Point in Time
Act No: CAP. 237
[ Date of commencement: 16th May, 1960. ]
[ Date of assent: 3rd November, 1959. ]
Arrangement of Sections
Short title

This Act may be cited as the Industrial Training Act.

Duties and functions of Committees

A Committee shall, from time to time , and wherever so directed by the Council submit to the Council proposals for the raising and collection of training levy on employers in the industry inrespect of which the Committee is established.


The Minister may, by notice in writing, require the Council to exercise its power of direction under subsection (1) of this section in respect of any industry specified in the notice within such time as may be specified.


Where a Committee—


has failed to comply within a reasonable time with a direction of the Council under subsection (1) of this section to submit proposals for the raising and collection of a levy; or


has submitted such proposals which appear to it unsatisfactory,

the Council may direct the Committee to submit such proposals or, as the case may be, fresh proposals, within a specified time, and if it directs the Committee to submit fresh proposals it shall specify in the direction in what respects the proposals already submitted appear to it unsatisfactory and if the Committee fails to comply with the direction or the proposals submitted in pursuance of which it appears to the Council unsatisfactory the Council may make an order declaring the Committee to be in default.


On the making of an order under subsection (3) the members of the Committee shall forthwith vacate their office and the order may contain such provisions as seem to the Council expedient for authorizing any person to act in the place of the member of the Committee during such period, not exceeding six months, as may elapse before new members are appointed.


If the proposals of a Committee, or of a person acting under subsection (4) of this section, are approved by the Council, the Council shall submit such proposals to the Minister.


Repealed by Act No. 3 of 1971, s. 7.

Medical examination of apprentices and indentured learners

Every person before entering into a contract of apprenticeship or indentured learnership shall be medically examined at the expense of the employer by a medical practitioner; and a medical certificate to the effect that the person is fit to be employed in the trade concerned shall be obtained by the employer.

Application to Government

This Act shall bind the Government.

[Section 34, Act No. 34 of 2011, s. 40.]