Termination of a training contract without apprentice consent
This fact sheet explains the process to be followed if an employer wishes to terminate a training contract and the apprentice or trainee does not consent to the termination. You may contact your nominated Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider for advice and guidance.
View the Termination without apprentice consent fact sheet
The training plan is used to monitor progress and record achieved competencies during the course of a training contract and must be negotiated and agreed to by the employer, the apprentice or trainee, and the registered training organisation. This fact sheet explains the requirements of a training plan and how it is used within a training contract.
View the Training Plans fact sheet
Please note that the requirements of a ‘complying training plan’ are prescribed under Regulation 43 of the Vocational Education and Training (General) Regulations 2009 (WA).
National training plan template
A national training plan template has been developed by the Australian Apprenticeship Reform Working Group and can be used to assist training plan development. In Western Australia it is not mandatory for training providers to follow this template.
Download the National training plan template
Training contract assessment and registration
Training contracts and holders of temporary work (skilled) visa (subclass 457)
This fact sheet outlines the Department of Training and Workforce Development's position regarding temporary work (skilled) visa (subclass 457) holders wanting to enter into a training contract in Western Australia.
View the Training contracts and holders of temporary work (skilled) visa (subclass 457 fact sheet
Training contract obligations
A training contract is a legally binding agreement between employer and apprentice or trainee. In signing the contract, all parties are bound by certain obligations in the contract and legislation.
View the Training contract obligations fact sheet
Trade skills recognition is available to candidates seeking formal acknowledgement of their trade skills and knowledge through recognition of prior learning. TSR applies to all Class A qualifications or Class B qualifications with training type of 'apprentice' or ‘trainee’ with the condition that the qualification can only be obtained by fulfilling the obligations of an apprentice under a training contract as stipulated on the Public Register of Prescribed Vocational Education and Training Qualifications.
The Trade skills recognition policy provides advice to training providers and individuals.
View the Trade Skills Recognition policy
A Registered Training Organisation may submit a Trade skills recognition trade certificate application form to notify of an individual’s eligibility for a trade certificate.
Update employer details in the training contract
If you wish to update employer details, such as address or contact information, please use the Notice to update employer detail form.
Update personal details in the training contract
If an apprentice or trainee and/or their guardian (if applicable) wishes to update their personal details, such as name, address or contact information, please use the Notice to update personal details form [PDF 346KB].
Variation to a training contract
During an apprenticeship or traineeship, it may be necessary to make a variation to the training contract. Changes that require a variation to be made include a change to the qualification or trade, the nominated training provider, or the employment type or arrangements.
If you wish to vary your training contract, please use the Notice to vary a training contract form.