Training Plan

The Apprenticeship and Traineeship Act 2001 governs the establishment of apprenticeships and traineeships in New South Wales, which includes the requirement that a training plan be developed for every apprenticeship or traineeship established under the Act.

Training Plan Proposal

The Training Plan Proposal:

  • is developed by the employer, apprentice/trainee and nominated registered training organisation (RTO), with the help of their Apprenticeship Network Provider, at the start of an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • details the vocation, qualification title and qualification level to be undertaken by the apprentice or trainee, the mode of training delivery and other preliminary training information
  • confirms acceptance by the RTO of its nomination by the parties to deliver the training
  • has the nominated RTO give an undertaking to develop the Training Plan within 12 weeks of approval of the Training Contract
  • must be developed using the proforma provided by the Department on this website.

A copy of the completed Training Plan Proposal should be provided to the employer and the apprentice/trainee, together with a copy of the Training Contract.

Training Plan

The Training Plan:

  • must be developed within 12 weeks of approval of the apprenticeship or traineeship
  • is developed by the nominated RTO in consultation with the employer and the apprentice/trainee
  • should reflect the workplace environment and nature of the work-based training to be undertaken by the apprentice/trainee
  • clearly defines the respective roles employers and RTOs will play in training apprentices and trainees, and the support RTOs will provide to employers to assist with training
  • is a live document that is reviewed throughout the training term and updated to reflect changes to training undertaken both on and off-the-job
  • supports competency-based progression and competency-based completion of apprenticeships and traineeships
  • must be developed using the proforma provided by the Department on this website
  • must be developed in accordance with the Training Plan Guidelines also available on this website.

Training Plan Guidelines

The Training Plan Guidelines provide information on the:

  • training obligations of parties to an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • role and obligations of the Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
  • purpose and how to complete¬† the Training Plan Proposal
  • purpose, how to complete and key components of¬† the Training Plan


David Collins
Commissioner for Vocational Training


Your local Training Services NSW Training Advisor can provide information, advice and assistance, phone 13 28 11

Page last updated: 5 May 2017