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Tasmanian Traineeships and Apprenticeships Committee (TTAC)

The Tasmanian Traineeships and Apprenticeships Committee (TTAC) is a statutory committee established under and governed by the Training and Workforce Development Act 2013 (the Act).

What does the TTAC do?

The objective of the TTAC is to ensure that Tasmania has effective and accessible systems and procedures for training contracts and vocational placements.

The TTAC issues guidelines and procedures for the operation of vocational placements and training contracts, and provides advice to the Minister on these matters. The committee may conciliate or arbitrate disputes arising from the terms, conditions and operation of training contracts and vocational placements, in accordance with section 52 of the Act.

The TTAC convenes bi-monthly or as required for urgent matters, and matters may also be considered out-of-session.

TTAC's clients are:

  • employers
  • apprentices and trainees
  • registered training organisations

TTAC Policies and Guidelines

The TTAC has developed policies and guidelines for the purpose of the uniform administration of training contracts, and the fair and equitable treatment of parties to those contracts. Each policy is considered against TTAC's powers conferred to it by the Training and Workforce Development Act 2013.

TTAC Policies and Guidelines | PDF 708 KB | effective July 2021

Recent revisions include Policy 12 and Policy 13 (see details below):

TTAC Policy 12 - Training Contracts for School Aged Learners

The revised TTAC Policy 12 - Training Contracts for School Aged Learners is effective from 1 February 2021.

Training contracts signed after 1 February 2021 will not be registered without completion of the new School Aged Learner Endorsement Form.

School Aged Learner Endorsement Form I Word 63KB effective February 2021

TasGov Policy 12 Factsheet I PDF 140KB

TasGov Policy 12 FAQ I PDF 102 KB

TTAC Policy 13 - Supervision under a training contract

TTAC Policy 13 Supervision under a training contract has been revised.

For training contracts signed before 1 July 2021, supervision arrangements will need to be reviewed at the next meeting between the RTO, employer and learner to update the training plan. These supervision arrangements will need to comply with the new policy and be recorded on the training plan by 31 December 2021.

For training contracts signed on or after 1 July 2021, the new policy applies immediately.

Please refer to the Policy 13 - Factsheet and FAQs (PDF 158KB) document for further information.

If you have any questions, please contact a Training Consultant or your ANP.

(See also TTAC policy mandating minimum requirements for training plans)

The TTAC members

The TTAC is a seven person committee with the following members:

  • Philip Mussared (Chair)
  • John Oakley
  • Colleen Reardon
  • Ben Standen
  • Camille O'Meara
  • Sue Kilpatrick
  • Andrew Frost

The Department of State Growth

Meetings are generally attended by the following Skills Tasmania (Department of State Growth) staff:

  • Director, Policy, Strategy & Performance (Acting) – Libby Doughty
  • Manager, Apprenticeship Policy and Events – John Furness
  • Senior Policy Analyst – Sarah Patterson
  • Executive Support and Policy Officer – Trish Ziegler

Skills Tasmania (Department of State Growth) staff assist the TTAC by:

  • Providing secretariat services to the Committee
  • Providing advice and support to employers, apprentices, trainees, registered training organisations (RTOs) and Apprenticeship Network Providers (ANP)
  • Approving new apprenticeship and traineeship qualifications (including funding where appropriate), and
  • Registering training contracts and administering the amendment of training contracts.


For further information contact:

Executive Support Officer, Workforce Policy and Strategic Relations, Skills Tasmania