1.1.C.208 Commonwealth registration number (YA, Austudy)


This definition applies to YA and Austudy payments in respect to Australian Apprentices (previously known as new apprentices).


The Commonwealth registration number is a number issued by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science to all approved Australian Apprentices.

To be considered a full-time Australian Apprentice for YA and Austudy purposes a person must have a current (and not suspended) Commonwealth registration number.

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science is the party that can give definitive advice as to the currency or otherwise of a Commonwealth registration number.

Act reference: SSAct section 23(1)-'new apprentice', section 540AA Qualification for youth allowance-new apprentices

Last reviewed: 1 July 2014