NSW Apprenticeship/Traineeship – Training Plan
October 2020 Page 1 of 9
Employer Trading Name
• The Training Plan describes what training is to be undertaken, who provides the training
and conducts the assessments, and how, when and where this will occur.
• The Training Plan is developed by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in
consultation/negotiation with the employer and apprentice/trainee. Under user choice
arrangements, the employer and apprentice/trainee have the right to decide which RTO will
deliver their training, the units of competence and the sequence they will be delivered, and
how, when, where and by whom training and assessment will be delivered.
• The Training Plan is a working document to be used for the duration of the Training
Contract and must be updated as necessary to reflect the current status of training.
• A copy of the current Training Plan, must include any updates, must be kept by the RTO,
employer and apprentice/trainee, with a copy always accessible in the workplace and to
Training Services NSW.
• Upon completion of this Training Plan the apprentice/trainee is eligible to be issued with
the appropriate qualification.
• The RTO issues the qualification when the employer has verified that the apprentice/trainee
is competent in the vocation to the required industry standard.
For further information on how to develop, implement or monitor a Training Plan, see
Vocational Training Guideline - Training Plan at www.training.nsw.gov.au
PARTS TO THE TRAINING PLAN
Cover – Provides basic information about training plans and details obligations and undertakings by
each party to the Training Plan.
Part 1 – Provides essential employer, learner and RTO details for the apprenticeship/
Part 2 – Identifies the units of competence (training) being undertaken, and how, when and by
whom, training and assessment will be delivered/undertaken.
Part 3 – Identifies support (eg. training materials, resources, facilities, supervision, etc.) that will be
necessary to successfully undertake and complete the training.
Part 4 – Is an addendum used to capture additional information required for school
based apprenticeship and traineeship arrangements.
OBLIGATIONS AND UNDERTAKINGS
Registered Training Organisation (RTO) I, the undersigned, on behalf of the nominated RTO, confirm that:
a. This Training Plan was developed in consultation with both the employer and apprentice/trainee.
b. This Training Plan will be kept up to date and a copy regularly provided to parties.
c. Formal training and assessment will be undertaken in accordance with the requirements outlined
in the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Act 2001, Vocational Training Guideline – Training Plan,
and relevant Vocational Training Order and Training Package.
d. Regular updates will be provided to the employer and apprentice/trainee on the progress of training.
e. Training Services NSW will be notified of any issues that may jeopardise the successful completion
of the training within 21 days of the matter arising, including any failure by the employer to allow
apprentice/trainee to participate in training.
f. Employer endorsement that a learner is competent to industry standards in the vocation will
be obtained BEFORE issuing a qualification for this apprentice/trainee.
g. Training Services NSW will be notified within 28 days when the apprentice/trainee is eligible to
be issued with the appropriate qualification.
Employer I, the undersigned, on behalf of the nominated employer, agree to:
a. The employer responsibilities as outlined in this Training Plan.
b. Provide work and on the job training consistent with formal training provided under this Training Plan.
c. Provide this apprentice/trainee with the appropriate level of support and supervision.
d. Withdraw my apprentice/trainee from routine work duties, with pay, for a minimum of 3 hours
per week, averaged over a 4 weeks period, for the purpose of undertaking formal
e. The RTO providing information to Training Services NSW as specified in (e) and (g) above.
f. Report/confirm learner competence in the vocation to the RTO as appropriate.
g. Information provided by the RTO in (f) above possibly being used to initiate competency
based completion of the apprenticeship/traineeship.
Apprentice/Trainee I, the undersigned, agree that:
a. I am aware of and agree to my responsibilities as outlined in this Training Plan.
b. I will make every effort to successfully complete the training outlined in this Training Plan.
c. The RTO may provide information to Training Services NSW as specified in (e) and (g) above.
d. Information provided by the RTO in (g) above may be used to initiate competency based
completion of the apprenticeship/traineeship.