Register a training contract

Your Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider will first help you write up the training contract.

It will be signed by:

  • you, the employer
  • your apprentice or trainee
  • their parent or guardian if they are aged under 18.

Training contracts with school students

Before your AASN provider helps you sign up a school-based apprentice or trainee, you will need approval from the school. You will need to negotiate how work and study will affect the student's school timetable.

Including accurate information in the training contract

All the information on the training contract must be correct and truthful. If a contract has false or misleading information, it will not be registered.

Key dates


Time frame

The training contract must be completed and signed by all parties

within 14 days of the start of the apprenticeship or traineeship

The training contract must be given to the AASN provider

within 28 days of the start of the apprenticeship or traineeship

Once the training contract is completed, your AASN provider will lodge it with us, the department, for registration.

Once the training contract is registered, you will get a letter from us telling you that it has been officially registered.

The acknowledgment letter will have important contract information such as:

  • registration number
  • length of probationary period (e.g. 30, 60 or 90 days)
  • start or 'commencement' date
  • end or 'nominal completion' date
  • occupational title (e.g. Business Level IV)
  • qualification title (e.g. Certificate IV in Business)
  • contract type (e.g. full-time, part-time or school-based)
  • name of supervising registered training organisation (SRTO).

You will also receive a letter from your AASN provider explaining which government incentives you can claim. They will send all relevant claim forms.