Suspending my training contract

Suspension is a means of placing your apprenticeship or traineeship “on hold” temporarily. It might happen if

  • you are sick or hospitalised for a while
  • you are a participant in a big sporting event
  • the company is closing temporarily
  • there is a seasonal lack of work.

Both you and you employer should agree

  • Your training contract can be suspended by mutual agreement between you and your employer.
  • You cannot be forced to suspend your training contract with your employer.
  • You cannot simply cease work temporarily without the consent of your employer.

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Get advice first

Before doing anything, or agreeing to any change to your training contract contact your Australian Apprenticeship contact.

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How to organise a suspension

If you want to suspend your training contract and your employer does not agree contact your local Training Services NSW office - ph 13 28 11.

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Training Services NSW is the Government Authority for all aspects of apprenticeships and traineeships - ph 13 28 11.

Page last updated: 27 July 2016