At the time of registration, an apprentice receives an Apprenticeship Training Standard. The Apprenticeship Training Standard outlines the skills, training objectives or competencies to be learned on the job. These competencies equip an apprentice to work in the trade as a certified skilled worker or “journeyperson.”
The employer, sponsor or trainer of an apprentice signs the relevant section of the training standard to indicate the progress of the apprentice in learning individual training objectives. This signature confirms that the apprentice has learned, and demonstrated the skills established by industry that are essential for being a skilled worker.