Entry to this qualification is usually through an indenture as an apprentice or via Recognition of Prior Learning, RPL (see below). NB: In some cases, credit towards this qualification may apply from previously completed study. School based apprenticeships are also available. If you want to know more, please telephone Apprenticeships Info on 1800 210 210.
Minimum age: Entry into an apprenticeship or traineeship is generally limited to individuals who are 16 years of age or older. In special circumstances consideration may be given to individuals 13 years or older seeking to enter into an apprenticeship or traineeship. Queensland legislation applies age restrictions to particular apprenticeships and traineeships.
If you are under 18 years of age at the start date of your apprenticeship or traineeship, your parent or guardian must sign the training contract.
Education: Levels of education that should be attained prior to entry into the apprenticeship may be recommended but these are not mandatory unless the levels are set in legislation. If you want to know more please telephone Apprenticeships Info on 1800 210 210. All apprentices will complete a literacy and numeracy assessment as part of their training.
- Steel capped safety boots are required while engaged in work activities and while students are in designated areas of TAFE Queensland
- Safety glasses
- It is recommended that students have access to a reliable Internet connection to access a computer