If your apprentice or trainee was initially employed under a school based arrangement and has left school, or is no longer enrolled in SACE, you will need to apply to TAS to vary the contract from a part-time (school-based) apprenticeship or traineeship to a part-time or full-time (non-school-based) apprenticeship or traineeship.
Similarly, if the apprentice or trainee has previously been working full-time in the apprenticeship or traineeship but wishes to change (temporarily or permanently) to a part-time arrangement, you need to apply to TAS.
Regardless of the changes, your apprentice/trainee must meet the minimum required hours of employment and training. Visit Training And Skills Commission and view the guidelines.
It must also comply with the underpinning industrial agreement.
You and your apprentice or trainee must agree to the changes.
To apply to change the hours of employment and training, download the Change of hours application form and send it to TAS using the fax, email or postal address on the form.
Once approved, you will be notified of the change of hours in writing.