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Apprenticeships and traineeships are a great way to combine training with working in a real job, for a real boss with a real wage.
TAFE Queensland will work with you and your employer throughout your apprenticeship or traineeship to develop a training plan, deliver training, assess your achievement of skills and issue your qualification upon successful completion.
TAFE Queensland offers pre-trade programs (sometimes referred to as prevocational or pre-apprenticeship programs) that will equip you with the skills to start an apprenticeship in manufacturing, construction, engineering or professional cookery industries.
TAFE also offers school-based apprenticeships and traineeships which allow high school students to work for an employer, train towards a recognised qualification, and complete their secondary school studies.
If you are already trade qualified, TAFE Queensland can also assist you to expand your existing skills in both technical and supervisory capacities through its range of post-trade (sometimes referred to as advanced trade) programs. The primary goal of these programs is to enhance your career opportunities.
To find out how to become an apprentice or trainee, contact Apprenticeships Info on 1800 210 210 or visit the Apprenticeships Info website for more information.
For further information on TAFE training for apprenticeships and traineeships, contact your local institute.
Study a range of modules common to a large number of occupations, along with technical modules and life and communication skills.
Prepare for an apprenticeship: Pre-apprenticeship courses
Improve your chances of becoming an apprentice though a Pre-apprenticeship course.
Pre-apprenticeship courses have three advantages:
1. They form a valuable transition from school to work for school leavers.
2. Course completion may reduce the length of the apprenticeship
3. Employers can employ an apprentice who has immediately usable skills and who will require less time to complete any off-the-job training component.
Enrol in an apprenticeship or traineeship
With an apprenticeship or traineeship, you can combine training with working in a real job for a real wage!
Pre-trade (sometimes called pre-vocational or preapprenticeship) programs give you job-ready skills to start an apprenticeship in the manufacturing, construction, engineering or professional cookery industries.
Post-trade (sometimes called advanced trade) programs can assist you to expand your existing skills in both technical and supervisory capacities. The primary goal of these programs is to enhance your career opportunities.
To find out how students can become an apprentice or trainee, contact the Department of Education and Training on 1300 369 935 or visit the Train and Employ website.
Further information is available on vocational training support for apprentices and trainees with additional language, literacy and numeracy provisions.
Women in trade courses
TAFE Queensland supports gender equality initiatives and has a commitment to increase and extend the participation rates of women in vocational education and training.
Women are encouraged to apply for entry into all TAFE courses, including trades.
TAFE institutes provide assistance to female students, particularly those undertaking courses in areas where women are under-represented.
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