2021 ATO Tax Guide for Tradies

It’s tax time! It pays to learn what work-related expenses you can claim. Do you know what you can and can’t claim during tax time? Lodging your tax return is easy with the ATO’s work-related expenses guide for tradies. Download the summary guide here. When completing your tax return, you may be able to claim…

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2021 ATO Tax Guide for Apprentices

It’s tax time! It pays to learn what work-related expenses you can claim. Do you know what you can and can’t claim during tax time? Lodging your tax return is easy with the ATO’s work-related expenses guide for apprentices. For helpful information on which expenses can and cannot be claimed at tax time, download this…

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Opportunity for hundreds of new apprentices and trainees to be engaged by small and medium sized-businesses in WA

22 February 2021 MEDIA RELEASE Opportunity for hundreds of new apprentices and trainees to be engaged by small and medium sized-businesses in WA Group Training Organisations in Western Australia today welcomed the government’s announcement that, if re-elected, it will invest $32.4 million to provide openings for an additional 300 new apprentices and trainees engaged through…

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Apprentices and Trainees Vital to Rebuilding Western Australia’s Economy

15th February 2021 MEDIA RELEASE Apprentices and trainees vital to rebuilding Western Australia’s economy Western Australia’s post-COVID economic recovery will depend upon a pipeline of new apprentices and trainees with the enthusiasm and skills capable of meeting the needs of a growing and evolving workforce, the Apprentice Employment Network WA (AEN WA) said today. The…

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Restoring and Reinvigorating the Apprenticeship Sector 2021

February 2021 – AEN WA Policy Document Across Australia, the numbers of apprentices and trainees collapsed at the height of the COVID-induced recession, and numbers have only just begun to recover. The group training network felt the full brunt of the decline, with hundreds of apprentices and trainees in Western Australia being handed back by…

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New Program to Boost Mature Age Apprenticeships

27 January 2021 MEDIA RELEASE Apprentice employers today welcomed the West Australian government’s unveiling of a pilot program to help take on mature-age apprentices and trainees in the building and construction industry. The pilot, announced by Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery, will see financial support provided for employers of mature-age…

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2020 Awards Of Excellence Winners Announced

30 November 2020 The Apprentice Employment Network WA Inc (AEN WA), congratulates the winners of the 2020 Awards of Excellence. The Awards of Excellence recognise and promote the outstanding achievements of apprentices and trainees employed by our member Group Training Organisations operating in Western Australia and the host employers who support them. Chairman, Stuart Diepeveen said, “This year, despite…

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Apprentice employers welcome PM’s $2bn JobTrainer package

Australia’s largest network of employers of apprentices and trainees today welcomed the federal government’s $2 billion package of support for apprentices, trainees and skills development. The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) said the JobTrainer package will substantially widen the existing support measures to thousands of additional apprentices and trainees, and help save jobs. The Chief…

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National register will connect apprentices and trainees with employers to safeguard jobs and careers

Apprentices and trainees from small businesses who recently lost their jobs are now able to connect with prospective employers to explore ongoing work, through a new national service launched today. The Apprentice and Trainee Re-engagement Register will support apprentices and trainees displaced as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, by connecting them with a network of employers…

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Government’s apprentice support initiative provides a much-needed lift for small business

The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) has today welcomed the federal government’s decision to introduce strong measures to assist small businesses to retain apprentices in the face of unsettling economic conditions. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced an apprentice wage subsidy payment that will assist small businesses to keep their existing apprentices and trainees in…

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New study shows group training organisations achieving superior completion rates for apprentices and trainees

Australia’s network of group training organisations (GTOs) are achieving “substantially higher” completion rates of apprentices and trainees than direct employers in small and medium sized businesses, according to a landmark study released today. The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) welcomed the research findings from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research, which show the group…

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2019 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The Apprentice Employment Network WA Inc (AENWA) congratulates the winners of the 2019 Awards of Excellence. The Awards of Excellence recognise the achievements of apprentices and trainees employed by our member Group Training Organisations in Western Australia. Chairman, Stuart Diepeveen said,  “the 2019 Awards of Excellence event is a celebration that highlights excellence in training. It recognises and promotes the outstanding commitment…

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Directions Worforce Solutions employee wins WA Apprentice of the Year

The Apprentice Employment Network WA congratulates our member Group Training Organisation – Directions Workforce Solutions Inc, on their employee Anthony Di Cristofaro’s win as WA  Apprentice of the Year, at the WA Training Awards, Friday 13 September. Anthony’s win as a matured aged apprentice demonstrates how Group Training Organisations can give your work life new direction. Ian Eardley, Chief Executive Officer, Directions Workforce Solutions Inc…

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2019 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The Apprentice Employment Network WA Inc, announces the finalists of the 2019 Awards of Excellence. The Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the outstanding achievements of apprentices and trainees who are employed by a Group Training Organisation in Western Australia and the contributions of their Host Employers. Chairman, Stuart Diepeveen said, “the 2019 Awards of Excellence…

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