Get your apprentice ready for business
Great businesses need great people, so choose quality training and partner with TAFE Queensland. With a 93 per cent employer recommendation, TAFE Queensland puts 25,000 apprentices through their paces every year. Tell your Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) Provider you want your apprentice trained and ready for business with TAFE Queensland.
Why choose TAFE Queensland
With more than 140 years of quality training experience and close to a 93 per cent employer recommendation, 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 25,000 apprentices through their paces every year. We offer pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship, traineeship and post-trade training qualifications across a wide range of study areas.
With flexible training options, purpose-built facilities and industry-experienced teachers, you can rest assured that you and your staff are in good hands.
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
Make the switch to TAFE Queensland in 3 steps
If you and your apprentice would like to change your supervising registered training organisation (SRTO) to TAFE Queensland, follow these simple steps:
- Make sure you both have a discussion and agree to the change—will you both be happy with the new arrangement?
- Complete the change of supervising registered training organisation (SRTO) form, and send to us: SRTONotifications@tafe.qld.edu.au.
- That’s it - we will lodge your paperwork with the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) and will be in touch to arrange your training.
TIP: Changing more than one apprentice or trainee? You need to complete sections 1 and 3 on the change of SRTO form, and submit a list of apprentices. Here’s a template. Once completed, email both to us TQ.SRTONotifications@tafe.qld.edu.au.
The apprenticeship process — who does what?
- Selects an apprentice.
- Chooses their preferred Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP), and chooses a Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO).
- Pays the apprentice a wage while they're training.
- Delivers on-the-job training as negotiated in the training plan.
- Develops the training plan with the employer and apprentice.
- Provides facilities, supervision, and training services required under the training plan.
- Arranges additional learning support as required.
- Issues the qualification upon successful completion.
- Provides advice on training options.
- Conducts employer and apprentice inductions, detailing rights and obligations under each training contract.
- Assists with completing and lodging training contracts.
- Provides information about the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives program.
How to get ready for business
Choose a course
TAFE Queensland offers pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship, traineeship and post-trade training programs across a wide range of study areas.
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.
Once you've found your preferred candidate, get in touch with your preferred Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) to start the sign-up process.
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).
Find Your Apprentice
Whether you already have an apprentice on the books or need help finding one, we can help. Our free Find Your Apprentice service can help connect you with job-ready candidates in your industry.*
TAFE Queensland can also provide your apprentice with quality, hands-on trade training and help get them ready for your business.
*Available for select courses/locations only
TAFE Queensland Jobs Board
The TAFE Queensland Jobs Board is designed to help you, our students, discover the most meaningful next best step in your career journey.
Finding the right people for your business can be challenging. Our jobs board could be the solution. Connect with our current students and graduates in two easy steps.
Step 1: Set up your business profile and submit your initial job opportunity. Spend 5-10 minutes completing your employer profile form.
Step 2: Once you’ve completed your employer profile, you will receive your direct access to the Prosple Employer Hub.
For each additional job you’d like to advertise, you can simply log into the Employer Portal and submit your job posting.
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.
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.
In its first phase, from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2024, the Australian Apprenticeships Incentive System will provide wage subsidies for eligible employers in priority occupations.
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.
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).
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.
Students are trained and assessed by our workplace training officers in their own workplace.
Students can drop in to a TAFE facility at any time to train with a teacher without needing to schedule it in advance.
Training is delivered in study blocks of one to six weeks at one of our state-of-the-art training facilities.
We bring the tools and equipment to you in our mobile training van.
Training is scheduled one day a week at one of TAFE Queensland’s training facilities.
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.
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.
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.