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Australian Apprenticeships Management System (AAMS)
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Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart
The Australian Government is introducing a new approach to support the operation of Australian Apprenticeships in Australia.
From July 2015, the new Australian Apprenticeship Support Network will be in place which will place a stronger focus on genuine engagement with stakeholders of the system, primarily apprentices and employers. Innovative approaches to improving the quality of sign-ups to apprenticeships and mentoring support to employers and apprentices will also be implemented.
This new approach to servicing is designed to improve the quality of apprenticeship training and completion rates. The new services will also be state and territory based, so they are aligned with the support they offer to apprentices and employers.
The Department of Industry is currently running a tender to contract providers for the new Australian Apprenticeship Support Network which will replace Australian Apprenticeships Centres (AACs) on 1 July 2015.
These services will be enabled by the Australian Apprenticeships Management System (AAMS). The Department of Industry is seeking proposals to deploy an IT system with significant e-business capability to streamline administration costs and reduce the need for paper-based processing and hard copy filing. The system will provide a platform for service delivery, and facilitate the storage of employer, apprentice, and network provider information and the make Commonwealth payments.
The current IT support system that determines eligibility for and makes payments of AAIP and TSL is the Commonwealth managed system, the Training and Youth Internet Management System (TYIMS). A key component to the Government’s reforms is to replace the TYIMS legacy system with AAMS.
The tenderer and any subcontractors proposed in the tender must not be named as not complying with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Cth).
The tenderer confirms that in dealing with its employees and independent contractors, the tenderer has due regard to Commonwealth policies on the engagement of workers, comply with Commonwealth policies on the engagement of workers, including the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (Cth) and obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth) and relevant work health and safety laws.
The tenderer and any subcontractors proposed in the tender are not insolvent, bankrupt, in liquidation, or under administration or receivership.
AAMS will replace TYIMS in a staged deployment commencing on 1 July 2015. Support (licenses, hosting, maintenance, change requests) will be for an initial period of three years, with an option to extend subject to negotiation.