Wages and conditions

We only regulate training contracts, not employment contracts.

Apprentices must receive the wages and conditions under an appropriate award, approved enterprise agreement, or the national minimum wage and National Employment Standards.

You are required by law to make a copy of this award or agreement available to your employees. 

Apprentices and trainees have the same entitlements as your other employees, such as annual leave, sick leave, public holidays and breaks.

The Fair Work Ombudsman can help you with:

  • wages, benefits, allowances and subsidies
  • apprentice entitlements
  • trainee entitlements
  • resolving workplace issues

For more information, see: