The ISMAA programs aims to significantly increase retention and completion rates for apprentices in industries impacted by critical skills shortages. The manufacturing industry has been identified as one of these industries. 

The program will assist 1st and 2nd year apprentices and trainees in overcoming life and work-based challenges. Helping them work towards completion of their trade training. 

We are pleased to announced FIAA as an approved provider of the Department of Education and Training (DET) ISMAA program. FIAA will provide FREE on the job mentoring support. This will be a tailored, individualised mentoring program.

ISMAA is available to all businesses within the furnishing, kitchens and bathroom manufacturing sectors who have 1st & 2nd year apprentices or trainees.

Over the coming weeks, FIAA will be contacting apprentices, trainees and as many employers as possible to inform them of the benefits of participating in this FREE(Government Subsidised) mentoring program

FIAA's collaboration with the ISMAA program will ensure the ongoing development of a highly skilled and competent workforce within the Furniture and Cabinetmaking trades. 

For more information download the brochure here or contact the team: or 0419 786 836.

*applies to ACT/NSW/SA 1st and 2nd year apprentices/trainees only

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.
  • Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices (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.
  • Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices (ISMAA) is delivered by Service Providers across Australia in major cities as well as rural and regional areas.

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