What Is ISMAA?

The Australian Government has contracted Apprenticeships Are Us to provide Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices (ISMAA) in the automotive industry across New South Wales and Victoria.

Apprenticeships Are Us offers eligible Australian Apprentices intensive support throughout the first two years of their Australian Apprenticeship, with the goal of assisting in the retention and completion of the Australian Apprenticeship by the apprentice. Our mentors are trade qualified and experienced automotive industry professionals who support apprentices through:

  • expert advice on career options, pathways, and skills development requirements within the automotive industry
  • individualised technical, career and pathway advice relevant to the changing nature of work within the industry and personal areas of interest
  • support with technical skills training
  • referral to other forms of support where the eligible Australian Apprentice is facing personal issues that are causing or likely to cause barriers to completion of training
  • support and advice to adapt to the demands of automotive industry workplaces

The ISMAA program complements the in-training support assistance provided by the apprentice’s Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider.