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Suspending an apprenticeship/traineeship

If your business is experiencing a shortage of work, suspension may be granted for three-month periods.

Other reasons where suspension may be approved for up to 12 months may include:

  • illness or injury (whether or not it is work-related)
  • travel overseas
  • maternity leave
  • other reasons.

How to suspend the apprenticeship

  1. First, discuss it with your apprentice and reach agreement.
  2. With your apprentice, complete the Application for Approval to Suspend a Training Contract form (doc - 89kb).
  3. Submit the completed form to your Apprenticeship Network Provider.