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Life is full of choices. If you’re a business owner who’s thinking about taking on an apprentice, there’s a number of training providers out there. It’s an important choice to make — so if you want quality hands-on training, choose TAFE Queensland for your apprentices and trainees. 



How to get ready for business

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Choose a course

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

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Find an apprentice

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. 

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Sign up

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

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Choose TAFE Queensland

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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Looking for an apprentice?

Let us take the guess work out of finding the right apprentice for your business with our free Find an Apprentice service. We can help you connect with job-ready candidates who have already completed basic training with us and want to begin an apprenticeship*.

Simply register your interest and we'll contact you with a list of suitable applicants.

*Available for select courses/locations only

 

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The apprenticeship process — who does what?

 
Employer


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.

Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP)

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.

Supervising Registered Training Provider (STRO)

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.

 

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.

 

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Flexible training options

TAFE Queensland offers a variety of training options to suit you and your business. Contact us to discuss your unique training needs and find out how we can tailor our training to best suit your business.  

 
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Workplace

Students are trained and assessed by our workplace training officers in their own workplace.

 
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Mobile van

We bring the tools and equipment to you in our mobile training van.

 
 
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Drop in days

Students can drop in to a TAFE facility at any time to train with a teacher without needing to schedule it in advance.

 
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Day release

Training is scheduled one day a week at one of TAFE Queensland’s training facilities.

 
 
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Block training

Training is delivered in study blocks of one to six weeks at one of our state-of-the-art training facilities.

 
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Mixed mode

Combine on-campus learning with online elements, some blocks, some day release, or anything in between. 

 
 
Specialist training facilities

TAFE Queensland has a range of industry-standard facilities where your apprentice or trainee will learn the tools of the trade. With specialist facilities for automotive, building and construction, electrotechnology, engineering, manufacturing, and rail, you can be confident your staff will receive the highest quality trade training available.

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Funding options

User choice

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.

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Back to work

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.

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Free apprenticeships for under 21s

If you employ an apprentice or trainee under the age of 21 in one of 139 high priority qualifications, the training fees associated with their study will be covered by the Queensland Government (conditions apply).

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Australian Apprenticeships Incentive Program

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.

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Trade Skills and Assessment Gap Training (TSAGT)

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. 

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Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ)

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).

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Post-trade training

Post-trade training is a great option for your staff if your business needs to specialise, expand, or gain a specific trade licence. TAFE Queensland offers a range of post-trade short courses, diplomas, and advanced diplomas with flexible training options, payment plans, and subsidies available.

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Your complete training provider

TAFE Queensland offers more than just apprenticeship and traineeship training. Partner with us for all your business training needs so you can expand your business, diversify your skill set, or upskill your staff.

Short courses Customised training solutions

 

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Contact us

Online requests

If you need to access a copy of a training plan, acknowledgement of Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO) notification, or other apprentice documentation you can do this online. Alternatively, you can call the TAFE Queensland apprentice hotline on 1300 782 555.

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