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 Regulation and Contract Management 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 the Training And Skills Commission website and view the minimum hours in training and employment guidelines.
You 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 DSD using the fax, email or postal address on the form.
We will notify you with the outcome of your application in writing.