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COVID-19: What rights do I have as an apprentice?

Your employer may try to suspend your apprenticeship but you do not need to agree - your apprenticeship can only be suspended through mutual agreement.

Instead you could be stood down with or without pay depending on your award or agreement. This is a better option as that way you can resume your apprenticeship when work picks up again. 

We also recommend apprenticeships get an up to date list of competencies/their trade profiling signed off by the boss so that they have documentation of their work and training completed to date.

Also if possible under the changing circumstances we recommend that apprentices continue to attend TAFE (online of course!), whether you are suspended or not.

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We want Victoria to be a state where young people feel safe and respected at work - it's only by standing together that we can make that happen.

Volunteers are a crucial part of the Young Workers community. Sign up below and get involved today!

(Or to find out more about doing a placement as an advocate, click here!)

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