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Trade training

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.

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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. 

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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. 

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.

Featured news and events

TAFE Queensland wins national training trophy

TAFE Queensland is the best vocational education and training provider in the country, named the Large Training Provider of the Year at the prestigious 2023 Australian Training Awards.