Apprenticeship Act

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Published: 1955-06-23

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THE APPRENTICESHIP ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

1. Short title.

Preiirninary
2. Interpretation.

Establishment and Functions of Apprenticeship Board
3. Apprenticeship Board.
4. Functions of Board.

Apprenticeship Order
5. Power of Board to make apprenticeship orders.
6. Contracts of apprenticeship to be subject to apprenticeship orders.

Contracts of Apprenficeship
7 . Formalities as to contracts of apprenticeship.
8. Restriction on employment of apprentices.
9. Registration of mutracts of apprenticeship.

10. Registration of subsisting contract of apprenticeship.
11. Appeals from refusal 10 register contract.
12. Binding effect of registered contract.
13. Suspension and discharge of apprentices for misconduct, etc.

Transfer of Apprentices employed under Registered Contracts

14. Transfer of apprentices on application.
15. Transfer of apprentices.
16. Appeals in respect of transfers of apprentices.

Miscellaneous
17. Notification of termination, etc., of registered contracts.
18. Receipt of premiums prohibited.

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19. Certificate of service on discharge of apprentice.
20. Certificate of completion of apprenticeship.
21. Copy of apprenticeship orders to be exhibited.
22. Offences.

Supplementary

23. ApprentiQship Committee.
24. Apprenticeship Appeal Tribunal.
25. Appearance by Counsel or Solicitor, etc
26. Regulations.
21. Saving.

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L.Wl
55 of U%
M of 1957,

Art
1 Of 1979
16i Srb.

THE APPRENTICESHIP ACT

[23rd June, 1955.1

1. This Act may be cited as the Apprenticeship Act. Short title.

Preliminary

“apprentice” means a person employed under a contract
of apprenticeship;

“apprenticeship order” means an apprenticeship order
made in accordance with section 5;

“the Board” means the Apprenticeship Board established
in accordance with section 3;

“contract of apprenticeship” means an agreement whether
originally expressed in writing or not made between
an employer and a worker, or between an employer
and a worker and the parent or guardian of the
worker, whereby the employer agrees to teach and the
worker agrees to learn any trade in which the
employer is engaged,

2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires- Intcrpre(l-
tion.

“functions” includes powers and duties;
“prescribed trade” means any trade specified in an

“registered contract” means a contract of apprenticeship

“trade” includes any trade, craft, business or calling

apprenticeship order;

registered in accordance with section 9;

requiring the application of practical skill;
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“the Tribunal” means the Apprenticeship Appeal
Tribunal established in accordance with section 24.

EJtablishrneni atid Funcrions of Apprenticeship Board
Apprentice- 3.-(1) For the purposes of this Act there shall be

established a Board to be known as the Apprenticeship ship Board.

Board.

(2) The provisions of Part I of the Schedule shall
have effect as to the constitution of the Board and other-
wise in relation thereto.

(3) The Board shall be a body corporate having
perpetual succession and a common seal, with power to
purchase, take hold and dispose of land and other property
of whatever kind for the purposes of this Act.

(4) The Board may sue and be sued in their corporate
name and may for all purposes be described by such name.

(5 ) The seal of the Board shall be authenticated in
the manner described in Part I of the Schedule and shall
be officially and judicially noticed.

Schedule
Part 1.

Functions
of Board.

4. Without prejudice to the powers conferred upon the
Board by the succeeding provisions of this Act, it shall bz
the function of the Board-

(a) to estimate the number of apprentices required to
be trained from time to time in particular trades
to ensure that sufficient skilled workmen will be
available to satisfy the requirements of industry;

(b) to recommend to the appropriate authorities and
organizations that such steps should be taken as
seem desirable to ensure that young persons are
guided into suitable vocations and that there are
suflicient skilled workmen to satisfy the require
ments of industry;

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(c) to establish and recommend standards of training
for apprentices; and

(d) to recommend to the appropriate authorities and
organizations the taking of such other steps
(whether similar to the foregoing or not) in
relation to the apprenticeship of workmen as seem
to the Board desirable.

Apprenticeship Orders
5.-(1) Subject to the provisions of this section, the Powerof

Board to Board may from time to time as they shall think fit make ,&
apprenticeship orders regulating in respect of such trades ~~,~~~~
as may be specified in such orders, all or any of the
following matters-

(U) the minimum age at which any person may be
employed as an apprentice;

(b) the standard of education which a person shall
be required to attain for employment as an
apprentioe;

(c) the system of theoretical and practical instruction
to be adopted for the training of apprentices;

(d, the grant to apprentices of vacation, sick and
study leave;

(e) the probationary period to be served by appren-
tioes;

(fl the period of apprenticeship;
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subsistence and travelling to be paid to apprentices;
(h) the maximum hours of work for apprentices;
( i ) the establishment of compulsory savings funds for

apprentices, the contributions to be paid thereto
by apprentices, and the application thereof;

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(i) the establishment of a system of bonus payments
to apprentices, and the conditions subject to
which apprentices will be qualified to receive
such payments; and

(k) the returns and reports to be furnished, and the
records to be kept by employers of apprentices,

and different provisions in respect of the same trade may
be made in relation to different industries.

(2) Before making an apprenticeship order the
Board shall consult such representatives of employers,
skilled workmen and apprentices as they may deem to be
concerned and shall afford to such representatives an
opportunity of making objections to or representations in
respect of the proposed order and of submitting evidence
(whether orally or in writing) in support of such objections
or representations.

(3) An apprenticeship order shall not take effect
until it has been approved by the Minister who may alter,
amend or add to such order.

(4) The Board may at any time amend or revoke an
apprenticeship order and the provisions of subsections (2)
and (3) shall apply with respect to the amendment or re-
vocation of an apprenticeship order as they apply with
respect to the making of such order.

contmsof 6. Where the Board make an apprenticeship order all
apprentice-
EhiptObe contracts of apprenticeship in respect of each trade
subjectto appren ice- specified in the order, whether subsisting at the date of the
shborders. coming into force of the order or entered into after such

date shall, subject to the provisions of this section, be
deemed to be subject to the provisions of the order and any
amendment thereof or substitution therefor, and shall be
deemed to be modified accordingly:

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Provided that any party to any such contract of
apprenticeship may at any time apply to the Board for a
modification of an apprenticeship order in so far as it
affects the contract of apprenticeship and the Board may
make such modification of the order in relation to such
contract as they think fit or may exclude that contract
from the operation of the order.

Contracts of Apprenticeship
7.41) Every contract of apprenticeship entered into ~ ~ ~ ~ l i ~ i ~ ~

after the coming into force of this Act shall be in writing ~ ~ ~ , ~ ~ -
and shall be signed by the employer and the apprentice ; frt im
and if the apprentice is under the age of eighteen years ;;;E;.
by his parent or guardian (if any).

(2) Every contract of apprenticeship subsisting at
the date of the coming into force of this Act shall, if it is
not already in writing and signed as aforesaid, be
forthwith reduced into writing and so signed.

(3) Where a body corporate is a party to any
contract of apprenticeship the contract need not be under
seal but may be signed on behalf of the corporation by
such person or persons as by law are authorized to sign
contracts in writing of the corporation not being
contracts under seal.

(4) Notwithstanding anything in the Stamp Duty
Act no stamp duty shall be payable on a contract of
apprenticeship entered into after the coming into force
of this Act.

8. From and after the coming into force of this Act no Restriction

subsection (1) of section 10 or of subsection (2) of section 11, apprentices.
employ an apprentice in any prescribed trade unless a
contract of apprenticeship relating to that apprentice has

person shall, except in accordance with the provisions of mentof on employ-

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been registered by the Board in accordance with the pro-
visions of this Act.

Registration 9 . 4 ) Every employer upon entering into a contract of
of contracts appren- apprenticeship in respect of any prescribed trade shall
ticeship. transmit the contract to the Board for registration.

(2) The Board may register such contract, or may
refuse to register it if in their opinion the employer will
not be able to provide adequate facilities for the training
of the apprentice or the contract does not comply with the
provisions of this Act or of any apprenticeship order.

(3) Where the Board decide to register a contract of
apprenticeship they shall cause to be recorded in a register
to be kept for the purpose such particulars of the contract
as they may determine and shall endorse on the contract a
note of its registration.

(4) Whenever the Board refuse to register a
contract of apprenticeship they shall forthwith inform the
parties thereto by notice in writing of their refusal and
the grounds therefor.

(5) A contract of apprenticeship which is required
to be registered under this section shall not confer or
impose any rights or obligations on the parties thereto until
it has been registered by the Board in accordance with the
provisions of this Act.

10 .41) A person employing an apprentice in any trade
Of contract of which becomes a prescribed trade after the employment of
apprenuce- the apprentice commenced may continue to employ the

apprentice in such trade notwithstanding that the contract
of apprenticeship is not a registered contract.

(2) In any such case the employer shall forthwith
upon the trade becoming a prescribed trade transmit the

ship.

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contract of apprenticeship to the Board who shall record
it in thc manner proxkiod in subsection (3) of section 9.

11.-(1) Any person alfected by the refusal of the Board Appeal,
to register a contract of apprenticeship under section 9 may to reg Eter
appeal in the prescribed manner to the Tribunal whose Ccntract
decision shall be final and conclusive.

(2) In any case where a n appeal has been lodged
against a refusal to register a contract of apprenticeship
the Board may if they think fit, on application, grant a
permit in the prescribed form for the employment of the
worker in accordance with the contract pending the
decision of the Tribunal.

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12.-(1) Subject to the provisions of this section- Binding
effect of (a) an apprentice who is a party to a registered registered

contract shall be bound thereby throughout its f?;:'.
currency notwithstanding that the apprentice I s t Sch.
may have attained the age of eighteen years;

( b ) a parent or guardian of an apprentice who is a
party to a registered contract shall be bound
thereby until the apprentice attains the age of
eighteen years and no longer.

(2) At any time during the period of probation
prescribed by a registered contract, the contract may be
cancelled by the employer or by the apprentice where the
apprentice has attained the age of eighteen years, or by
the apprentice and his parent or guardian (if any) where
the apprentice is under the age of eighteen years.

(3) A registered contract may be cancelled by the
Board at any time upon the application of the eiiiployer
or of the apprentice where the apprentice has attained
the age of eighteen years, or of the apprentice and his

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parent or guardian (if any) where the apprentice is under
the age of eighteen years :

Provided that where any party to such contract notifies
the Board that he objects to the cancellation of the contract
the Board shall not cancel the contract without affording
to that party, or to any person chosen by him to represent
his views, an opportunity to be heard.

Suspension 13.--(1) In any case where an apprentice who is a party
discharge to a registered contract so rnisconducts himself or proves
OfaPpren- t ics for himself to be so incapable that if he were. an employee
mi=onduct. other than an apprentice it would be reasonable for his

employer to discharge him: the employer may suspend him
and apply to the Board for leave to discharge him.

(2) Every such application shall be made within
three days after the apprentice is so suspended and where
such application is duly made the employer may withhold
any wages accruing due to the apprentice in respect of the
period of suspension.

(3) The Board shall consider the application after
giving the employer, the apprentice and his parent or
guardian (if any) an opportunity to be heard and may
grant or refuse leave to discharge the apprentice. If for
the purposes of such hearing the person to whom the
opportunity is afforded so desires, the like opportunity shall
be afforded to a person chosen by him to represent his
views.

(4) Where any such leave is granted the employer
shall be entitled to discharge the apprentice as from the
date on which he was suspended and in any such case the
contract of apprenticeship shall be deemed to be cancelled.

(5) Where leave as aforesaid is refused the Board
may make such order as they think fit as to payment of

and

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wages to the apprentice in respect of the period of his
suspension. If no such order is made the employer shall
pay to the apprentice all wages that would have been
payable to him in respect of the period of suspension had
he not been suspended.

(6) The employer or the apprentice may within
seven days after the Board have granted or refused leave
to discharge the apprentice appeal in the prescribed
manner to the Tribunal, whose decision shall be final and
conclusive.

(7) If the employer, notwithstanding that leave to
discharge the apprentice has been refused by the Board or,
in the case of appeal, by the Tribunal, discharges the
apprentice such discharge shall for all purposes be
conclusive proof of a breach by the employer of the
contract of apprenticeship.

(8) If the Tribunal in determining any appeal as
aforesaid decide in favour of the apprentice they may fix
an amount which shall be payable to the apprentice as
damages for breach of the contract of apprenticeship i,
the event of the employer discharging him contrary to the
determination of the Tribunal, or the Tribunal may in
lieu of fixing such amount grant leave to the apprentice to
make to the Tribunal ex park an application for the fixing
thereof in the event of the employer discharging the
apprentice contrary to the determination of the Tribunal.
Any such amount shall be in addition to the amount of
wages payable in respect of the period of suspension.

(9) The amount (if any) so fixed by the Tribunal
shall in the event of the apprentice being unlawfully
discharged constitute a civil debt to the apprentice by the
employer and may be recovered in the Resident Magistrate’s
court.

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(10) Where an employer without proceeding in
accordance with the foregoing provisions of this section
discharges or purports to discharge an apprentice or
having suspended him does not withii three days there-
after make application as aforesaid for leave to discharge
him the apprentice may within seken days after discharse
or within ten days after the suspension, as the case may
be, apply to the Board for relief from the discharge or
suspension and thereupon the provisions of this section
shall apply in like mannei as if the employer had proceeded
in accordance with subsection (1).

Transfer of Apprentices employed under Registered
Contracts

Transfer of 14.41) Any employer under a registered contract may
onappllca make application to the Board for the transfer of an

apprentice from himself to another employer in the same
trade who is willing and able to undertake the obligations
of the first mentioned employer.

(2) A n y apprentice under a registered contract or
the parent or guardian of any such apprentice under the
age of eighteen years may make application to the Board
for the transfer of the apprentice from his employer to
another employer in the same trade who is willing and
able to undertake the obligations of the original employer.

(3) The Board may in their discretion grant or
refuse permission for a transfer applied for under this
section and where they have granted permission for such
transfer shall endorse a note of the transfer on the
contract.

(4) After the expiration of fourteen days from the
granting of permission to transfer an apprentice under this
section the name of the new employer shall be deemed

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to be substituted in the registered contract for that of the
former employer and the contract shall continue in all
respects as if the new employer had been an original party
to the contract but the former employer shall thereupon
cease to have any further rights or obligations under the
contract.

15.-(1) In any case where the Board consider that an Transferof
apprentices. employer under a registered contract is not able to give

adequate training to an apprentice the Board, with the
consent of the apprentice and (where the apprentice is
under the age of eighteen years) of his parent or guardian 1/1979
(if any), may transfer the apprentice to another employer
in the same trade who is willing and able to undertake
the obligations of the original employer and upon so doing
shall endorse a note of the transfer on the registered contract.

(2) The provisions of subsection (4) of section 14
shall apply with respect to the transfer of an apprentice
under this section as they apply with respect to the transfer
of an apprentice under that section.

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16. Any person affected by a decision of the Board to Appealsin
transfer or to refuse to transfer an apprentice under the ~~~~~~~f
foregoing provisions of this Act may in such manner and a ~ ’ ~ r e n ~ c c t r .
within such time as may be prescribed appeal to the
Tribunal whose decision shall be final and conclusive.

M iseellaneous
17. The termination of a registered contract prior to the Notification

expiry of any period of probation prescribed by the ucn. . etc.. of
contract and the termination thereof by agreement of the ~f~~~
parties or by discharge of the apprentice for good cause
and every transfer of an apprentice shall be notified to

of termina-

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the Board by the employer in the prescribed manner and
within the prescribed time.

Receiptof

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18. No employer of an apprentice in any prescribed
trade shall receive directly or indirectly from him or on
his behalf or on his account any payment by way of
premium.

CertifiSatc 19.-(1) Whenever for any reason (including the
Of EnrvlCr 0" completion of his contract of apprenticeship) an apprentice
apprentice. under a registered contract ceases to be employed by his

employer, it shall be the duty of the employer to supply
to the Board a statement in the prescribed form setting
foith particulars of the service of the apprentice.

(2) The Board shall forthwith endorse a note of
the termination on the registered contract and on every
copy thereof submitted to them for that purpose by any
of the parties to the contract.

20. On being satisfied that an apprentice has duly
completed his apprenticeship under a registered contract
the Board shall supply to the apprentice a certificate in
the prescribed form that the apprentice has duly completed
his apprenticeship.

copy of 21. In every case where an apprentia under a registered
apprentice- contract is employed in any premises the employer shall
tobeex- affix and keep affixed in some conspicuous place in the

premises where it may be easily read by the apprentice a
copy of all apprenticeship orders relating to the trade in
which he is engaged.

22. Any person who contravenes any of the provisiofls
of section 8, subsection (l! of section 9, subsection (2) of
section 10 or sections 17, 18 and 21 shall be guilty of an
offence against this Act and on summary conviction thereof

premiums

s. 3.

d:ccharyc of

Certificate
Of
comp1letion
ofappren-
ticcship.

ship orders

hibited.

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before a Resident Magistrate shall be liable to a fine not
exceeding one hundred dollars and in default .of payment
thereof to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months
and where the offence is a continuing offence to a further fine
not exceeding ten dollars for each day during which the
offence continues and in default of payment thereof to a
further term of imprisonment with or without hard labour not
exceeding one month.

Supplementary

23.--(I) The Minister may, after consultation with the Board, Apprentice-
from time to time by order appoint, in relation to such areas as
may be specified in the order, Apprenticeship Committees for
the purposes of this Act.

(2) The provisions of Part I1 of the Schedule shall Schedule
have effect as to the constitution of Apprenticeship Com- '"'".

mittees and otherwise in relation thereto.

(3) Subject to the provisions of subsection (4), it
shall be lawful for an Apprenticeship Committee to exer-
cise on behalf of the Board, in relation to the area for
which it is appointed any of the functions of the Board
under sections 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16.

(4) Where in the exercise of any such function an
Apprenticeship Committee is required by the Board or by
any person directly affected by the exercise of the function
to refer any question to the Board, the Apprenticeship
Committee shall refer such question to the Board and shall
act in accordance with the directions of the Board thereon
and not otherwise.

(5) The exercise of any function by an Apprentice-
ship Committee on behalf of the Board shall for the
purposes of appeal under sections 1 1, 13 and 16 be deemed
to be an exercise of that function by the Board.

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Apprentice- 2 4 . 4 1 ) For the purpose of hearing and determining
ship Appeal
Tribunal. appeals puP&UltBtit to se&iui~s 11, 13 and 16 there shall be

e~tabliohed ~ r i Appi-enticeship Appeal Tribunal which shall
eoasi8t of' a chairman who shall be a membet of the Bar
of' S~mdea~ Iingiand, Wdithern Ireland or Scotland and two
other tne~bdi-s.

(2) The ~h&ititiiiifl and other members of the
Tribunal ahall be appdinted by the Minister and shall, sub-
ject to the pt%visions of subsection (4), hold of ice for such
period not exseeding two years as the Minister may deter-
mine, but shall be eligible for reappointment.

(3) The Minister may appoint any person to act in
the place of the chairman or any other member of the
Tribunal in the case of the absence or inability to act of
the chairman ot other member.

(4) The chairman or any membef df the Tribunal
may &t any t h e resign his of ice by instrunlerit in writing
addressed to the Minister and such resignation shall take
effect as from the date of the receipt of such instrument
by the Minister.

(5) The names of all membefs of the Tribunal as
first established and every change in the membership
thereof' shall be published in the Gazette.

(6) The Tribunal may make rules regulating the
procedure to be followed upon appeals to the Tribunal.

(7) There shall be paid to the chairman and
members of the Tribunal and to any person acting in the
place of the chairman or a member of the Tribunal such,
if any, remuneration and allowances as the Minister may
determine.

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25. Any party to any proceedings before the Tribunal *ppearanCe
by Counsel,

may appear by Counsel or a Trade Union Representative. etc.

26.-(1) The Board may make regulations for giving hrther Regulations,
and better effect to the provisions of this Act and for
prescribing anything to be prescribed under this Act.

(2) Regulations made under this section shall not come
into effect until they have been approved by the Minister who
may alter, amend or add to such regulations.

27. Nothing in this Act shall be deemed to affect the savings
provisions of section 174 of the Bankruptcy Act (relating
to the discharge of a contract of apprenticeship on the
bankruptcy of the employer and the preferential allowance
thereon).

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(Section
3 (2)) SCHEDULE

PART I. Constitut~on, Procedure, Oflcers and Servants of the Board
1. The Board shall consist of nine members.
2.- (1) The members of the Board shall be appointed by the

Mnister. so. however. that-
(a) three members shall be persons appearing to the Minister to

represent the interests of employers of skilled workmen; and
(b) three members shall be persons appearing to him to represent the

interests of skilled workmen: and
(c) of the remaining members one shall be an officer of the Ministry

of Labour nominated by the Minister responsible for labour, one
shall be an officer of the Ministry of Education nominated by the
Minister responsible for education and the other shall be a fit and
proper person not falling w i t h any of the aforesaid categories.

(2) The Minister shall appoint a member of the Board who is not
appointed as representative of employers of skilled workmen or as
representative of skilled workmen to be chairman of the Board.

3.- (1) The chairman and other members of the Board shall,
subject to the provisions of this paragraph, hold office for a period
of three years and shall subject to the requirements of sub-paragraph
(1) of paragraph 2 be eligible for reappointment at the expiration of
such period.

(2) The Minister may at any time if he shall think fit terminate
the appointment of the chairman or any member of thc Board.

(3) The chairman or any member of the Board may at any
time resign his appointment by notice in writing served on the Minister.

(4) Upon the termination of the appointment of the chairman,
or upon his resignation, he shall cease to be a member of the Board.

4. The Minister may appoint-

(a) any person other than a person appearing to him to be
representative either of employers of skilled workmen or of
skilled workmen, to act as chairman of the Board in the
absence or inability to act of the chairman; and

(b) any person, being a person appearing to him to be represent-
ative of employers of skilled workmen, to act in the place
of any member of the Board appointed as representative of
employers of skilled workmen, in the absence or inability to
act of such member; and

(c) any person, being a person appearing to him to be represent-
ative of skilled workmen, to act in the place of any member
of the Board appointed as representative of skilled workmen,
in the absence or inability to act of such member.

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5. The names of all members of the Board as first constituted and
every change in the membership thereof shall he published in the
Gazetfe.

6. The seal of the Board shall he authenticated by the signatures
of the chairman and an officer of the b a r d authorized by the Board
to act in that behalf.

7. The Board shall meet as often as may be necessary or expedient
for the transaction of business and such meetings shall he held at
such time and place and on such days as the Board may determine.

8. The chairman may at any time call a special meeting of the
Board, and shall call a special meeting within seven days of a
requisition for that purpose addressed to him by any two members
of the Board.

9. The chairman shall preside at all meetings of the Board at
which he is present, and in the case of his temporary absence the
members present and constituting a quorum shall elect a chairman
from amongst their number.

10. The quorum of the Board at any meeting shall he such number
as may be prescribed by the Board by regulations made in accordance
with section 26 of the Act.

11. The decisions of the Board shall be by the majority of votes
of members present and voting, and in any case in which the voting
is equal the chairman shall have an additional or casting vote.

12. Minutes in proper form of each meeting shall be kept by the
secretary and shall be confimed by the chairman at the next
sucaeding meeting.

13. The Board may co-opt any one or more persons to attend any
particular meeting of the Board for the purpose of assisting or
advising the Board. but no such co-opted person shall have any right
to vote.

14. The validity of any p&ctedieg of 'the Board shall not he
affected by any vacancy amongst the members thereof or by m y defact
in the appointment of a member or of the chairman thereof.

15. No member of the Board shal.be pcmnaIly.liablc for any a$
or default of the Board done or omitted to be done in good faith in
the course of the operations of the Board.

16. Subject to the provisions of this Schedule, the Board shall have
power to regulate their own proceedings and may delegate to any
member of the Board or committee of members of the Board the
power and authority to carry out on'behalf of the Board such duties
as may be determined by the Board:

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20 APPRENTICESHIP

Provided that this paragaph shall not be deemed to confer upon
the Board the power to delegate the function of making apprenticeship
orders or regulations.

17. The Governor-General may appoint a secretary and such officers
and servants of the Board as he may consider expedient for securing
the proper discharge of the furctions of the Board under this Act.

18. The chairman, members and officers and servants of the Board
may be paid such remuneration, if any (whether by way of salaries,
fees or travelling or other allowances), as the Minister with the
approval of the House of Representatives may d m i n e and such
remuneration shall be defrayed from the Consolidated Fund.

PART 11
Constitution and Procedrrre of Apprenticeship Committees

19. Each Apprenticeship Committee shall consist of seven members.
20. (1) The members of each Apprenticeship Committee shall be

appointed by the Minister, so, however, that three of such members
shall be appointed from amongst persons appearing to the Minister to
be representative of employers of skilled workmen, and three of
the remaining members shall be appointed from amongst persons
appearing to him to be representative of skilled workmen.

(2) The Minister shall appoint the member of an Apprenticeship
Committee who is not appointed as a representative of either cm-
ployers of skilled workmen or of skilled workmen to be the chairman
of the Committee.

21. (I) The chairman and members of an Apprenticeship Committee
shall, subject to the provisions of this paragraph, hold office for a
period of three years and shall, without prejudice to the requirements
of sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 20, be eligible for reappointment
at the end of that period.

(2) The Minister may at any time. terminate the appointment
of the chairman or of any member of an Apprenticeship Committee.

(3) The chairman or any member of an Apprenticeship
Committee may at any time resign his appointment by notice in
writing addressed to the Minister.

(a) any person other than a person appearing to him to be
representative either of employers of skilled workmen or of
skilled workmen to act as chairman of an Apprenticeship
Committee in the absence or inability to act of the chairman;
and

(6) a n y person, being a person appearing to him to be reprtsen-
tative of employers of skilled workmen, to act in the place

22. The Minister may appoint-

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of any member of the Committee appointed as representative
of employers of skilled workmen during the absenw or
inability to act of such member; and

(c) any person being a person appearing to him to be represen-
tative of skilled workmen to act in the place of any member
of the Committee appointed as representative of sk~lled
workmen in the absence or inability to act of such member.

23. The a c t s of an Apprentioeship Committee shall b~ authenticated
by the signature of the chairman of the Committee.

2 4 The quorum of an .4pprenticeship Committee shall be such
number as may be prescrikd by the Board by regulations made
under section 26 of the Act.

25. The provisions of paragraphs 5. 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, I5 add 18
shall with necessary modifications apply in relation to apprenticeship
Committees as they apply in relation to the Board.

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