Doing an apprenticeship or traineeship part-time has been out of reach for many elite athletes because of managing the demands of sport with the requirement to fulfil a minimum number of hours in order to gain a qualification. The new Elite Athletes Apprenticeship and Traineeship (EAAT) arrangements, announced today by Minister for Education and Training, the Honourable Sue Ellery BA MLC, provide increased flexibility and make the system more equitable for elite athletes such as AFL players and Olympians. Minimum part-time hours will change from 15 or 20 hours per week to 7.5 hours per week for elite athletes, averaged over six-month periods. FutureNow worked closely with Western Australian sports industry stakeholders to support the development of the new arrangements.
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