Hiring an apprentice or trainee is a great way to build your business for now and into the future with skilled individuals who are passionate and looking to learn.
TAFE Queensland North has more than 3000 students from hundreds of businesses and organisations across varied industries in the North Queensland region currently undertaking recognised, competency-based training.
Apprentices and trainees are contracted to an employer for the time it takes to gain skills in a trade or vocational area. An apprentice or trainee:
The apprenticeship and traineeship system in Queensland is administered by the Queensland Department of Education and Training and regulated by the Further Education and Training Act 2014. The department works closely with Australian Apprenticeship Support Network providers, registered training organisations and group training organisations to ensure apprentices and trainees achieve successful outcomes.
For more information visit the Apprenticeships Info website for an overview of what the difference is between an apprentice and a trainee, how apprenticeships and traineeships work, employers' responsibilities, how to become an apprentice or trainee, wages and conditions, advice and support and frequently asked questions.
TAFE Queensland North is committed to providing our current 3000 students with quality training and assessment services that meet their needs. We have a robust quality management system in place to continually review and improve its processes and services. TAFE Queensland North also undergoes rigorous external audits to verify its ongoing compliance with the requirements of the VET Quality Framework and has been deemed compliant by the Australian Skills Quality Authority following its last audit.
Pre-apprenticeship programs provide students with the basic skills and knowledge needed to work in an industry setting. Successful completion of pre-apprenticeship training can greatly increase the chances of gaining an apprenticeship in a chosen field.
These programs are highly regarded by employers, who can be confident of the level of knowledge, skills and task awareness of apprentices. Some pre-apprenticeship programs may give credit towards the first year of an apprenticeship, possibly shortening the overall training period.
Secondary students may also wish to consider TAFE Secondary (TAFESEC) programs. Training under this scheme leads to recognised VET qualifications which can be credited towards apprenticeships, traineeships, higher level qualifications or university.