Whether you want to work for someone else, start your own business, advance your current skill set, or employ an apprentice or trainee, trades training with TAFE Queensland is the best way to harness your potential and turn something into something great.
Become an apprentice or trainee
Our training will prepare you to take up tools in a specific occupation. You will learn the skills and ability to build things, fix things, create and make great things to be proud of. From building and construction to baking and cookery, hairdressing to plumbing and everything in between, we're here to help you make great happen.
Information for trades employers
Great businesses need great people. We will take as much care with your apprentice and trainee as you do with your own business. With a 94 per cent employer satisfaction rating, we put 20,000 apprentices and trainees through their paces each year. Choose TAFE Queensland as your training provider for flexibility, consistency and quality.
Trades training areas
- Air-conditioning and refrigeration
- Automotive electrical technology
- Bricklaying and stonemasonry
- Baking and patisserie
- Beauty services
- Building and construction
- Building design
- Carpentry and joinery
- Civil construction
- Hairdressing and barbering
- Heavy automotive industries
- Light automotive
- Manufacturing and design
- Motorbike and bicycle mechanics
- Painting and decorating
- Tiling, plastering and flooring
Women in trades
At TAFE Queensland we're passionate about encouraging and empowering more girls and women to consider pursuing a trade pathway.
Whether you’re finishing school, re-entering the workforce or looking for a career change, you can earn while you learn with an apprenticeship and gain the hands-on skills and experience you need to carve out a future as a tradesperson.
Leaders in Australian supply of Zero Emission trucks and buses, Foton Mobility Distribution, have partnered with TAFE Queensland to develop crucial training.
Battery Electric Vehicle skills are available for eligible qualified Queensland automotive technicians under the Federal and Queensland Government Fee-Free TAFE funding.
Meet the Ulysses Motorcycle Apprentice of the Year for Queensland and Northern Territory that is 19 year-old, TAFE Queensland student Bailey Rice!
In a training first, TAFE Queensland has introduced an initiative that sees women in trades gain a network of their peers from their first training block.
Within months of starting an apprenticeship, Jenni Butler knew that a career with TAFE Queensland was her calling.
Free training opportunities are helping Sally O’Connor to steer her career in a new direction after life in the Royal Australian Navy.
TAFE Queensland is excited to announce a football centred TAFE at Schools program in collaboration with Football Queensland.
Having enjoyed photography since childhood, Natalie Lorenz picked up a camera after finishing school and started taking photos while deciding what to do with her life.
The TAFE Queensland Defence Team visits various employers every week to gather insight on current employment trends. This information helps the team provide guidance to transitioning ADF members and address their employment-related questions. With the evolving recruitment landscape, the Defence team is observing a shift in the types of recruitment requests they receive, such as unexpected and high-volume demands for specific skills.
Get ready to celebrate your milestone achievement with your loved ones and peers! Graduation is a major moment to bask in the glory of your success and share with the people who mean the most to you.
TAFE Queensland on the Gold Coast would like to invite you to an upcoming Nursing information session. We'd love to have you join us to learn all about starting your journey towards a rewarding career in nursing!
Orientation information for TAFE Queensland Gold Coast enrolled students.