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Apprenticeships and Traineeships Queensland

An apprenticeship or traineeship allows you to become qualified for a job while studying for a relevant certificate or diploma.

Apprenticeships and Traineeships – QLD

Apprenticeship and Traineeship Services:
Your Future, Your Way

For job seekers, an apprenticeship or traineeship allows you to gain real workplace skills while gaining a nationally-recognised qualification. The best part is you get paid while learning on the job and becoming qualified. This is a flexible way to work full-time, part-time – or even while you’re still at school.

For employers, apprentices and trainees can future proof your business with the next generation of skilled employees.

Apprentices and trainees can fit into any business or industry! There are over 500 qualification opportunities within hospitality, childcare, IT, design, fitness, tourism, aviation, retail and more. The possibilities are endless, and our team are here to help!

In Queensland, BUSY At Work also offer specialist mentoring programs, including:

Clean Energy Apprenticeship Support!

BUSY at Work’s B-Green program offers a comprehensive support system for both apprentices and clean energy businesses. We’re passionate about creating a skilled workforce that drives the state’s transition to a net-zero economy.

Supporting Women in Male-dominated Trades


Our BUSY Sisters program bridges the gap between businesses and skilled female apprentices in male-dominated trades. Our program offers mentorship and support to both apprentices and employers, fostering success and building a diverse and thriving workforces.

Supporting First Nation's Apprentices

We’re a specialist provider of apprenticeship support services for First Nations people in Queensland. Partnering with Yilabara to deliver culturally sensitive support, our focus is on empowering apprentices and employers to succeed.

Apprenticeship Central
Search for Positions!

Apprenticeship Central is a national jobs board devoted solely to apprenticeship and traineeship positions across Australia.

There are hundreds of opportunities in a range of occupations and industries. Find your next career path opportunity today!

Information Guide for Employers & Apprentices

An apprenticeship or traineeship can be an exciting career pathway choice! There are literally hundreds of career paths to choose from including construction, business, agriculture, fashion, design, animal care – and many more!

Supporting Apprentices & Trainees

Particularly in your first years as an apprentice, you may not be earning a great deal. Hang in there because it’s definitely worth it to continue and gain the rewards that completing your qualification, gaining valuable experience in the workplace and in your industry that an apprenticeship or traineeship can provide.

To support you, a range of financial and other support is available to apprentices and trainees to assist you to successfully complete your training and contribute in the workplace.

Apprenticeship and Traineeship FAQs

  • Get practical hands-on training in an industry of your choice.
  • Find your edge in a competitive market.
  • Gain formal recognition of your skills and experience.
  • Have a stepping stone to higher education.
  • Receive paid work combined with structured training that can be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both.
  • Choose your training provider with your employer.
  • Have the opportunity to finish sooner as it is competency-based, which means you can complete your training faster if you reach the required skill levels sooner than planned.
  • End up with a nationally recognised qualification.

With this type of work and learning opportunity, through an apprenticeship or traineeship, you and your employer are protected with a formal training contract. Both sides sign this document to outline things like your role, wages, and expectations. With this protection, if you ever think that your employer may be in breach of something, give us a call, and we’ll help investigate for you.

Undertaking an apprenticeship is time spent learning a skilled trade under a qualified tradesperson or professional. There are hundreds of professions – from hairdresser to mechanic, electrician to a chef, plumber to cabinet maker.

A traineeship is the time spent learning a job (or vocation) under a supervisor. You can do this in just about any workplace, for example, in a shop, a fast food outlet or office. These qualifications range from Certificate II up to Advanced Diploma.

We get it, unfortunately situations can sometimes get in the way of your hopes and dreams! If you’re struggling, there is support available! Depending on your circumstances, BUSY At Work can connect you with a mentor or advise you on support available to you to ensure you successfully complete your apprenticeship. 

For eligible apprentices or trainees, you can apply for an Australian Apprenticeships Support Loan to assist you with your living expenses. Find out more.

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