If you are made redundant during your apprenticeship and your apprenticeship is formally terminated, you may be entitled to a redundancy payment from Incolink.
If an apprentice becomes unemployed, you can claim your apprentice days as redundancy in the following situations:
- A. An apprentice completes their apprenticeship and then completes 52 weeks within the commercial building industry and their employer/s have paid 52 weeks redundancy contributions into Incolink during that period.
- B. An apprentice who has not yet finished his apprenticeship is laid off due to a lack of work and there is no arrangement with their employer to re-employ them and where the apprentice training agreement is cancelled. Check at vrqa.vic.gov.au
- C. An apprentice completes their apprenticeship and is laid off due to a lack of work within the next 52 weeks. There must be no arrangement with the employer to re-employ them.
To be eligible to have the days paid out as redundancy under section A, above, the employee and employer are required to complete and lodge an Initial Claim Form.