Trade Papers Reintroduced For Tradesmen

Trade Papers Reintroduced For Tradesmen

Victoria Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney

Trade Papers Now A Reality For Victorian Tradies

Victor P Taffa

Andrews Government is ensuring Victorians who have done the hard yards to complete an apprenticeship can have their trade recognised through Trade Papers.

Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney joined Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos and Member for Southern Metropolitan Nina Taylor to meet with tradespeople at the Worldskills Australia Global Skills Challenge at Holmesglen Institute.

“Trade Papers are much more than a piece of paper to hang on the wall they are an official certification that graduates can be proud of and employers can trust.” Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education Gayle Tierney said.

Minister Tierney presented Trade Papers to 3 tradespeople who are in the running to represent Australia as part of the “Skillaroos” squad at the Worldskills Championships in Russia later this year.

Trade Papers are a certificate awarded to those who successfully complete their formal training through an apprenticeship. It serves as a signal to employers and customers that this person can apply occupational skills on-the-job.

“There’s never been a better time to take up a trade and we’re making sure apprentices are recognised with a certificate.” Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos said.

In Victoria, skilled workers are in high demand, which is why the Andrews Government is investing $644 Million to continue transforming skills and training in Victoria.

This investment includes $43.8 Million to reintroduce Trade Papers, implement new independent assessments and update learning materials, and to create quality apprenticeships and traineeships for the modern economy.

Andrews Government is also supporting school-based apprentices and trainees through a $49.8 Million boost to Head Start a new model that supports students to stay at school to finish their VCAL, VCE or apprenticeship.


VCAL             Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning

VCE                Victorian Certificate of Education