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Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Apprenticeships and Traineeships are arrangements that combine formally recognised training with a registered training organisation (such as a TAFE or trade school), with practical work experience and on- the-job training.

What’s the difference between an Apprenticeship and a Traineeship?

Apprenticeships allow the individual to study for a trade qualification, for example as a carpenter, chef or hairdresser. It will take approximately 3-4 years to complete an apprenticeship.

Traineeships allow a person to study for a certificate level qualification to work in a particular industry or occupation; for example, in office work, childcare or information technology. It will take approximately 1-2 years to complete a traineeship.

Who’s eligible?

Apprenticeships and traineeships can be done on a full-time or part-time basis by anyone who is old enough to work. The age a person can start work depends on the state or territory that they work in.

High school students can also do a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship, which combines work, training and secondary education.

Why should your business consider an Apprentice or Trainee?

  • The opportunity to train the apprentice or trainee in specific skills and processes suited to your organisation.
  • Training up the next generation of skilled workers benefits your business, reducing skills shortages and ensuring you have qualified and productive staff.
  • The Apprentice or Trainee will be more invested in your business, with statistics showing that around 50% of apprentices stay in the same occupation.
  • Incentives, funding and financial support through the Queensland Government Department of Employment, Small Business and Training, including covering the full cost of training for apprentices and trainees under the age of 25, who commence, or are undertaking, one of the 139 priority apprenticeship and traineeship qualifications.

Taking on an Apprentice or Trainee can be a smart move for your business. Another smart move is partnering with the right HR provider so you get time back to focus on the things important to you. You’re already on our website; why not check out our LinkedIn and Facebook pages too? Then give us a call to see how we can help you get where you want to be. Now that’s smart. 

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