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Apprentices and trainees

Looking for an apprenticeship or traineeship?

Apprentices are trained in specific skills to become a qualified tradesperson. Apprenticeships can take up to four years to complete. Trainees are trained in a vocational area. As a trainee you'll work towards a minimum of a certificate level II in your chosen area. Traineeships can take between 12 months to three years to complete.

The best thing about apprenticeships and traineeships is that you learn skills on the job while you are paid.

If this sounds like something you are interested in, search our courses to get you started. It's got all the information about the apprenticeships and traineeships you can do through TAFE Queensland.

Find and employer

Once you know what you want to do, visit the Australian Apprenticeships website for tips on securing employment as an apprentice or trainee. TAFE Queensland will then work with you and your employer to develop a training plan, deliver training, assess your skills and issue your qualification upon completion of your training. To find out more contact your local TAFE Queensland team.

Get a head start

TAFE Queensland offers programs that allow you to sample a trade and gain basic workplace skills before undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship. These programs may be completed while still at school through a VET in Schools program or school-based apprenticeship or traineeship. School leavers and job seekers can also choose to undertake a pre-apprenticeship program to improve their chances of securing an apprenticeship or traineeship. To find out more contact TAFE Queensland in your region.

Get the support you need

TAFE Queensland provides additional support for apprentices and trainees who made need assistance with reading, writing and numeracy. To find out more contact your local TAFE Queensland team.

Brush up on your skills

Already an experienced tradesperson? We have a range of programs including up skilling for requiredlicences, training to learn a new trade, and skills recognition for tradies who don't hold a formal qualification. To find out more contact your local TAFE Queensland team.