Apprenticeships and traineeships
Apprenticeship and traineeships are jobs that combine work, structured training and formal assessment, which lead to a qualification.
An apprentice or trainee is contracted to an employer for a nominal period of time, enabling them top successfully gain competence in a trade (apprenticeship) or vocational area (traineeship).
There is also the option for students to undertake apprenticeships and traineeships, while at school.
TAFE Queensland has the crucial role of providing the training course to your apprentice or trainee.
For more detailed information on apprenticeships and traineeships, the benefits, guidelines, etc, please visit the Apprenticeships Info website or telephone 1800 210 210. You can also read the booklet Apprenticeships and Traineeships, Information for Employers (PDF 3.5MB).
To schedule your apprentice or trainee training with TAFE, please contact your local TAFE Queensland institute.
School based apprentice or trainee finder service
SkillsTech Australia's free School based Apprentice or Trainee (SAT) finder service connects employers with schools, helping you produce the next generation of tradespersons.
For more information about TAFE's free SAT finder service, please telephone 07 3244 0493 or email SATs.email@example.com.
Your business could be eligible for funding by employing a SAT. For more information on incentives, contact Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation.
School to trade pathway
Under the School to Trade Pathway incentive, private and public sector employers may be eligible for a $5,000 bonus payment if they commence a school-based apprentice, on or after 1 July 2013, which is then converted to a full time arrangement. For more information please visit: School to Trade Pathway incentive (Training Queensland website).