All apprenticeships and traineeships (with the exception of trainee apprenticeships) have a probationary period which varies from 1 to 3 months depending on the term of the training contract.
The date on which the probationary period ends is specified in the approval letters sent to the employer and apprentice/trainee. The probationary period can be extended by up to three months on application by the employer and apprentice/trainee.
While the apprentice/trainee is ‘on probation’, the employer or apprentice/trainee can withdraw from the training contract simply by giving the appropriate period of notice to the other party. The employer must notify Training Services NSW within 14 days of withdrawal.