You can apply to change the qualification your apprentice or trainee is studying through their apprenticeship or traineeship. This usually occurs when an updated version of their qualification becomes available.
If they change to a higher level qualification this may increase the term of the training contract (e.g. from Certificate II to Certificate III), while changing to a lower level qualification may decrease the term of the training contract.
If you are seeking to vary the trade or vocation, your business will first need to be registered to employ apprentices or trainees in the new trade or vocation. You can check the scope of your registration at the Training and Skills Commission website.
To apply to change the vocation or qualification, complete the Vocation or Qualification variation application form and send it to the Department of State Development using the fax, email or postal address on the form.
You will be notified of the outcome of your application.