You need a training contract to employ and train a person in an apprenticeship or traineeship.
All apprentices and trainees employed in Queensland are registered with the Department of Education and Training.
Apprentices and trainees are under probation for an initial period of their employment and training, during which time either party can terminate the apprenticeship or traineeship for any reason the applicable notice period as per the relevant award.
As an employer you must lodge a training contract to make application for an apprentice or trainee within one month of the probation period ending.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
No fees are payable for this training contract. There are tuition fees which are the responsibility of an apprentice/trainee, these are payable direct to the training provider. The fees vary depending on a range of factors.
During the period of a full time/part time apprenticeship or traineeship, as an employer you must release the apprentice or trainee to attend college, or be removed from routine work for training delivery and assessment, and pay them for this time.
You can obtain further information from the following places:
Contact Fair Work Ombudsman about wages and employment conditions including wage rates, leave, and tool entitlements.
Department of Education and Training
Employment, Training and Skills Investment
Queensland Apprenticeship and Traineeship Office
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