Tradeswomen Australia today has urged the community to continue to support the Victorian Government’s strategies against the coronavirus to protect Victorian families in the longer term.


Fiona McDonald, Managing Director of Tradeswomen Australia, said it is vital for the community to continue to treat the move out of lockdown with caution to protect themselves, the people they come in contact with, and the wider community.


“With all of the hard work and sacrifices made by thousands of nurses, doctors, Ambulance paramedics, Police, staff in Government agencies and the general community, it is important that all efforts are made to have a safe transition to living in a COVID Safe environment”


Tradeswomen Australia will continue its ‘Operation Protect and Preserve’ program to assist apprentices who have lost their jobs or who have had apprenticeships put on hold during this period.


The Tradeswomen Australia Operation Protect and Preserve apprentice action sheet listed:

  1. Register on the Apprentice displacement portals
  2. Check what Financial Support is available
  3. Reduce your bills and get your budget under control
  4. Update your resume and list all your experience
  5. Utilise social media to reach out to your friends and acquaintances
  6. Start networking through making a list of relevant contacts
  7. Apply for jobs through registering on Tradeswomen Australia’s jobs portal
  8. Look after yourself through taking up free services that will support you.


Register for ‘Operation Protect and Preserve’ on the Tradeswomen Australia website –


Ms McDonald said the organisation will also promote information to assist apprentices and their families remain safe.


Actions to Keep COVID Safe

  • Stay up to date with the official information and health advice to help stop the spread of COVID-19
  • Get a quick snapshot of the current official status within Victoria
  • Check your symptoms, if you are concerned about yourself or someone else, get tested
  • Find relevant contact information
  • Access updated information from the Victorian Government.


Media Enquiries:

Ron Smith, Media Communications, Tradeswomen Australia –

Mobile: 0417 329 201