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Changes to the apprenticeship dispute resolution process

Most apprenticeships proceed smoothly but occasionally disputes between apprentices and employers arise.

The apprenticeship dispute resolution process has changed to resolve disputes as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Parties to a dispute may choose to have it resolved by a delegate ‘on the papers’, without the need for a formal proceeding. Time limits have also been introduced to stop employers and apprentices being left in limbo after an apprentice’s employment has ceased.

Information on these changes will be available soon on the VRQA website. In the meantime, if you would like to know more, contact Chris Ingham, Executive Manager, Apprenticeships and Traineeships at ingham.christopher.j@edumail.vic.gov.au.