There is no maximum age limit for apprentices or trainees but minimum age requirements may apply to some vocations, such as those related to working in licensed premises.
From 2010 new legislation requires students to complete school to Year 10 and then to continue in either education and training, full-time paid employment, or a combination of education/training and employment until at least age 17.
A parent or guardian will have to sign the Training Contract if the apprentice or trainee is under 18 years of age at the time of commencing the apprenticeship or traineeship.
This is also a requirement of the Master Builders Association Pty Ltd employment contract.
For reference to the requirement of parent or guardian consent, click here