The following is an excerpt from the Building and Construction General On Site Award 2020
14.2 Conditions of employment
(a) Apprentices will be engaged in accordance with the terms of this award,any relevant apprenticeship legislation and/or regulations made by any State or Territory training authority with the responsibility for the apprenticeship. The terms of this award apply to apprentices except where otherwise stated.
(b) An apprentice/trainee will be permitted to be absent from work,without loss of pay or continuity of employment,to attend the off-the-job training in accordance with the contract of training.
(c) Time spent by an apprentice,in attending any training and assessment specified in,or associated with,the training contract is to be regarded as time worked for the employer for the purposes of calculating the apprentice’s wages and determining the apprentice’s employment conditions. Clause 14.2 operates subject to the provisions of Schedule C––School-based Apprentices and the provisions of clause 26.5.
(d) The notice of termination provisions of the NES apply to apprentices.
(e) Redundancy provisions do not apply to apprentices,provided that where the employment of an apprentice by an employer is continued after the completion of the apprenticeship, the period of the apprenticeship will be counted as service for the purposes of the award and long service leave entitlements and in the event that an apprentice is terminated at the end of their apprenticeship and is re-engaged by the same employer within 6 months of such termination,the period of the apprenticeship will be counted as service in determining any future termination entitlements.