Employing an apprentice or trainee

Disputes, termination or variation

Apprenticeships and traineeships include a probationary period after which the training contract can be terminated only with the agreement of all parties.

Probationary period

All training contracts include a probationary period. This period varies according to the length of the apprenticeship or traineeship.

During the probationary period either party can withdraw from the contract but must inform the Department for Innovation and Skills.

An apprentice or a trainee cannot be dismissed once the probationary period has expired. The training contract can be transferred, suspended, terminated or varied with the agreement of all parties.

Make changes to your training contract - South Australian Skills Gateway

Termination and suspension

If you need help to resolve issues, disagreements or disputes with your apprentice or trainee phone the Infoline on 1800 673 097.

Transfer of training contract between employers

A training contract can be transferred from one employer to another provided all parties agree and the application is approved.

Make changes to your training contract - South Australian Skills Gateway

Contact us

Phone: 1800 673 097
Email: skills@sa.gov.au


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Page last updated 1 April 2019

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