Apprenticeships and traineeships are a smart way to recruit and train employees to meet the current and future needs of your business. No matter what industry you're in, hiring an apprentice or trainee provides your business with real benefits and contributes to your bottom line.

About TAFE Queensland

TAFE Queensland is the largest training provider for apprentices and trainees in the state. We offer pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship, traineeship and post-trade training programs across a wide range of study areas. 

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Why choose 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. With flexible training options, world-class facilities and industry-experienced teachers you can rest assured that your staff are in good hands. 

  • Over 135 years' experience training apprentices and trainees
  • Extensive range of qualifications and study areas available
  • One key point of contact for all apprentice/trainee enquiries 
  • Flexible training options available to suit your needs
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  • Quality teaching staff with years of hands-on experience
  • Industry-standard training facilities and equipment 
  • Learning support and student support services 
  • Our employer satisfaction rate is over 92% 

Flexible training options

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.

Mobile van

We bring the tools and equipment to you in our mobile training van.

Drop in days

Students can drop in to a TAFE facility at any time to train with a teacher without needing to schedule it in advance.

Day release

Training is scheduled one day a week at one of TAFE Queensland’s training facilities.

Block training

Training is delivered in study blocks of one to six weeks at one of our state-of-the-art training facilities.

Mixed mode

Combine on-campus learning with online elements, some blocks, some day release, or anything in between. 

Looking for an apprentice?

We can help you connect with enthusiastic people who want to begin an apprenticeship*.

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Funding options

User choice

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

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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Australian federal funding

The Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme provides a number of incentives to assist employers who take on an Australian Apprentice. Incentives payments are made when Australian Apprentices commence, recommence, and complete their training. 

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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.

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Online requests

If you need to access a copy of a training plan, acknowledgement of Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO) notification, or other apprentice documentation you can do this online. Alternatively, you can call the TAFE Queensland apprentice hotline on
1300 782 555.

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News and events

Apprentice and employer

5 reasons to hire an apprentice or trainee

There has never been a better time to hire an apprentice. Skilled people are hard to find, you can improve workplace efficiency, and there are a range of financial incentives available.

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How to hire an apprentice/trainee

Hiring an apprentice/trainee is easier than you might think. We've done the hard work for you and outlined the simple steps you need to take to find the perfect apprentice/trainee for your business. 

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Why train your apprentice/trainee at TAFE Queensland

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

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