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What is a training contract?

Before an apprenticeship or traineeship can start, you will need to sign into a training contract.

A training contract is a legal agreement between an employer and an apprentice or trainee that outlines:

  • the number of hours of employment per week that the apprentice or trainee will be employed. This includes on-the-job and off-the-job training time
  • the length of the training contract (known as the nominal term or duration)
  • the qualification the apprentice or trainee is undertaking
  • details of the Registered Training Organisation which will provide training and assessment services
  • the industrial arrangements under which the apprentice or trainee will be employed
  • the obligations of employer and the apprentice or trainee.

It is the foundation for the apprenticeship and traineeship where the parties (the employer and the apprentice or trainee, including the parents or guardian of the apprentice or trainee if they are under 18 years of age)  agree on how the relationship will work.

To ensure a productive relationship, it is important to know and understand your obligations before signing into a training contract. See the information on Conditions of apprenticeships and traineeships in Tasmania for further information.

If you are ready to employ an apprentice or trainee or become an apprentice or trainee you should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP).

Need further information?

Your local ANP is there to assist you with any questions that you may have regarding the training contract and the sign up process.