(1) The parties to a training contract are—
(a) the employer; and
(b) the apprentice; and
(c) if the apprentice is under 18 years, the parent or guardian of the apprentice.
S. 5.5.11(2) amended by No. 39/2012 s. 9.
(2) If an apprentice has no parent or guardian or no parent or guardian resident in Victoria and capable of acting, the Authority may approve a person to act instead of the parent or guardian.
S. 5.5.11(3) amended by No. 39/2012 s. 9.
(3) If an apprentice is under the age of 18 years and the Authority is satisfied that it is in the interests of the employer and the apprentice, the Authority may consent to the training contract being executed by the employer and the apprentice only.
S. 5.5.11(4) amended by No. 39/2012 s. 9.
(4) The Authority must endorse its consent under subsection (3) on the original training contract and the endorsement has the effect of dispensing with the necessity of there being a parent or guardian as a party to the training contract.