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Tasmanian Traineeships and Apprenticeships Committee (TTAC)

The Tasmanian Traineeships and Apprenticeships Committee (TTAC) is a statutory committee established under and governed by the Training and Workforce Development Act 2013 (the Act).

What does the TTAC do?

The objective of the TTAC is to ensure that Tasmania has effective and accessible systems and procedures for training contracts and vocational placements.

The TTAC issues guidelines and procedures for the operation of vocational placements and training contracts, and provides advice to the Minister on these matters. The committee may conciliate or arbitrate disputes arising from the terms, conditions and operation of training contracts and vocational placements, in accordance with section 52 of the Act.

The TTAC convenes bi-monthly or as required for urgent matters, and matters may also be considered out-of-session.

TTAC's clients are:

  • employers
  • apprentices and trainees
  • registered training organisations

TTAC Policies and Guidelines

The TTAC has developed policies and guidelines for the purpose of the uniform administration of training contracts, and the fair and equitable treatment of parties to those contracts. Each policy is considered against TTAC's powers conferred to it by the Training and Workforce Development Act 2013.

TTAC Policies and Guidelines | PDF 692 KB | effective February 2021

(See also TTAC policy mandating minimum requirements for training plans)

TTAC Policy 12 Training Contracts for School Aged Learners

The revised TTAC Policy 12 Training Contracts for School Aged Learners will be effective from 1 February 2021.

Training contracts signed after the 1 February 2021 will not be registered without completion of the new School Aged Learner Endorsement Form.

School Aged Learner Endorsement Form | Word 63 KB | effective February 2021

TasGov Policy 12 Factsheet | PDF 140 KB

TasGov Policy 12 FAQ | PDF 102 KB

The TTAC members

The TTAC is a seven person committee.

At 15 November 2019, the TTAC membership is:

  • Philip Mussared (Chair)
  • David Dilger
  • John Oakley
  • Colleen Reardon
  • Ben Standen
  • Naomi Walsh
  • Camille O'Meara

The Department of State Growth

Meetings are generally attended by the following Skills Tasmania (Department of State Growth) staff:

  • Director, Workforce Development and Strategic Relations – Stuart Hollingsworth
  • Manager, Strategy, Governance and Communications (Acting) – John Furness
  • Senior Policy Analyst – Sarah Patterson
  • Executive Support Officer – Amy Millett

Skills Tasmania (Department of State Growth) staff assist the TTAC by:

  • Providing secretariat services to the Committee
  • Providing advice and support to employers, apprentices, trainees, registered training organisations (RTOs) and Apprenticeship Network Providers (ANPs)
  • Approving new apprenticeship and traineeship qualifications (including funding where appropriate), and
  • Registering training contracts and administering the amendment of training contracts.


There are no current vacancies.

Three vacancies are due to be advertised in June 2021.


For further information contact:

Executive Support Officer, Workforce Policy and Strategic Relations, Skills Tasmania

Tasmanian Traineeships and Apprenticeships Committee (TTAC)