Hi, My wife, who's 50 years old, last year signed an employment contract (full-time) with her former employer (Winery/Restaurant) and three months later entered into a training agreement (apprenticeship) with the same employer. When she decided to quit in February this year due to a breakdown caused by her working very long hours (60-65 hours/week), she discovered she could not even receive any compensation (excessive overtime, missing breaks and days off) since the applicable minimum wage would be the apprentice's one! Now, how is it possible that entering into a training agreement, with the only purpose to acquire "formal" qualifications (like a Certificate IV – no more than a piece of paper) and NOT skills she already had, may affect your previous status and your pay for the worse? She effectively performed all the duties a chef would perform and, in all respects, her level was equivalent to a “Cook grade 4” (Restaurant Industry Award 2010). Could those claims be enforced in a court of law? Thank you. Any help will be greatly appreciated.