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Cancellation of an apprenticeship or traineeship

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July 2014
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A registered training contract may be cancelled either when the parties mutually agree, or in certain circumstances, by the Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE).

Cancellation by all parties

Where the parties to the registered training contract agree to cancel the training contract, the ATF-034 Cancel a registered training contract (by all parties) form is completed, signed and forwarded to DETE.

A party to the training contract may withdraw their consent to the agreement to cancel the training contract. A parent or guardian's is also required if the person withdrawing is the apprentice or trainee and they are under the age of 18. This notification must be in writing and received by DETE within seven days after the application for cancellation was received by DETE.

If a party withdraws their consent and it is received by DETE within the above timeframe, the application for cancellation is withdrawn and the training contract remains active.

If DETE does not receive a withdrawal of consent, the cancellation will take affect and written notification will be sent to all parties.

Where the cancellation is for a training contract that has not been completed and signed, it is advisable that the parties contact DETE via Apprenticeships Info for further advice.

In some circumstances, parties may wish to consider a transfer or suspension of the training contract as an alternative to cancellation. The ATIS-046 Transfer of a registered training contract - permanent or temporary and ATIS-047 Suspension of a registered training contract information sheets provide further details.

Cancellation by DETE

DETE may propose to cancel a registered training contract if advised of any of the following:

For further information

Phone Apprenticeships Info on 1800 210 210 regarding the cancellation of the contract.

Apprentice or trainees, who feel they have been unfairly dismissed, should seek assistance from the Fair Work Ombudsman on 13 13 94.

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