Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices

What is Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices (ISMAA)?

Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices
  • ISMAA is funded by the Australian Government and provides intensive support to apprentices and trainees in the first two years of their training in industries that are undergoing structural change
  • ISMAA complements other Australian Government support for apprentices, trainees and their employers through the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program, Trade Support Loans and the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network
  • ISMAA is delivered by Service Providers across Australia in major cities as well as rural and regional areas
  • ISMAA is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training

ISMAA is a Government initiative to support, mentor and assist apprentices and trainees throughout their apprenticeship with the end goal to increase retention rates and see more Australian Apprentices complete their training.

Here at Skill Hire, we understand that going through an apprenticeship isn’t always an easy process and that’s why we are pleased to be working with the Department of Education and Training to deliver the a brand new Government initiative that enables us to offer an additional mentoring service to eligible Australian apprentices, totally free of charge!

Our vision is to work with the next generation of trades people, to do all in our power to ensure they complete their apprenticeship and to set them up for a successful, sustainable career.

We understand that the construction industry can naturally have highs and lows and through the delivery of the ISMAA contract, we aim to boost retention rates and help our apprentices become the employers of the future.

Skill Hire will be delivering ISMAA (Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices) contract to apprentices within the construction industry across metro & regional Western Australia.

ISMAA is a FREE service

Skill Hire’s team of qualified and dedicated mentors can offer an additional support network for eligible Australian apprentices.

ISMAA eligibility

Skill Hire are able to offer the mentoring service to any apprentice that meets the following criteria:

  • Within the first two years or 730 days of full time apprenticeship OR within the first four years or 1460 days of a part-time apprenticeship
  • Working within the construction industry
  • Based anywhere within the follow regions of Western Australia; Goldfields, Esperance & Wheat belt, Perth & Region, Midwest or South west & Great Southern

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  • The year 11 and 12 students have loved the three day course in the Trade Centre.

    Busselton Senior High School
  • Working with Skill Hire was an absolute joy! Our students enjoyed an unsurpassed opportunity to learn and develop skills that supported their career aspirations. The opportunity to engage with on-site works meant that our students have now had a real experience of these trades and feel more confident in their ability to succeed.

    Vanessa Buemi
    Cyril Jackson Senior High School
  • A HUGE thank you for organising the Try-A-Trade for our students. All three teachers have come back to school absolutely buzzing about what the boys achieved in those three days and what a fantastic program it is. They also said the trainer was amazing and worked so well with the boys.

    Carlee Ingleson
    Churchlands School
  • Special thanks to Mathew Pritchard in assisting with our Pastry Chef vacancy. Very responsive to our needs urgently. We got the shortlist candidates promptly, interviews were organised swiftly by and we got our new Pastry Chef on board in a matter of days! Special thanks to Ben Willis as well in your flexibility and assistance. We greatly appreciate this

    Angela Neill
    The Mayfair Hotel
  • The SOP delivered by Skill Hire has been exceptional.

    Busselton Senior High School
  • Skill hire is completely hassle free and I have only good things to say about their service and staff. They fully meet my requirements and expectations every time. Their staff are always well presented, reliable and professional. I absolutely trust Skill Hire to meet my needs and the needs of my catering clients, and will continue to utilize them for all of my kitchen and FOH staff outsourcing. Thanks Ben, Heidi and team!

    Bree May
    Food According to Bree
  • Thank you awesome Skill Hire team! I just wanted to say that I'm very impressed with the high quality of staff you've been providing on a consistent basis, even at short notice. Thanks especially to Ben, Nathan and Rob, you've always made things very easy and provided fantastic service with a smile.

    Adrian McGregor
    Newform Developments
  • Amazing! Heidi and Ben were extremely helpful and efficient. They found the right staff for our needs and we will definitely keep working with them in the future.
    Highly recommend

    Francisco Navarrete
    KUA Bar & Bistro
  • Students have learnt skills such as setting out, mixing mud, leveling, working in teams, communications and producing a sound product at the end (letter box).

    Busselton Senior High School
  • All students enjoyed their time at Skill Hire very much. Students were excited to see the end result, but were just as excited to demolish it!

    (These students recently took part in a three day Try-A-Trade course at Skill Hire, funded by the Construction Training Fund)

    Secondary School
  • Thank you for allowing Greg Knobloch the time to present to our VET Induction Day.....The information contained in his OHS presentation was highly engaging and of utmost importance in preparing students for their upcoming work placements. We very much appreciate his time, expertise and experience in this area...

    Dainon Couzic & Connie Watson
    Busselton Senior High School
  • Skill Hire trainers create an excellent relationship with all students thus making the three days enjoyable for all participants

    Busselton Senior High School
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