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Support for parents

Talk with your child about their career goals and the apprenticeship which will best support their goals.

  • Discuss and develop strategies together to balance work, training, transportation etc.
  • Discuss the responsibilities involved in being a paid member of the workforce and show an interest and talk to your child about their day at work.
  • Encourage your child to talk about any issues they may be facing.

As a parent or guardian of an apprentice, there are many things you can do to improve the chances of your son or daughter successfully completing their apprenticeship.

These include:

  • Getting involved - Take a personal interest in the tasks, duties and responsibilities, including the rights and responsibilities of the apprentice.
  • Providing encouragement - Provide continual encouragements to the apprentice, in particular when a milestone has been achieved such as successfully completing each year of the Australian apprenticeships and training modules.
  • Reinforcing the importance of integrity and honesty - Both are fundamental to gain the trust, respect and honesty of others in the workplace.
  • Engaging training providers - Involve yourself with the TAFE component of the apprenticeship.
  • Promoting the benefits of holding a trade qualification - Foster awareness that there are excellent career opportunities available within the trades, which will lead to ongoing employment at competitive remunerations levels.