Apprentices are trained in a skilled trade such as plumbing or construction, and upon successful completion will become a qualified tradesperson. Trainees are trained in a vocational area such as early childhood education or business and receive a certificate outcome.
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.Learn more
The Certificate 3 Guarantee (C3G) helps support eligible students to complete their first post-school certificate III level qualification. You may be eligible to receive a subsidy towards one certificate III qualification from a list of subsidised courses.
If you're not eligible for other subsidies or concessions but don't want to pay your course fees upfront then you may be eligible for a TAFE Queensland payment plan. Our payment plans allow you to gradually pay off your course fees while you study.Learn more
If you're interested in starting an apprenticeship the first step is to find an employer. TAFE Queensland can help connect you with an employer in your chosen industry.Register your interest
Find out more about why apprenticeships and traineeships are a smart way to recruit and train employees to meet the current and future needs of your business.Learn more
"TAFE Queensland has been a great experience, and I'm learning a lot that you don't necessarily pick up on the job. The facilities and equipment we use are just what you'd expect to find in industry, so what you learn at TAFE goes straight out into the workplace."
After completing her hairdressing apprenticeship and working in the industry for 10 years, Heather McMurtrie opened her own salon. She now sends her apprentices to TAFE Queensland to get the same practical training she received.