Vocational training and the fair work system

This is what the Fair Work Commission’s unfair dismissal benchbook says about vocational training .

“Training arrangements can be distinguished from vocational placements. A vocational placement is a placement where the person is not entitled to be paid, is undertaken as a requirement of an education or training course and is authorised under a law or administrative arrangement.

Employees on a vocational placement are not covered by the federal industrial relations system as they are excluded from the definition of a national system employee.”