Access keys and skip links

Close print friendly
Home > Apprentices and trainees > Getting started as an apprentice or trainee > Who's who in apprenticeships and traineeships

Who's who in apprenticeships and traineeships

Department of Education and Training

The department, under the Further Education and Training Act 2014, oversees the apprenticeship and traineeship training contract and provides advice and assistance to new and existing stakeholders and parties of the apprenticeship and traineeship system in Queensland, that includes, but is not limited to:

Officers from the department may visit the workplace to assist with any issues.

For further information or advice, phone the department through Apprenticeships Info on 1800 210 210.

Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) providers

AASN providers are contracted by the Australian Government, and are the first point of contact during the life cycle of the training contract, to:

Find the AASN provider closest to you by phoning 13 38 73, or visit the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network website.

Supervising registered training organisations

(also referred to as training organisations)

Once a registered training organisation is chosen, and agrees, to deliver the training and assessment for an apprenticeship or traineeship, it then becomes the 'supervising registered training organisation' (also known as SRTO or your training organisation). The training organisation works with employers and apprentices/trainees to develop a training plan, deliver training, undertake assessment and issue the qualification upon successful completion of the apprenticeship or traineeship

Read the ATIS-043 Registered training organisations (supervising) information sheet.

Group training organisations

(also referred to as GTOs or group schemes)

Group training organisations employ apprentices and trainees and place them with different host employers on a short or long-term basis.

Group training organisations may:

To find a group training organisation in your area, contact the Apprentice Employment Network on 1800 819 747.

The Apprentice Employment Network brings together GTOs from throughout Queensland and the Northern Territory to provide quality employment and training to apprentices and trainees.

Host employer

Where apprentices or trainees are employed by a group training organisation, they will be placed with host employers to develop the skills necessary for their apprenticeship or traineeship.

Hiring an apprentice or trainee from a group training organisation enables host employers to participate in the employment and training of apprentices and trainees to suit their business needs.

Parent or guardian

If an apprentice or trainee is under 18 years of age and in the care and control of a parent or legal guardian when they enter into an apprenticeship or traineeship, the parent or guardian will need to:

Once the apprentice or trainee turns 18, the parent or guardian ceases to be a legal party to the training contract and is no longer responsible for the apprenticeship or traineeship.

Read the ATIS-020 Parent or guardian responsibilities information sheet.


In the case of a school-based apprentice or trainee, the school must approve and be involved in the apprenticeship or traineeship. The school's involvement includes:

Visit the Facts for schools page in the School-based section for more information.

This page was last updated at 28-August-2015
Home | Glossary | Site map | Contact us | Search