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Why train your apprentice/trainee at TAFE Queensland

With over 135 years of quality training experience you can trust TAFE Queensland to equip your apprentice or trainee with the skills your business needs to thrive.

By TAFE Queensland


With over 135 years of quality training experience TAFE Queensland is a provider you can rely on. Each year we train over 120,000 students across more than 500 courses including 18,500 apprentices and trainees.


We deliver training to people across every stage of their career. We offer entry level pre-apprenticeships, short courses, apprenticeships and traineeships through to post-trade qualifications and advanced diplomas, as well as qualifications through Recognition of Prior Learning.

One point of contact

As one organisation state-wide, we offer one centralised inbox and contact details for all your apprenticeship and traineeship enquiries. Simply get in touch with us via email or our apprentice hotline on 1300 782 555 and we'll ensure your request gets to the right person. 


Gone are the days when your apprentice/trainee had to be away from the job for extensive training periods. Our flexible training options include in the workplace, online, and in the classroom at one of our 50+ Queensland locations. We can even build a customised training plan to suit you and your business.

Workplace - Your apprentice/trainee can be trained and assessed on the job by our workplace training officers. This ensures minimal disruption to your workplace and maxium convenience for both you and your apprentice/trainee. 

Drop in days -  Apprentices and trainees can drop in to train with a teacher at a TAFE Queensland campus with little or no notice. This flexible training option is perfect for downtime or rainy days. 

Block training - Training is delivered to apprentices/trainees in study blocks of one to six weeks at one of our state-of-the-art training facilities. This training option gives your apprentice/trainee the time and space to focus on their training away from the workplace environment. 

Mobile van - Don't have the time to get to a TAFE Queensland campus? We understand that running your own business can be demanding, that's why can can bring our tools and equipment to you in our mobile training van.

Day release - Training is scheduled one day a week at one of TAFE Queensland’s training facilities. This allows your apprentice/trainee to keep working and putting their skills into practice while they complete their formal training. 

Mixed mode - Combine on-campus learning with online elements, some blocks, some day release, or anything in between to create a training plan that works around you and your unique business needs. 

Industry experts

Our teachers are fully qualified with years of hands-on experience and practical knowledge. They're also passionate about passing on their hard-earning knowledge to your apprentice/trainee. With training developed in consultation with industry you can be confident our apprentices and trainees have the skills you're looking for.

Training facilities

With over $200 million invested in our specialist training facilities, our purpose-built training centres will ensure your apprentice or trainee receives hands-on training using the latest equipment, tools and practices.

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Student support

Our students have access to an extensive range of resources to assist with their studies. Our support services include learning support, counselling services, Indigenous student support, and disability services. 

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As an multi award-winning training provider with a 92.8 % employer satisfaction rate, TAFE Queensland continues to deliver outstanding results for both our students and employers.

If you're ready to get started and hire an apprentice/trainee check out our article on how to hire an apprentice/trainee. Or for more informaiton you can email us or call our apprentice hotline on 1300 782 555