6. Term of apprenticeship
(1) The term of an apprenticeship in a trade listed in Schedule 1 is the term specified in that schedule opposite the trade unless it is provided otherwise under these regulations or the Industrial Training (General Apprenticeship) Regulations 1981.
(2) Where an apprentice commences an apprenticeship for a trade during or after 1988 and the term of the apprenticeship is shown in Schedule 1 as 4 or 5 years, the term shall be only 3 years if the apprentice has successfully completed an approved pre-apprenticeship course consisting of ¾
(a) 2 or more stages of the course of training for the apprentice's trade; or
(b) less than 2 stages of the course of training for the apprentice's trade and the apprentice and his or her employer and, if applicable, parent or guardian agree to a 3 year term.
(3) The Director may reduce the term of an apprenticeship for a trade on the application of the apprentice in a form approved by the Director if ¾
(a) the apprentice has completed 3 years of the apprenticeship;
(b) the apprentice has, during or after 1987, successfully completed an approved pre-apprenticeship course consisting of less than 2 stages of the course of training for the trade; and
(c) in the opinion of the Director, the apprentice is competent in the trade.
[Regulation 6 inserted in Gazette 24 Dec 1987 p. 4548.]