An employee who has worked continuously for an employer either full-time for three months, or part-time or casual for 12 months, prior to entering into an apprenticeship or traineeship contract of training will be deemed an existing worker.
Under this policy, an existing worker:
is eligible to access user choice funded training to undertake an apprenticeship.
is not eligible to access user choice funded training to undertake a traineeship.
Exceptions to this policy are where the existing worker is:
a person who worked when attending school and is subsequently entering a traineeship with the same employer
undertaking a traineeship in an occupation experiencing skills shortages as listed on the NT Skilled Occupation Priority List
progressing to a higher level qualification within the same national training package, no more than 12 months after completing a previous apprenticeship or traineeship. The department will fund only the one progression, for example, Certificate II to a Certificate III.