Apprenticeships and traineeships
TAFE Queensland will work with you and your employer throughout your apprenticeship or traineeship. TAFE can assist in developing a training plan, delivering training, assessing your achievement of skills and issuing your qualification upon completion.
TAFE Queensland offers pre trade programs that equip you with skills to start an apprenticeship in manufacturing, construction, engineering or professional cookery industries.
TAFE offers school based apprenticeships and traineeships, allowing high school students to work for an employer, train towards a recognised qualification, and complete their secondary school studies.
To find out how to become an apprentice or trainee, contact Apprenticeships Info on 1800 210 210 or visit Apprenticeships Info.
For further information on apprenticeships and traineeships, contact your local TAFE institute.
Gain job ready skills: Pre vocational courses
Successful completion of a prevocational course provides advanced standing in, or credit towards, the off the job component of apprenticeship training.
Study a range of modules common to a large number of occupations, along with technical modules and life and communication skills.
Prepare for an apprenticeship: Pre apprenticeship courses
Pre apprenticeship courses have three advantages:
1. They form a valuable transition from school to work for school leavers
2. Course completion may reduce the length of the apprenticeship
3. Employers can employ an apprentice who has immediately usable skills and who will require less time to complete any off the job training component.
Enrol in an apprenticeship or traineeship
Pre trade programs give you job ready skills to start an apprenticeship in the manufacturing, construction, engineering or professional cookery industries.
Post trade programs can assist you to expand your existing skills in both technical and supervisory capacities.
To find out how students can become an apprentice or trainee, contact the Department of Education, Training and Employment on 1300 369 935.
Apprentices and trainees support
More information is available on vocational training apprentices and trainees support with additional language, literacy and numeracy provisions.
Women are encouraged to apply for entry into all TAFE courses, including trades. TAFE institutes provide assistance to female students, particularly those undertaking courses in areas where women are under represented.