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Further Education and Training Act 2014 – 22 April 2016

Further Education and Training Regulation 2014 – 1 January 2016

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The government may declare the employment-based training leading to the qualification or statement of attainment to be an apprenticeship or traineeship.

  • Section 8; Regulation 3

An apprenticeship or traineeship may be ended during the probationary period by the giving of written notice by the employer to the apprentice or trainee or by the apprentice or trainee to the employer. The notice must state the date the apprenticeship or traineeship is to end. It is important to note that the employer must notify the government that the apprenticeship or traineeship has ended within 7 days after it ends.

  • Section 14

The employer of a person who is to be trained by the employer as an apprentice or trainee must ensure a training contract is signed by the parties within 14 days after the day the apprenticeship or traineeship starts. Note: If the person to be trained as an apprentice or trainee is under 18 years, the training contract must in most instances include the signed consent of a parent. Within 28 days of commencement, the employer is to provide the relevant contract (in the approved form) to the government (for registration). Note: If registration is refused, the apprenticeship/traineeship is to end as per the government decision (subject to earlier termination on agreement by the parties). If registered is granted, the parties are to be provided with written notice to that effect.

  • Sections 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 40, 54, 55, 56, 58, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 195, Schedule 1; Regulation 4

A person must not, either directly or indirectly, demand, accept, or agree to accept, from another person a premium for employing a person as an apprentice or trainee.

  • Section 19

Upon successful completion of an apprenticeship/traineeship, the parties to the registered training contract and the supervising registered training organisation (for the arrangement) must sign an agreement in the approved form stating that all training and assessment required under the relevant training plan has been completed by the apprentice or trainee. The supervising registered training organisation for the apprentice or trainee must give the ‘completion agreement’ to the government within 10 days after the agreement is signed. On receiving the agreement, the government must decide whether or not to issue a completion certificate for the apprenticeship or traineeship. For the definition of ‘supervising registered training organisation’, refer to the Schedule 1 dictionary.

  • Sections 5, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 65, 66, Schedule 1

The government may, by internet notice, declare a calling to be a ‘restricted calling’. Where a calling is restricted, an employer must not employ a person under 18 years in that calling unless the person has completed a qualification or statement of attainment relevant to the calling or is employed by the employer as an apprentice or trainee in the calling under a registered training contract. For the definition of ‘calling’, refer to the Schedule 1 dictionary.

  • Sections 5, 64, Schedule 1

A corporation may apply in the approved form to the government to be recognised as a group training organisation. The main function of a group training organisation is, by agreement between the organisation and an entity, to arrange for the entity to train, under a training plan, an apprentice or trainee employed by the organisation. If an application is successful, the corporation is issued a certificate of recognition stating the corporation is recognised as a group training organisation.

  • Sections 83, 84, 85, 86, 87

A corporation may apply in the approved form to the government to be recognised as a principal employer organisation. The main function of a principal employer organisation is, by agreement between the organisation and an entity, to arrange for the entity to train, under a training plan, an apprentice or trainee employed by the organisation. If an application is successful, the corporation is issued a certificate of recognition stating the corporation is recognised as a principal employer organisation.

  • Sections 91, 92, 93, 94, 95

An employer must not employ more than 24 apprentices or trainees that the employer is actively attempting to place under a hosting arrangement unless the employer is a group training organisation or a principal employer organisation.

  • Section 99

A person may apply to the government in the approved form for a certificate of achievement in a calling that is declared to be an apprenticeship or traineeship. Note: The application must be accompanied by: (a) a qualification or statement of attainment issued by a registered training organisation; (b) evidence of the employment the person has undertaken in the relevant calling; and (c) evidence the person has completed the program for the certificate of achievement in the relevant calling. The government may only grant the relevant certificate if satisfied the applicant has acquired the necessary skills and knowledge in the calling as stated in the program for the certificate of achievement.

  • Sections 100, 101, 102

The Office of the Training Ombudsman may receive complaints on referable matters, including, the provision of vocational education and training by a relevant training entity in Queensland, the quality of vocational education and training provided by a relevant training entity in Queensland, and a matter relating to an apprenticeship or traineeship in Queensland (among other matters) – refer to section 112D of the Act.

  • Sections 112B, 112D, 112E, 112F, 112G, 112H, 112I, 112J, 112P
Reason for law

To strengthen Queensland’s economic base by providing a skilled workforce that meets the current and future needs of industry, Government and the community. (Section 4)

Relevant links

Find a training course [Queensland Skills Gateway]
Find a training provider

Apprenticeships & Traineeships [Queensland Government]

Training [Department of Education, Training and Employment]
Apprenticeships currently available in Queensland
Traineeships currently available in Queensland
Restricted callings in Queensland
Forms (including training contracts)
Group training organisation contact list
Principal employer organisations register

Apprenticeships Info [Queensland Government]
Information sheets, forms & resources

Training Ombudsman [Queensland Government]

Search out-of-trade apprentice profiles [tradeapprentices.com.au]

Australian Apprenticeships [Australian Government]
Find an Australian Support Network Provider

Apprentices & Trainees [Fair Work Ombudsman]

Critique

Section 192 as it relates to costs may not reflect standard practice.

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