Policies and procedures

School Leaving Age - Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Applications to establish an apprenticeship or traineeship by a young person need to be in accordance with the provisions of the NSW Education Act (Act). Under the Act, young people are required to complete Year 10 (or equivalent) and/or be 17 years of age before they can leave school and undertake a full time apprenticeship or traineeship. However, there are a number of exemptions to this policy.

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