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Get your apprentice

Ready for business

Great businesses need great people, so choose quality training and partner with TAFE Queensland. With a 91 per cent employer satisfaction rating, TAFE Queensland puts 20,000 apprentices through their paces every year. Tell your Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider you want your apprentice trained and ready for business with TAFE Queensland.

  1. Selects an apprentice.
  2. Chooses their preferred Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP), and chooses a Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO).
  3. Pays the apprentice a wage while they're training.
  4. Delivers on-the-job training as negotiated in the training plan.
  1. Develops the training plan with the employer and apprentice.
  2. Provides facilities, supervision, and training services required under the training plan.
  3. Arranges additional learning support as required.
  4. Issues the qualification upon successful completion.
  1. Provides advice on training options.
  2. Conducts employer and apprentice inductions, detailing rights and obligations under each training contract.
  3. Assists with completing and lodging training contracts.
  4. Provides information about the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives program.
Funding options

The User Choice 2017-20 program provides a public funding contribution towards the cost of training and assessment services for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees. The program aims to provide funding aligned to industry skills needs and shortages.

Back to Work is a state government initiative designed to give businesses the confidence to employ regional jobseekers. Employer Support and Youth Boost payments are available to employers who meet all the program eligibility criteria.

If you employ an apprentice or trainee under the age of 25 in one of 139 high priority qualifications, the training fees associated with their study will be covered by the Queensland Government (conditions apply).

The Australian Government provides a number of incentives to assist employers who take on an Australian apprentice. Incentives payments are made when apprentices commence, recommence, and complete their training.

TSAGT aims to assess the skills of experienced individuals who can demonstrate substantial competency in a priority trade qualification. The Queensland Government will fund most of the recognition of prior learning (RPL) and gap training costs. 

If you or your staff are currently working or have experience in the Queensland building and construction industry, you may be eligible for subsidised training provided by Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ).

Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements

The Federal Government’s Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements program entitles eligible businesses who take on a new apprentice or trainee to a 50 per cent wage subsidy. The subsidy of up to $7,000 per quarter is available for the first 100,000 employers who register before 30 September 2021.

How to get ready for business

TAFE Queensland offers pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship, traineeship and post-trade training programs across a wide range of study areas. 

To find the apprentice or trainee that's right for your business you can use TAFE Queensland's Find an Apprentice service to connect you with job-ready candidates. 

Once you've found your preferred candidate, get in touch with your preferred Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) to start the sign-up process.

During the sign-up process, let your ANP know you want to choose TAFE Queensland as your supervising registered training provider (SRTO).

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Why choose TAFE Queensland

With more than 135 years of quality training experience and close to a 94 per cent employer satisfaction rate, you can trust TAFE Queensland to equip your apprentice or trainee with the skills you need to get ready for business.

TAFE Queensland is the largest training provider for apprentices and trainees in the state, putting 20,000 apprentices through their paces every year. We offer pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship, traineeship and post-trade training programs across a wide range of study areas.

With flexible training options, specialist facilities and industry-experienced teachers, you can rest assured that your staff are in good hands.

Make the switch in 3 steps – Choose TAFE Queensland

If you and your apprentice would like to change your supervising registered training organisation (SRTO) to TAFE Queensland, follow these simple steps: 

  1. Make sure you both have a discussion and agree to the change—will you both be happy with the new arrangement?
  2. Complete the change of supervising registered training organisation (SRTO) form, and send to us:
  3. That’s it - we will lodge your paperwork with the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) and will be in touch to arrange your training.

TIP: Changing more than one apprentice or trainee? You need to complete sections 1 and 3 on the change of SRTO form, and submit a list of apprentices.  Here’s a template. Once completed, email both to us

How we can help

Whether you already have an apprentice on the books or need help finding one, we can help. Our free Find Your Apprentice service can help connect you with job-ready candidates in your industry.*

TAFE Queensland can also provide your apprentice with quality, hands-on trade training and help get them ready for your business.

*Available for select courses/locations only