About Traineeships

What is a Traineeship?

A combination of paid work and off-the-job training (college) that, if successfully completed, will gain you a recognised qualification. This qualification will enhance your career, and give you the opportunity to continue through to either apprenticeship (trade qualification) or diploma level.

How long does it take to complete a Traineeship?

A typical full-time traineeship takes 12 months to complete, and a part-time traineeship, 24 months.

Who can do a Traineeship?

Most traineeships require you to have completed Year 10, and some work experience in your chosen vocational field would be an advantage. You also need to have a strong commitment to your traineeship, as you will be required to complete formal training e.g. workbooks and assessments, to gain your qualification.

Will I get paid?

Yes, you will get paid according to the relevant award or workplace agreement covering the vocation you have chosen. Our payroll is processed weekly, and provided you have lodged a correctly completed and signed timesheet with our office by 2pm on a Monday, your pay will be in your nominated bank account within 2 working days.

What can I expect during my Traineeship with Apprenticeships Queensland?

Commitment - our motto is "we work for YOU!" We have a dedicated team of people whose sole purpose is to provide you with the work and training opportunities you need to successfully complete your qualification. Support - our employment consultants keep in regular contact through site visits to your place of work, phone, email and SMS. There is always someone available if you need help.

Quality training - at AQ, we manage and monitor your college bookings and your progress. We provide advice and assistance if needed to make sure you have the skills necessary to achieve the levels of competency required by your vocation.

Are there any costs involved when undertaking a Traineeship with Apprenticeships Queensland?

Apprenticeships Queensland pays your wages while you are at college. However, if you undertake a Certificate 3 Traineeship you will be responsible for the college fees.

How do I register with Apprenticeships Queensland?

This link will take you to our Online Registration page – just follow the prompts.


Apprenticeships Qld Ltd. (QBCC Licence: 74979)

Apprentice Employment Network

Call 333 95 333

292 Brisbane Street, West Ipswich 4305

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