Quick Links - For General Information and Support
Apprentice/Trainee Information, Support and Resources
Community Legal Centres
Youth Law Centres and Resources
- National Children's and Youth Law Centre
- Youth Law Centre ACT
- Youth Legal Centre NSW
- Youth Legal Centre QLD
- Children's and Youth Legal Service SA
- Youth Law VIC
- Youth Legal Service Inc WA
- Employment Law Centre of WA (Inc)
- Scam Watch
- New South Wales - Office of Fair Trading
- Victoria - Consumer Affairs Victoria
- Queensland - Office of Fair Trading
- Western Australia - Department of Commerce - Consumer Protection
- South Australia - Office of Consumer and Business Affairs
- Tasmania - Office of Fair Trading
- Australian Capital Territory - Office of Fair Trading
- Northern Territory - Office of Consumer and Business Affairs
Why have an Apprentice/Trainee Legal Plan
Today many apprentices and trainees are faced with increasing legal issues and the burden of how to effectively deal with them. Most struggle, simply to understand the law as it may apply to them on a day to day basis, let alone deal with its impact or the costs associated with trying to do so. Apprentices and trainees do not perform well when confronted with legal problems. They suffer anxiety, frustration and in some cases depression. This effects their ability to focus on and maintain their studies and in a lot of cases their capacity to work within their apprenticeship or traineeship. Employees are three times more likely to be involved in a legal life event than be admitted to hospital in any given year and take more time off work for legal matters than they do for health related ones.
Apprentices and trainees on average have a requirement two to three times a year for some form of legal assistance. With one in ten experiencing some form of major legal issue within a twelve month period.
The most common of these being the following:
> Property related - tenancy and landlord issues;
> Motor vehicle and drivers licence offences;
> Employment/workplace relations matters;
> Personal injury and property damage;
> Traffic violations and infringements.
> Consumer fraud;
> Debt related matters;
> Burglary and theft;
> Alcohol and drug related matters.
One of the first steps in protecting your rights as an apprentice or trainee, is to have an accurate knowledge and understanding of the law. One of the greatest benefits of an Apprentice/Trainee Legal Plan for any apprentice is the ability to be able to seek legal advice early, rather than put off doing so until the problem becomes more involved and as a result more costly.
Legal risk is growing. It is not a question of " if ", but of " when " and at what cost. Apprentices and trainees today need to be able to access legal assistance and support at a cost they can afford without feeling intimidated or unsure of how or where to begin. Now there is a solution... An Apprentice/Trainee Legal Plan