the Department of Education and Training on the Review of the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act.
The Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association of Australia, ICPA (Aust), welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Redesigning VET FEE-HELP Discussion Paper with recommendations for consideration to ensure equity of access to the Vocational and Educational system for rural and remote students.