Apprentices & trainees
An apprentice or trainee is a person employed under a training contract. Apprenticeships and traineeships provide a combination of employment and structured training.
An apprentice or trainee is contracted to an employer for a nominal period of time, enabling them to successfully gain competence in a trade as an apprentice, or vocational area as a trainee.
What's the difference between an apprentice and a trainee?
The differences between apprentices and trainees explained.
Why choose an apprenticeship or traineeship?
Learn as you earn. Apprentices and trainees gain both practical on-the-job experience as well as learning the theory behind the job. Find out what previous apprentices/trainees thought about their career path.
Responsibilities of apprentices and trainees and their employers.
Become an apprentice or trainee
Eligibility, types, steps to getting started, words you need to know and who's who in apprenticeships and traineeships.
Scholarships and competitions
Scholarships and competitions available to Queensland apprentices and trainees.
Wages and conditions
Apprentices and trainees are entitled to a number of concessions, allowances and pay conditions.
Information about the training contract (including how to make changes to, complete or cancel the training contract), the training plan and training record. Also includes costs involved with training.
Advice and support
There are several ways for you to seek advice and support about apprenticeships and traineeships.
Requesting replacement documents for apprenticeships/traineeships completed in Queensland
The Department of Education, Training and Employment can provide replacement certified copies of completions certificates, indentures and extracts for completed/cancelled apprenticeships and traineeships.
Your future's bright with a trade
Information on industry programs, advice and support available for Indigenous Australians, mature-aged jobseekers, people from a non-English speaking background, people with a disability, unemployed people and women.
Frequently asked questions
Answers to questions often asked by apprentices and trainees.