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Get your apprentice ready for business

Great businesses need great people, so choose quality training and partner with TAFE Queensland. With a 91 per cent employer satisfaction rating, TAFE Queensland puts 20,000 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 91 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 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.

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: 

  1. Make sure you both have a discussion and agree to the change—will you both be happy with the new arrangement?
  2. Complete the change of supervising registered training organisation (SRTO) form, and send to us: SRTONotifications@tafe.qld.edu.au.
  3. 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?

 

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. 

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.

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

Funding options

Free apprenticeships for under 25s

The Queensland Government is supporting young Queenslanders up to the age of 25 by providing access to fully subsidised training across a range of priority apprenticeship and traineeship qualifications.

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 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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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.

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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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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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The Federal Government’s Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements program entitles eligible businesses who take on a new apprentice or trainee to a 50 per cent wage subsidy. The subsidy of up to $7,000 per quarter is available for the first 100,000 employers who register before 30 June 2022.

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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 automotivebuilding and constructionelectrotechnologyengineeringmanufacturing, and rail, you can be confident your staff will receive the highest quality trade training available.

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.

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.

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