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ASA celebrates 20 years of apprenticeship and traineeship support in Victoria

Submitted on Thursday, 6th December 2018

This year, Apprenticeship Support Australia (ASA) is marking its milestone 20-year anniversary. Since inception, it has helped more than 275,000 Victorians enter an apprenticeship or traineeship and launch their careers.

ASA offers free, easily accessible and quality services throughout Victoria, from Warrnambool to Sale and in every suburb of Melbourne.

For employers, ASA supports them to take on an apprentice or trainee, makes sure they are matched with the right candidate and ensures they are accessing available incentives. ASA has supported more than 100,000 employers to recruit, train and retain an apprentice or trainee.

For apprentices and trainees, ASA provides holistic support from choosing the right career and educational pathway to helping them prepare for the workforce and matching them with a suitable employer.

A great example of this is Bakers Delight Bacchus Marsh and Gisborne that have been working with ASA for almost 20 years. ASA has helped them sign up almost 300 apprentice and trainees over multiple stores. Owner and Director Richard Peel said, “training staff through a structured apprenticeship program has been critical for our growth in Victorian Central Highlands region”.

As skills shortages persist and public and private investment continues to intensify, boosting the number of people undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship is vital to improving productivity, creating jobs and increasing Victoria’s economic growth.

ASA’s services are recognised as best practice, evidenced by ASA boasting some of the highest completion rates across the country.

ASA is a national provider, owned and operated by the Australian Chamber Network. The Victorian arm of ASA is powered by the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

To find out how ASA can support your business and to access its free services, visit:


Photo: Michael Toner (ASA), Dylan Davis (Apprentice), Richard Peel (Owner, Director Bacchus Marsh and Gisborne Bakers Delight).

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