Minimum hours differ depending on the type of apprenticeship or traineeship.
Part-time apprenticeship or traineeship
An average of at least 13 hours per week. The 13 hours must be made up of 7 hours employment and 6 hours structured training, except where the program is fully workplace based.
The minimum 13 hours in employment and training may be averaged over a period of 1, 2 or 4 weeks.
A minimum of 13 hours per week.
When undertaking Certificates I or II, apprentices or trainees must be withdrawn from routine work duties for a minimum of 1.5 hours per week averaged over a 2 month cycle (pro rata for part-time with a minimum of one half hour) for structured training or learning activities. This must occur periodically.
When undertaking Certificate III or above, apprentices or trainees must be withdrawn from routine work duties for a minimum of 3 hours per week (pro rata for part-time with a minimum of one hour) for planned training, averaged over a 4 week cycle.
School-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SBAT)
For information about the minimum hours for school-based apprenticeships and traineeships, see:
To download the full policy on the minimum hours for each type of apprenticeship or traineeship, see: