On 27 April 2015 the Government announced the successful organisations that will form the new Australian Apprenticeship Support Network. From 1 July 2015 the Apprenticeship Support Network will make it easier for employers to recruit, train and retain apprentices and trainees with the ultimate aim of improving Australian apprenticeships completion rates.

The Network introduces innovative new targeted services which will deliver tailored advice and support to Australian apprentices and employers who need additional assistance prior to sign-up and in-training.

Eleven organisations make up the new Apprenticeship Network with services being delivered through more than 280 network provider sites. Coverage in rural and remote areas will be via outreach servicing arrangements in an additional 160 locations. For more details, including a list of the Network agencies in each state and territory, go to www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au.