What makes an employee an adult apprentice?

Many awards contain provisions setting out conditions of employment for apprentices.

These awards say that an adult apprentice is someone that starts their apprenticeship when they’re 21 years or older.

Adult apprentices usually get higher pay rates than junior apprentices.

Turning 21 during an apprenticeship

If an apprentice turns 21 during their apprenticeship, they don’t get paid as an adult apprentice when they turn 21.

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